About Us

We are This Is How I Roll Film. We sell 35mm and 120 Motion Picture film for still photography.

My name is Peter and I have been shooting film for a number of years, and like many of us, I watched as the price of our beloved colour films go up and up over the years. 

From this, came the idea of bulk loading the Kodak Vision3 motion picture films to allow there to be an affordable colour film on the market so that you can get back to taking and capturing the moments that mean the most to you. 

In my own photography, you will most likely see me shooting on a range of formats. I started my journey in analogue photography like many of us, with a good old 35mm camera. I still remember taking a disposable camera on my year 7 French trip. 

However, I originally got back into analogue photography through Polaroids and a SX-70. After playing around with Polaroids, I decided to jump back into film photography completely. I did have a Yashica Electro 35, that i took on a few trips, but I always found getting through a roll of 36 exposures on 35mm film a bit of a challenge. So, I decided to jump to medium format where I ended up with a Mamiya 645 1000s. I loved using that camera, and soon after, I jumped to the Mamiya RB67.

The RB67 was the camera that changed my photography, and i finally felt like i understood it all. I loved having multiple film backs, so I can swap from black and white to colour without having to finish the roll of film. 

From there, I did the same thing we all do and brought a bunch of cameras, like the:

  1. Yashica Mat 124G
  2. Fuji GW690
  3. Olympus OM1
  4. Bessa R. 

I also started to shoot large format, with the help of an Intrepid 4x5 and a 8x10. I like to challenge myself, so I like to try out a different film format, to test myself. 

I also like to dabble with 16mm film with my Bolex H16. After falling in love with the motion picture stocks that I sell, I loved the idea of filming memories on the same film stocks. 

I am super excited to see what happens with Thisishowirollfilm, and where it takes me. It has been an amazing year, and the making of this website has been an exciting step, and I can't wait to see where it takes me. 

 

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Who is Thisishowirollfilm?

Thisishowirollfilm is the best place to get your ECN-2 motion picture film in 35mm and 120.

What is ECN-2 film?

ECN-2 is the development process for Kodak's range of Motion Picture film (Kodak Vision3 50D,200T,250D & 500T).

This process is slightly different to the other developing options like C41.

What makes ECN-2 different?

Motion Picture film has an additional layer called the Remjet Layer.

What is the Remjet Layer?

The Remjet layer is a black carbon layer that is on the back of the film.

This layer is there to protect the film when it is in the camera, as motion picture cameras run film through the camera at 24fps. This could allow static build up. The remjet backing helps minimise the risk of it damaging the film. The layer also helps protect the film from scratches.

In traditional ECN-2 developing, the Remjet layer is removed through a pre-bath. This is the reason that ECN-2 film cannot go through a C41 machines, as the remjet layer would contaminate the chemistry in the machine. The lab would then have to replace the chemistry and spend time and money to clean the machine.

Which labs can I send your film to?

There are a number of film labs in the UK that are now developing ECN-2 film. The following labs all currently develop ECN-2 film:

Some of these labs use traditional ECN-2 chemicals like the Film Safe, Take It Easy & Gulabi Labs. Some labs like Jack's lab remove the remjet and then run it through a C41 machine.

Which films do you offer?

Currently i stock the following:

  • Kodak Vision3 50D 35mm & 120
  • Kodak Vision3 200T 35mm
  • Kodak Vision3 250D 35mm & 120
  • Kodak Vision3 500T 35mm & 120.
  • Kodak Ektachrome 100D 35mm
  • Kodak Eastman Double X B&W 35mm.

What does the 'D' and 'T' stand for in your film?

The 'D' & 'T' stand for Daylight balanced & Tungsten balanced.

The daylight balanced film means they are balanced to capture images outside during the day.

The tungsten balanced film means they are balanced to capture images in lowlight situations or artifical lighting.

Tungsten balanced film shot in daylight will have a blue hue to them. This can be corrected either in post through colour correcting or by using a warming filter like a 85B filter. Adding the filter will prevent as much light to go through the lens and as a result you may need change the ISO you are shooting at. For example 500T with a warming filter, will have a ISO of 320 rather than 500.

How long does it take for you to ship my film?

On most occasions it will take 2-3 business days to fufill an order unless a alternative timeline has been mentioned on a product page, or annouced on the website.

Some products will be down as a pre-order. These products will be fulfilled within the usual 2-3 business days, once they have arrived with me.