Ever wondered how Kodak film is made? Find out in the Kodak Factory Tour video

Kodak portra 400 film
(Image credit: Juan Goyache from Unsplash)

If you shoot film, chances are you know a little bit about how it works and how it’s developed – but you might not know about how it’s made. The latest video (below) from Smarter Every Day on YouTube takes you on a tour around the Kodak factory in Rochester, New York, and shows you the process from start to finish. 

Manufacturing film is a complicated process that demands specialist equipment, materials and a lot of know-how. Smarter Every Day's Destin Sandlin is an engineer and producer, who was recently invited on a behind-the-scenes tour of the Kodak Factory in downtown New York. It was founded in 1890 by George Eastman and, despite filing for bankruptcy in 2012, the plant is still producing film to this day.  

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.