[tig] "Light Struck" Leader (5302)

john.pytlak at kodak.com john.pytlak
Fri Jul 25 20:21:45 BST 2003

Rob Lingelbach asked:

Thu, 24 Jul 2003 12:38:44 -0700
From: Rob Lingelbach <rob at colorist.org>
To: Telecine Internet Group <tig at colorist.org>
Subject: [tig] light-struck

I like to use as leader on rolls of negative "light-struck"
film, which is the term i used to use to order it.  It is
grayish-white acetate film that behaves nicely in use for
leader on negative.  Could someone enlighten me about how it
is made and from what base stock?

thanks in advance
Rob Lingelbach
colorist, tig coadmin, etc.


"Light Struck" leader usually refers to unprocessed EASTMAN Fine Grain 
Release Positive Film 5302.  The emulsion is a cream color, and slowly 
darkens with exposure to intense light.  Many like it because it is an 
actual film product with carefully controlled finishing parameters.  But 
being a print film, it normally has print film perfs and is long pitch.


Here is the ESTAR base version:


Kodak subsidiary FPC also carries a full line of leaders:


Hope this helps.

(signed by:)
John P. Pytlak
Senior Technical Specialist
Customer Technical Services
Entertainment Imaging
Research Labs, Building 69, Room 7525A
Eastman Kodak Company
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