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Kodak: The Nature of Film (CD-ROM)

This educational CD-ROM describes the art and science of motion picture film including the basics of image capture, processing, and sensitometry. The course is broken into four key components and a glossary of terms, each section ends with a self-check exercise. Topics covered include:

What is Film?

  • Similarities between still and motion imaging.
  • The three common types of film backing (antihalation, REMJET, dyed-film base), the imaging layers in color film, the function of the ultraviolet absorbing layer and the purpose of a film overcoat.

How Film Works

  • How black-and-white film is exposed and processed.
  • How color film is exposed and processed.
  • Describe how film compensates for the imperfection in dyes.
  • How light forms a latent image on silver halide crystals.
  • Masking by colored couplers


  • Basic graph principles.
  • The parts of the characteristic curve.
  • Spectral sensitivity curves and spectral-dye-density curves.
  • The relationship between grain size and film speed.

Motion Picture Film

  • Format sizes of motion picture film.
  • Characteristics that differentiate motion picture film from still photography.
  • Motion picture aspect ratios.
  • Motion picture film as it relates to length, processing, and projection.

CD-ROM System Requirements


  • 486/66 or higher processor, including Intel Pentium processor
  • Windows 3.1, 95, 98, 2000, Me, XP, or Windows NT 4 or later
  • 16 MB RAM required
  • CD-ROM 4X or higher
  • Minimum 24-bit color display
  • 800 X 600 screen resolution


  • Power Macintosh (G3 or higher)
  • MacOS 8.1, 8.5, 8.6, 9.x or OS X (classic mode only)
  • CD-ROM 4X or higher
  • Minimum 24-bit color display
  • 800 X 600 screen resolution

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