Beginner Question in 16mm Posted February 12, 2006 Practice in a room without windows like a bathroom. Be prepared for a few rolls not to be seated properly and they come back unwatchable. Once you get the loading down and know the sound of your camera it will be fine, just takes a little practice. Removing the take-up reel is the easy part. Just throw your coat over the camera in your lap and have the plastic box under there too, remove the reel from the camera (easy since its not threaded anymore) and place into the black box while under the coat. Close the box and you're done. Not a bad idea to write on the back of the box what you shot on the film for reference, and other issues like speed or possible exposure problems. Also keep in mind when shipping film its always good to use FedEx or DHL to avoid possible X-Ray issues with U.S. Mail. You can use 2nd day or ground probably and be fine.