hmmm, maybe talk to a friend who might enjoy watching it actually happen, and learn a thing or two, in exchange for documenting it.
Find a friend with the latest $3000 dslr and a fast f/1.2-1.4 lens. Ask them to film the entire process, while you 'teach' the camera, but you're really teaching the guy behind the camera. If all goes well, at the end of the shoot you have another digital->film convert to swell our ranks. muahaha.
An awful lot of electrons were terribly inconvenienced in the making of this post.
I recorded once with my Nikon D90 with normal settings and exposure in automatic. I covered all the lights from camera.
It was easy and worked just fine. It was possible to se the image comming up on the paper but it wasn't very clear to identify the image on the paper until I showed it again on normal light.