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Kodachrome UPDATE

Kodachrome lab: DWAYNE'S

Kodak Prepaid Processing MAILERS

B & W reversal labs

Ektachrome labs

Negative labs

Old chemistry and outdated stocks

Esoteric services: stills, restoration, telecine

Sound striping, misc.

Prints & blow-ups

Fuji Single 8

Supplies- leader, splices, reels

Viewers

 

KODACHROME, the venerable, late-lamented beautiful stock. Kodak DISCONTINUED this wonderful stock. Processing ENDED in 2010.

 

Ektachrome Super 8 discontinued in 2012.

Dwayne's Photo, tel: 620 421 3940, toll free in US 800-522-3940.DwaynesPhoto.com Dwayne's street address for express shipments is 415 S. 32nd St. Parsons KS 67357 USA

By mail: Dwayne's Photo, P.O. Box 274, Parsons KS 67357

 

Dwayne's no longer processes Kodakschrome Super 8.
THANK YOU, DWAYNE'S FOLKS.

 

 

 

 

 

Black & White reversal labs

 

Alpha Cine Lab, 9800 40th Ave South, Seattle, WA 98118, tel: 206.682.8230, 206.682.6649 alphacine.com

PAC Lab, tel: 212.505.7797 Super 8, 16mm B&W, Super 16, Ektachrome reversal. Same day if in by 10:30 M-F. 24/7 by appointment. Fax: 212-475-6211. Lab: 37 E. 1st St. NYC 10003 pac-lab.com

Yale Lab, B & W, color daily, full service. 3906 West Burbank Blvd. Burbank, CA 91505 Phone: (818) 558-3456 FAX: (818) 558-3344 Email: info@yalefilmandvideo.com. yalefilmandvideo.com

Exclusive Film, 101-F1 Niagara St. Toronto, Ontario M5V-1C3 Canada.Black and white and color reversal processing. No neg. No K40. Tel: 416.598.2700. Fax: 416.598.0766 Toll Free: 1.888.497.9922 exclusivefilm.net

Film & Video Services, B&W and color reversal. Regular 8mm, Super 8, 16mm and used equipment. Great prices. Gary Rasmusson, F&VS, 2620 Central Ave. N.E. Minneapolis MN 55418. Tel: 612.789.8622. filmvideoservices.net

WHO SHOOTS BLACK AND WHITE?

Back in 1999 Kodak's people met with filmmakers, film professors, professional DPs and labs to ask about the use of those primordial, elegant recorders of light and dark: black and white reversal motion picture film stocks. The upshot? Kodak found out why those in the know love B&W reversal. Of special note? the film teachers declared that B&W reversal is THE BEST WAY TO TEACH beginning filmmaking. They love its look on screen, the simplicity of shooting and handling, its low cost. Most of all film teachers said B&W reversal film allows them to see what a student has really learned.

Experiencing Real Film on a Screen seems to be a basic innoculation against the disease of ugly and overlong imagery that comes from the use of video camcorders. It's easy and gratifying to retrace early film history with basic cameras and B&W reversal film. The flickering images on the silver screen encourage a new filmmakers curiosity, enthusiasm and aesthetic sense while helping to build self-control. You can promote basic filmmaking for its allure and discipline. Plus X and Tri X are great in 16mm and Super 8. Teach a class, start a Flicker; there must be 100 ways to enroll new filmmakers.

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EKTACHROME LABS

 

Exclusive Film, 101-F1 Niagara St. Toronto, Ontario M5V-1C3 Canada.Black and white and color reversal processing. No neg. No K40. Tel: 416.598.2700. Fax: 416.598.0766 Toll Free: 1.888.497.9922 ExclusiveFilm.net

Film & Video Services 2620 Central Ave- N.E. Minneapolis MN 55418. tel: 612-789-8622. FilmVideoServices.net

Alpha Cine Lab, 9800 40th Ave South, Seattle, WA 98118, tel: 206.682.8230, 206.682.6649 alphacine.com

PAC Lab, tel: 212.505.7797 Super 8, 16mm B&W, Super 16, Ektachrome reversal. Same day if in by 10:30 M-F. 24/7 by appointment. Fax: 212-475-6211. Lab: 37 E. 1st St. NYC 10003 Pac-Lab.com

Prep Film Service 21940 Cumberland Northville MI 48167 Local tel: (248) 347-6610 Fax (248) 347-6610 Toll free tel: 800-793-3456. PrepFilm.com

Spectra Film & Video 5626 Vineland Ave, North Hollywood, CA 91601 phone same tel: 818-762-4545, fax: 818-762-5454 Super 8 , 16mm and 35mm Ektachrome. SpectraFilmandVideo.com

Yale Lab , B & W, color daily, full service. 3906 West Burbank Blvd. Burbank, CA 91505 Phone: (818) 558-3456 FAX: (818) 558-3344 Email: info@yalefilmandvideo.com YaleFilmandVideo.com

 

In mid 2005, Kodak introduced a new color reversal film in Super 8 cartridges. Ektachrome 64T Color Reversal Film 7280, is described on their website and requires E-6 chemistry for processing which many labs do. It is superior to and replaces the color reversal film that Kodak introduced to Super 8 filmmakers in August 1997, called Ektachrome 125 or 7240 ( like its 16mm cousin ) which is NOT processed by Kodak. The old Ekta 125 needed VNF-1 processing by an independent lab which is harder to find. See Esoteric services: stills, restoration, telecine

Dwayne's Photo P.O. Box 274, Parsons KS 67357 tel: 620 421 3940, toll free in US 800-522-3940, DwaynesPhoto.com

 

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NEGATIVE

Negative filmstocks were first offered in the early 1990s in Super 8 by the company Pro 8mm, a.k.a. Super 8 Sound in Burbank, CA. Recently, Kodak itself began selling negative film stocks in its Super 8 line. Historically, 8mm and Super 8 filmmakers used the venerable reversal film stocks like Black and White, or Kodachrome, which gave the culture what we think of as the "home movie look." They are called reversal stocks because the camera film returns from processing ready for direct projection.

We counsel family moviemakers to consider only using Black and white reversal film or Kodachrome reversal films as either will be less expensive than negative and both reversal films have outstanding preservation qualities for recording for posterity.

Negative camera film records images as negatives (like the orangish ones that come back with color still photographs or snapshots.) Negative stocks are usually the choice in the larger motion picture gauges where the intent was to create prints for distribution. Negative stocks compresses contrast engineered for creation of prints. At this time, Super 8 negative seems to be largely used in independent features and music videos for transfer for digital post-production.

A big line of negative Super 8 stocks are available from Pro8mm so contact Phil or Rhonda Vigeant,
Pro8mm at Super8 Sound, tel: 818-848-5522, 2805 West Magnolia Blvd. Burbank CA 91505. Pro8mm.com

If you choose to use Pro8 negative filmstocks, we recommend that you focus on Pro8 and their packages and use them for film, processing and transfer. That will help you and them assure the integrity of the product and services.

If you choose to buy negative filmstocks in Super 8 from Kodak US itself, go back to their website and get Kodak connections to a lab. We urge Kodak to become better advocates for its products and to design its website with an eye to helping its filmmakers. Kodak.com

Alpha Cine Lab, 9800 40th Ave South, Seattle, WA 98118, tel: 206.682.8230, 206.682.6649 alphacine.com

GERMANY: Andec Filmtechnik , Hasenheide 9, D- 10967 Berlin. Email: service AT andecfilm.de Tel: 49 30 691 7036, Fax: 49 30 693 0321 Printing from Super 8 Negative film stock, Reversal Processing and many kinds of printing not available in the United States. andecfilm.de

 

OLD CHEMISTRY & OUTDATED STOCKS>

 

Explore filmmaking that's almost FREE and FUN?

Shooting any film which is outdated carries some risk, often reduced if you know how the film was stored. New stock will last longer if frozen at purchase and thawed inside a plastic bag to allow condensation to form on the bag not the film. Outdated color film cannot be counted on for reliable color, but can provide fun results for experimenters. If it has been held in a stable environment, preferably frozen, we find Kodachrome color to be incredibly reliable even when long outdated. (Explorers have carried Kodachrome to the ends of the earth.)

Outdated B & W stocks sometimes look normal if they were well stored. I recently took home movies on Kodachrome stock that has been frozen 18 years and had amazing results, not a surprise with this fine stock. The Ektachromes will give variable results past their date. Hand processing of old rolls can be exciting for experimental filmmakers. The Widescreen Centre in London sells home processing tanks.

The older Ektachrome 160 film requires EM-26 processing. Send it to Film Rescue or Martin Baumgarten.

 

Film Rescue International, Greg Miller, P.O. Box 44, Fortuna ND 58844. Greg can process old still film & movie film of these old chemistry processes: K-12, EM25, EM26, ECO-3 and ME-4. tel: 306 695 2300 or 800 329 8988. Kodak Ektachrome, Agfa Moviechrome or similar Kodak Kodachrome, Agfachrome, Ansochrome, Fujichrome or similar B/W film, too. Processed in regular six week cycles. See site for next cycle filmrescue.com

Martin Baumgarten, Plattsburg Photographic, 18 Elm St. Plattsburg, NY 12901 tel: 518 561 6312 Martin does processing of many special films by hand. He is also the author of many helpful technical articles about Super 8 and 8mm film all across the web. Contact him at Super8mm at aol dot com.

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ESOTERIC SERVICES,
frame enlargements, old film processing.

 

FRAME ENLARGEMENTS from movie film frames

Panopticon Imaging, Inc. Hingham, MA tel: 781/740.1300. Owner and master printer Paul Sneyd can handle requests for a frame of movie film. Call for specific instructions on how to identify frames. filmrescue.com

Martin Baumgarten, Plattsburg Photographic, 18 Elm St. Plattsburg, NY 12901 CALL or EMAIL FIRST. Email: Super8mm AT aol dot com. tel: 518 561 6312 Martin does processing of many special films by hand. He is also the author of many helpful technical articles about Super 8 and 8mm film all across the web.

 

FILM RESTORATION and SPECIAL TELECINE

 

Brodsky & Treadway We are the people who bring you this website. Our speciality is high quality transfer of Standard 8mm, Super 8, or 16mm, camera original, reversal film only. Sound from all sources. Very deteriorated and shrunken film is possible, please call to discuss. Our transfer is scene-by-scene only with wet gate, and we do archival frame rates. SD Beta-SP or Digital Betacam masters. By appointment only. Tel: 978.948.7985. (9-6 EST) When shipping please call Toni first. B & T, 69 Warehouse Lane, Rowley MA 01969, USA.
B & T website.

Colorlab Inc. 5708 Arundel Ave, Rockville, MD 20852 tel: 301-770-2128, Fax: 301- 816-0798, contact Jake or the owner, Russ Suniewick. Restoration and printing services 35mm, 16mm, 8mm, 9.5mm and digitization. Rare: 9.5mm film telecine Colorlab recently added the ability to transfer 9.5mm or 28mm to video, or HD, a very rare service. They can handle all gauges from 8mm to 35mm and anamorphic, whether telecine transfer or copying film to film. Colorlab's website. Top

 

These listings for filmmakers information only. This publication cannot guarantee services or service providers on its lists. -ed.

 

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PRINTS, BLOW-UPS


(labs in alphabetical order)

GERMANY: Andec Filmtechnik , Hasenheide 9, D- 10967 Berlin. Email: service AT andecfilm.de Tel: 49 30 691 7036, Fax: 49 30 693 0321 Printing from Super 8 Negative film stock, Reversal Processing and many kinds of printing not available in the United States. andecfilm.de

BB Optics, Bill Brand, a filmmaker and master optical printer, 212.966.6253. Blow-ups 8 or Super 8 to 16mm. Archival. www.bboptics.com

Cineric Inc. 630 Ninth Ave. NYC 10036 tel: 212-586-4822, fax: 212.582.3744. WET GATE optical printing for 8mm and Super 8 to 16mm and 35mm. Beautiful work. www.cineric.com

Colorlab Inc. 5708 Arundel Ave, Rockville, MD 20852 tel: 301-770-2128, Fax: 301- 816-0798, contact Jake or Russ Suniewick. Russ has taken our needs to heart and is expanding his excellent lab and has a wide range of services for small gauge film. They have recently added the ability to transfer 9.5mm to video, a very rare service. http://www.ColorLab.com/

Frank Bruinsma, Super 8 Reversal Lab Hoge Zand 30A, 2512 EM Den Haag, NEDERLAND tel: 06 26218676 (werkdagen 8.30am - 18.00pm) e-mail: post at super8 dot nl We hear Frank is offering Super 8 services of processing, duplication, camera rentals and sales. www.super8.nl
Filmmakers report Frank is doing excellent work.

In the UK, The Widescreen Centre sells Super 8 negative and reversal, plus standard (regular) 8 colour reversal, and also does processing. 

In the UK: East Anglian Film Archive, University of East Anglia, Norwich, U.K. Optical step printing of 9.5mm, Standard 8mm, Super 8, 16mm, 17.5mm. www.uea.ac.uk/eafa Tel: 01603 592 664 and Fax: 011.44. 1 603 593 475.

In Germany, KahlFilm,   Kahl sells film and also does processing.

John Hall for wet gate or printing to reversal stock, or Super 16. John Hall, Finch Cottage, Finch Lane, Knotty Green, Beaconsfield, Bucks, U.K. Tel: 011.44. 1 494 672 757.

Film Technology Co. 726 North Cole Ave. Hollywood, CA 90038 Phone: 323.464.3456 FAX: 323.464.7439 contatc: Alan. FilmTech.com B & W Reversal, Printing and Telecine

Interformat at Monaco Lab, 234 Ninth St. San Francisco CA 94103. Optical printing, 8mm or S8 to 16mm or 35mm. Tel: 510.523.1100. MonacoSF.com Interformat partners with Monaco Digital Film Labs to offer a wide range of optical effects, including: * 16mm to 16mm * 35mm to 35mm * 16 or Super 16/35mm Blow Up or Reduction * Main and End Title Design * Dissolves * Freeze Frames * Registration Prints or Masters * Optical / Digital Effects.

John Kneller optical printing services, John Kneller's email. In 2002, John wrote "I have a service specializing in optical blow-ups from super 8mm, regular 8mm and 16mm to 16mm and 35mm 1.85 flat. Both camera and printer are dual pin-registered. 11 years experience."

BELGIUM: Color by De Jonhge Diksmuidekaai 4, B-8500 Kortrijk, Tel 32.056.350.710 Color-by-DeJonhge.be

BELGIUM: Studio Gamma, 86 rue Delacourt, 4470 St. Georges, Belgium tel/fax 32. 42. 75. 17. 28 StudioGamma website

 

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FUJI SINGLE 8 FILM

 

From the editor Jurgen Lossau at smallformat (issue 06/2006) the  excellent magazine in Germany comes this word on Fuji:


"Fuji Stops Produktion and Processing of Single-8 Films

April 25th 2006. Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd., the inventor of the Single-8  system, announces that the sale and processing of  "FUJICHROME R25N" and  "FUJICHROME RT200N" will stop. The last films on the market are labeled  "process best before March 2007". The Fuji lab in Tokyo will close in  September 2008 for Single-8 films.

The Japanese company Retro 8 (www.retro8.com ) announces that they will be able to go on with processing of Fujichrome films even after September 2008. They offer a new Single-8 film, called Cinevia, which is a daylight material with ISO/ASA 50. Because of it's acetate base the Single-8 cartridge can only take 12 meters of film stock. Fujchrome has a polyester base which is 30% thinner so that there are 15m of film inside the cartridge. Retro 8 is also offering a blackandwhite film in Single-8 cartridges (also 12m), called Retro X. The Retro 8 films for Single-8 cameras are also available at GK-Film ( www.film-super8.de ) and Super 8 Reversal lab in Rottedream ( www.super8.nl ).  (end of quote)  from   http://smallformat.schiele-schoen.de/home/zeitschrift_detail.asp?id=2171

 

FUJI Single 8 History 

In 1965 Fuji introduced its superb Single 8 system in Japan just moments before Kodak launched Super 8. Single 8 is 8mm wide with Super 8 image area and perforations and will play in Super 8 projectors. Its has an Estar base a type which Kodak is reintroducing in larger gauge stocks for strength and permanence. Fuji made a line of gorgeous cameras which can still be found. Single 8 had its own excellent cartridge shape (reel to reel, somewhat like an audio cassette--not compatible with coaxial Super 8 cartridges.) Fans have long argued that Single 8 is the better cartridge design for image steadiness (a pressure plate in the gate) and capabilities like full back winding (allowing great artistic possibilities for multiple exposure.)

Sources:

Martin Baumgarten tells us Fuji Single 8 film is available from th:
Henry Bohlmann, Birkenstieg 21, 22359 Hamburg, Germany. tel 49 40 603 3226 (evening) or fax: 49 40 603 5491 (24 hr.) Henry Bohlmann is a private source in Germany.
 
The Widescreen Centre, 48 Dorset Street, London England, UK tel 020 7935 2580. http://www.widescreen-centre.co.uk/
Another U.K. source is M.P.S. Photographic http://www.mps-photographic.co.uk/

Wittner Kinotechnik in Germany:http://www.wittner-kinotechnik.de/
and finally one from Japan: http://www.film.club.or.jp/

Fuji's Single 8 film is only processed in Tokyo. Single 8 film is no longer sold with processing included. You must send in payment when sending the film to the Japan lab. Also, select regular processing or premium. Premium means sound striping added when the film is processed (not available later.)

 

Fuji Single 8 processing lab:

 

Retro Enterprises Co., Ltd. www.retro8.com
4-12-9 Kamezawa, Sumida-ku, Tokyo
130-0014 JAPAN
TEL +81-(0)3-3829-2776
FAX +81-(0)3-3829-2780
Opening hours: 11:00-19:00 (Weekends: - 17:00) Open 7 days a week.

Label your Fuji film "exposed amateur movie film for processing and return." Airmail it in a cardboard box with payment. Turnaround time about 3 - 4 weeks. Single 8 still has a devoted following, especially in Europe and in Japan.

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SUPPLIES: LEADER

 

Please use triacetate leader only from Kodak for preservation. Any plastic leader from any source should never be used! Plastic leaders shrink at a different rate than acetate film.

Proper acetate leader, for 16mm, Regular 8mm, or Super 8mm is probably most reliable and best price when purchased directly from Eastman Kodak. The KODAK ORDER LINE is tel: 212-631-3400 or in the US, 800-621-3456.

LEADER

Please attach only proper new Kodak triacetate leader to acetate film original for preservation. Any plastic leader from any source should never be used! Plastic leaders shrink at a rate different from the film they are attached to as leader!

Proper acetate leader, in quantity for archives in 16mm, Regular 8mm, or Super 8mm can be purchased directly from Eastman Kodak. The KODAK ORDER LINE is tel: 212-631-3400 or in the US, toll free at 800-621-3456.

Kodak Regular 8mm leader in 50 foot rolls is no longer available from Kodak, so, in the USA, if you need a small amount, order it from www.URBANSKI FILM who stocks all three small gauges of Kodak leader.


Here are the Kodak CAT# (catalog number) for ordering the supplies they are still carrying:

 

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SPLICES

 

The most affordable way to join together your films is to make cement splices if you are skilled that way. Use Kodak Film cement which is sold by the pint )Kodak Cat# 166 9738.) . Call Kodak's Order Line at 800-621-3456. A well made cement splice is also very durable. When we handle old family film splicedby an amateur filmmaker 60 or 70 years ago we often find cement splices which still hold.

If you are not willing to learn how to make good cement splices, www.URBANSKI FILM sells Presstapes which are tape splices. They are handy but not easy to make at first. Practice and plan to put them on both sides of the film. Presstapes are sold for Regular 8mm, Super 8mm or 16mm film gauges.

re: FILM CEMENT: Do not attempt cement splicing without instruction from an experienced person. If you have experience in making cement splices, then you probably have access to an appropriate hot splicer. Well-made tape splices hold a very long time but making them is quite fussy until you become very experienced at it. For instance, you have to be careful the film is properly positioned, scraped, scrapes are cleaned off, that extra cement is wiped off, and that the splice is dry before you go on and wind it up on other film.

  • Kodak Professional Film Cement for wet splices, 1 pint can: Cat# 166 9738
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    VIEWERS, SPLICERS and other hardware

     

    KARL THOMAS, Tucson AZ **** best source of used gear at fair prices**** Karl Thomas's website:.

    tel: 520 888 3992, postal mailing address= P.O. Box 50672, Tucson AZ 85703. He's strong in 35mm and 16mm gear but also stocks Regular 8mm and Super 8 viewers, splicers, rewinds, projectors and sometimes cameras. Tell him what you need and he will find it.

     

     

    REELS and CANS

     

    Stil Casing in Quebec City Stil makes marvelous, stable, well designed archival containers. Consider their archival audio tape containers might house larger rolls of 8mm film. See Stil Casing site.


    Tuscan 8mm reels and cans. Tuscan's site.
    Look at their 8mm archival products and also their ProVent Audio Archival Container.


    Taylor Reel 8mm reels and cans. Website: Tayloreel.

    B&H Photo Internet orders of 8mm Gepe reels and boxes, which fit 8mm, Super 8 and Single 8mm film but are currently quite expensive. BHphoto.com

    MPE: Motion Picture Enterprises Tarrytown NY 212-245-0969 MPE

    PRC Plastic Reel Corporation in New Jersey tel: 800-772-4748 or 201-933-5100 PRCofAmerica



    These listings are for information only. This publication cannot guarantee services or service providers on its lists. Thank you. -ed.

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