for 8mm and Super 8 filmmakers.
Please note: These listings are for information only.
We do not guarantee services or providers. We heartily encourage you to work directly with labs to establish a relationship for mutual encouragement and problem solving and to let us know of findings. -ed.)
B & W reversal labs
Esoteric services, restoration, telecine
Sound striping, misc
Prints & blow-ups
Fuji Single 8
Supplies, leader, reels
Black & White reversal labs
PAC Lab, tel: 212.505.7797 EXCELLENT gamma. Super 8, 16mm B&W, Ekta 7240 reversal. Same day if in by 10:30 M-F. Fax: 212-475-6211. Lab: 37 E. 1st St. NYC 10003
Yale Lab, B & W, color daily, full service. 10555 Victory Blvd. No. Hollywood, CA 91606. Tel: 818.508.9253 or 800.955.9253.
Exclusive Film, 50 Portland St. Toronto: Good work. EM-26 daily, VNF-1, old rolls older EM 25 (ME4) process scheduled once a month. Tel: 416.598.2700.
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.
Bono Film Lab, 3200 Lee Hwy, Arlington VA 22207. Tel: 703.243.0800. www.bonofilm.com
A1 Reversal Lab, Inc. NY 10018, Freddy, tel. 212.239.9530
WHO SHOOTS BLACK AND WHITE? 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 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 filmmaker’s 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 here to stay in 16mm and Super 8. Teach a class, start a Flicker; there must be 100 ways to enroll new filmmakers.
Kodak itself and Dwayne’s Photo both process KODACHROME MOVIE FILM (K-14) in 25 foot Double 8mm daylight spools (Dwayne’s returns the reels.) Also, both process Super 8 50 foot cartridges (sound or silent), S8 200’ or 16mm rolls of Kodachrome. Do not be mislead: many labs process Kodachrome slides, check with Kodak for the best address for movies.
KODAK Switzerland Kodak sends Kodachrome movie film overseas for excellent quality processing at its Swiss lab. About two weeks turnaround time. The cheapest way to access this processing is to buy new Kodachrome with prepaid processing from Kodak's order line, 800-621-3456. For questions on shipping, payment (no checks accepted) call 800-345-6973. Or use PK-59 mailers to prepay movie film processing. In the USA, send film to:
KODAK Premium Processing att: MOVIE FILM
16-31 Route 208
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
DWAYNE’s Photo tel: 800.522.3940, tel: 316 421 3174
by Mail: P.O. Box 274, Parsons KS 67357
or by air or ground shippers, Fed Ex or UPS,
415 S. 32nd St.
Parsons KS 67357 USA
Everyday Super 8 Kodachrome $9, once a week 8mm $12, 16mm (100’=$25). Kodachrome manager Jenny Gartner. ext 31. They can push/pull, add @$20. Aesthetically, we advise against push or pull processing of Kodachrome as we prefer the extraordinary quality you get when you expose and process it correctly. Howver, some artists prefer more distressed and grainy results on purpose or by mistake....
Dwayne's Photo's website is
The nice people at Dwayne’s always returns 8mm spools and cans. THANK YOU, DWAYNE’S FOLKS.
OTHER IDEAS? Super 8 filmmakers are ever inventive. Filmmakers in the Western US report that local chain stores with in-store film drop-off still accept Kodachrome movie film for under $5. Try one roll, see what happens in quality and turnaorund time.
The color reversal film that Kodak introduced to Super 8 filmmakers in August 1997, called Ektachrome 125 or 7240 ( like its 16mm cousin ) is NOT processed by Kodak. Ekta 125 needs VNF-1 processing by an independent lab. These labs process the current Ektachrome 7240:
Exclusive Film & Video Services 50 Portland St . Toronto, Ont. M5V 2M7 Canada tel: 416-598-2700.
Film & Video Services 2620 Central Ave- N.E. Minneapolis MN 55418. tel: 612-789-8622.
Filmlab, 445-447 North 7th St, Allentown PA 18102-2835 tel: 610-435-8133
Forde Lab 306 Fair view Ave. N. Seattle, WA 98109 tel: 800-682-2510 or 206-682-2510.
Movie Lab 128 w. 31 St. NY NY 10001 tel: 212-868-5840 Super 8 and 16mm reversal.
The Local Lab Film Services Ltd. A4634 6A St. NE Calgary, Alberta, T2E 4B5 Canada tel: 403-277-3092.
PAC Lab 37 E. 1st St. NYC 10003 tel: 212-505-7797 fax: 212-475-6211
Prep Film Service 21940 Cumberland Northville MI 48167 tel: 800-793-3456.
Yale Lab 10555 Victory Blvd N. Hollywood, CA 91606 tel: 800-955-9253 or 818-508-9253.
OLD CHEMISTRY/ OUTDATED STOCKS
Explore filmmaking that's almost FREE and FUN?
Shooting any film which is outdated carries some risk which is reduced if you know how the film was stored. Outdated color film cannot be expected to give normal color, but will often provide fun results for experimenters. Discoloration of outdated rolls is a greater problem with Ektachrome emulsions than with Kodachrome which is incredibly reliable even when outdated, as photographers know who have carried Kodachrome to the ends of the earth. Outdated B&W stocks if well stored are also less risk. I have personally taken home movies of family on Kodachrome that has been frozen 10 years past its date and had glorious results. Hand processing can be exciting. The Widescreen Centre in London sells home processing tanks.
The former Ektachrome 160 film requires EM-26 processing which is no longer offered for movie film by Kodak Switzerland as of summer 2001. Send it to Yale, 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 process K-12, EM25, EM26, ECO-3 and ME-4. tel: 306 695 2300 or 800 329 8988. http://www3.sk.sympatico.ca/film491/motion
Martin Baumgarten, Plattsburg Photographic, 18 Elm St. Plattsburg, NY 12901 tel: 518 561 6312 does processing of many special films by hand. He is also the author of many helpful articles about Super 8 and 8mm film. e-mail: Super8mm@aol.com Martin's website.
ESOTERIC LAB SERVICES
FRAME ENLARGEMENTS from movie film frames
Panopticon, Inc. Boston. Telephone 617-267-8929.
Film Rescue International, tel: 306 695 2300 or 800 329 8988.
FILM RESTORATION and Special Telecine
Restoration House Film Group Inc.
Film rejuvenation. Arnold Schieman, 12 Village Drive, Belleville Ontario K8P 4J8 Canada
Tel: 613 966 4076 Fax: 613 966 8431
Brodsky & Treadway
Standard 8mm, Super 8, 16mm, transfer of camera original, reversal film only, sound from all sources.
Very deteriorated and shrunken film a speciality.
Scene-by-scene, wet gate, archival frame rates. Beta-SP or digiBeta. By appointment only.
Tel: 978.948.7985. Fax (24 hr.) 978.948.3308.
Shipping (call Toni first) 69 Warehouse Lane, Rowley MA 01969, USA.
SOUND STRIPING SERVICES
Cohen Phillips Regular 8mm & Super 8mm Sound Striping (main track only) 2923 North 7th Street St. Joseph, Missouri 64505
Paul Yost, 117 Ruby Ave. San Carlos CA 94070. T: 650-592-0112.
Camera Pro, Nevada 702.434.7051
These listings for filmmaker’s information only. This publication cannot guarantee services or service providers on its lists. -ed.
PRINTS, BLOW-UPS (labs in alphabetical order)
Andec Filmtechnik, Hasenheide 9, 10967 Berlin GERMANY Tel: 49 30 691 7036, Fax: 49 30 693 0321 Reversal Processing and many kinds of printing not available in the United States.
BB Optics, Bill Brand, a filmmaker and master optical printer, 212.966.6253. Blow-ups 8 or Super 8 to 16mm. Archival.
Cineric Inc. 630 Ninth Ave. NYC 10036 tel: 212-586-4822, fax: 212.582.3744 Bob Freemon. WET GATE optical printing for 8mm and Super 8 to 16mm and 35mm. Beautiful work, fast.
Colorlab Inc. 5708 Arundel Ave, Rockville, MD 20852 tel: 310-770-2128, Fax: 301- 816-0798, 5708 Arundel Ave.
Rockville, MD 20852. Russ Suniewick. Russ has taken our needs to heart and is expanding his excellent lab with new 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, Gravenhage, Netherlands Tel/fax: 011 31 70 363 95 41 www.super8filmlab.demon.nl
Super 8 prints on S8, blow-ups, reduction 35 to 16. Training.
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.
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: 213.464.3456 FAX: 213.464.7439 www.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.
John Kneller Optical printing services: 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. email: email@example.com
Optimage, Michael Saunders 48 Stirling Rd. Edmonton Alberta T5X 4C3, Canada. tel: 780.475.1206, fax 780.477.1710. Excellent blow-ups R8, S8, or 9.5mm to 16mm. Call first.
Preston Richard, S8/16 optical printing, 4921 Bath Pl. Newark CA 94560 tel: 510-793-3171
YALE Lab, 10555 Victory Blvd. No. Hollywood, CA 91606. Tel: 818.508.9253 or 800.955.9253. Super 8 contact prints. Inquire for content policy.
Color by De Jonhge, Kortrijk, Belgium tel: 011.32. 56. 35 07 10 / fx: 35 07 80.
Studio Gamma, 86 rue Delacourt, 4470 St. Georges, Belgium tel/fax 32. 42. 75. 17. 28 firstname.lastname@example.org
FUJI’s SINGLE 8 FILM
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.)
Martin Baumgarten tells us Fuji Single 8 film is available from these sources:
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.
Camera shop sources are:
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/
Or try Wittner Kinotechnik in Germany:http://www.wittner-kinotechnik.de/
and finally one from Japan: http://www.film.club.or.jp/
Fuji’s Single 8 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:
Fujicolor Service Co., Ltd.
67-1, 1-chrome Shibasaki,
Chofu City, Tokyo 182,
Japan (Tel: 0081 424 888530)
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. In Japan we hear it's available in camera shops. <\font>
SUNDRIES/ SPLICES AND LEADER
Please use triacetate leader from Neumade or Kodak/FPC. Plastic leader shrinks faster than acetate films so replace it for long storage.
NEUMADE acetate leader, splices, reels etc. at quite reasonable prices in 8mm and Super 8 film as well as the larger gauges. Neumade Corp, 30-40 Pecks Lane, Newtown, CT 06470 Ph: 203 270-1100 or Fax: 203-270-7778. www.neumade.com
FPC and EASTMAN KODAK
Leader, Presstape splices and other necessary supplies can be ordered from the Kodak Professional Motion Picture order line in NYC: 800.621.3456 or Kodak FPC in Hollywood 800.814.3456
At FPC, Christel Pareigis, email@example.com will send you a document with the conversion from Kodak catalog number to FPC item number.
FPC Hollywood items, 800.814.3456:
16mm white movie leader, single perf
16mm white movie leader, double perf
Super 8 white movie leader, 1000 foot box
16mm splicing tape perfed or not
Kodak Motion Picture items, order line: 800.621.3456:
16mm presstapes Kodak CAT# 154-9922, box w/20
Super 8mm presstapes Kodak CAT# 147-5771, card w/ 20 packs
Regular 8mm white movie leader, 50 feet Kodak CAT# 163-5002
Regular 8mm presstapes Kodak CAT# 154-9914, card w/20 packs.
REELS and CANS
CALUMET Jeffrey Newman, Industrial Account Manager, 65 Bent St Cambridge MA 02141 voice 800.795.6315 x619 fax 617.349.0015 email: jeff.newman.calumetphoto.com Jeff can order cases of 8mm Gepe reels and boxes, which fit 8mm, Super 8 and Single 8mm film.
Neumade Corporation materials (at quite reasonable prices) in 8mm and Super 8. Write 30-40 Pecks Lane, Newtown, CT 06470 Ph: 203 270-1100 or Fax: 203-270-7778. www.neumade.com
MPE: Motion Picture Enterprises, Tarrytown NY 212-245-0969
Sherer Mfg Skokie IL Tel: 847-673-6303 or fax 847-673-2776 att: Slawa. Stock 200' metal reels. $1.55 each includes adapter hub.
PRCPlastic Reel Corporation in New Jersey tel: 800-772-4748 or 201-933-5100
These listings for filmmaker’s information only. This publication cannot guarantee services or service providers on its lists. -ed.
Copyright © 2002 Antoinette Treadway, The International Center for 8mm Film, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
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