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LAB SERVICES
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 your experience. -ed.)

B & W reversal labs

Kodachrome labs

Ektachrome 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, 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. 10555 Victory Blvd. No. Hollywood, CA 91606. Tel: 818.508.9253 or 800.955.9253. yalefilmandvideo.com

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. filmvideoservices.net

Bono Film Lab, B&W and color reversal, negative. lab: 3200 Lee Hwy, Arlington VA 22207. Tel: 703.243.0800. bonofilm.com

A1 Reversal Lab, Inc. 333 W. 39th St. NY 10018, Freddy, tel. 212.239.9530 A1filmlab.com

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.

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KODACHROME LABS

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, or payment (no checks accepted) call 800-345-6973. From the USA, buy PK-59 mailers to prepay movie film processing. One website where prepaid mailers are available is BHphoto.com

In the USA, send film to:
KODAK Premium Processing att: MOVIE FILM
(Qualex, Inc.)
16-31 Route 208
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
(201) 797-0600
(800) 345-6973
kodak.com

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,
Dwayne's Photo
415 S. 32nd St.
Parsons KS 67357 USA
www.k14movies.com/
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. However, some artists prefer more distressed and grainy results ....
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, thruough your local shop to see what is the processing quality and turnaorund time.

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EKTACHROME LABS

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. fordelabs.com/

The Local Lab Film Services Ltd. A4634 6A St. NE Calgary, Alberta, T2E 4B5 Canada tel: 403-277-3092.

PAC Lab, tel: 212.505.7797 EXCELLENT gamma. 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 tel: 800-793-3456. prepfilm.com

Yale Lab, B & W, color daily, full service. 10555 Victory Blvd. No. Hollywood, CA 91606. Tel: 818.508.9253 or 800.955.9253. yalefilmandvideo.com

 

NEGATIVE

Negative filmstocks were developed for Super 8 by Pro 8mm and lately Kodak itself has been adding negative stocks to its Super 8 line. Nomrally, Super 8 filmmakers begin on stocks like B&:W, or Kodacrohome reversal filmstocks, called reversal beacuse they return from processing ready for direct projection Pro8mm at Super 8Sound contact Phil Vigeant
2805 West Magnolia Blvd. Burbank CA 91505
Pro8mm.com

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 that has been frozen 18 years and had glorious results. The Ektachromes will give variable results past their date. 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 of these old chemistry processes: K-12, EM25, EM26, ECO-3 and ME-4. tel: 306 695 2300 or 800 329 8988. filmrescue.com

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 all across the web. His e-mail: Super8mm@aol.com

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ESOTERIC SERVICES,
frame enlargements, restoration, special telecine


FRAME ENLARGEMENTS from movie film frames

Panopticon, Inc. Waltham, MA. Telephone 781 647 0100. Call for specific instructions on how to identify frame. panopt.com

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. filmrescue.com

 

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
We are the people who bring you this website. Our speciality is high quality transfer of Standard 8mm, Super 8, 16mm. We transfer 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.
email: Treadway@LittleFilm.org
Brodsky &: Treadway

9.5mm film telecine

Colorlab Inc. 5708 Arundel Ave, Rockville, MD 20852 tel: 310-770-2128, Fax: 301- 816-0798, contact Jake or Russ Suniewick. They have recently added the ability to transfer 9.5mm to video, a very rare service. http://www.colorlab.com/

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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. Tel: 650-592-0112.

 

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)

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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. bboptics.com

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 done by Simon Lund, fast. cineric.com

Colorlab Inc. 5708 Arundel Ave, Rockville, MD 20852 tel: 310-770-2128, Fax: 301- 816-0798, contact Jake or 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.super8.nl
Reports from filmmakers in Europe say Frank is doing excellent work. 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: 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

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.

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 http://users.swing.be/studio.gamma/

 

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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 film is only processed at Fuji's lab 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>

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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: FPC, Inc. A Kodak Company 6677 Santa Monica Blvd Hollywood, CA 90038 Toll-Free 800.814.1333 Local Tel. 323.468.5774 Fax 323.468.5771 For Customer Service At FPC, Christel Pareigis, Sales Representative (including International) christel@kodak.com or phone Christel directly at 323.468.5789 Please feel free to correspond with Christel in German, Spanish or English

fpcfilm.com

FPC Hollywood item cat numbers

16mm white movie leader, single perf, # 1R-3000
16mm white movie leader, double perf, #2R-3000
Super 8 white opaque movie leader, 1000 foot box, triacetate, #1R-1667
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

 

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REELS and CANS

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

CALUMET Jeffrey Newman, Industrial Account Manager, 65 Bent St Cambridge MA 02141 voice 800.795.6315 x619 fax 617.349.0015 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. neumade.com

MPE: Motion Picture Enterprises, Tarrytown NY 212-245-0969 www.mpe.net

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.

PRC Plastic Reel Corporation in New Jersey tel: 800-772-4748 or 201-933-5100 www.PRCofamerica.com

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

 

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