super8 news

A page with the latest gossip, news, techniques and changes in super8 [lab-] land. Here you find the '2014 news', the '2013 news', the '2012 news', the '2011 news', the '2010 news', and the the '2009 news'. On the last page you find the 'news archive' with articles from pre 2008. Last update August 17th 2015.

R25-double8

Fuji R25 double8
Yeah, you are right, this is an expired film (check images). So this isn't actually any 'news', but I have never seen (I work for more than 25 years with 8mm, single8 and super8 film) a double8 film made by Fuji! So therefore I have to show this to you. Please click on the image to view photo's.
[17 August 2015].

film-in-process film in process
There is a new motion picture processing lab in Europe since a ew weeks. The Film in Process lab in London was setup by Bea Haut and Karel Doing and is aimed at developing new black/white 16mm negative and positive films.
Bea Haut worked collaboratively with Loophole Cinema in the 1990s and in recent years has been producing Analogue Recurring with David Leister. Completing an MA in Fine Art at UEL in 2012, she has been operating the processor since for her own 16mm practice.
Karel Doing co-founded Studio één, Netherlands, an artist run film lab in 1990. Moving to London in 2012, he has operated the processing service at no.w.here for more than 2 years.
It is very good that a new motion picture processing lab has started, because the more people use analogue film the better it will be for the future of film (click image).
[26 July 2015].
retro8

Business trip to Retro8
Here you can view a few images I took during my trip to Retro Enterprises (better known as Retro8.com) from mr. Tak Kohyama in Tokyo, Japan. Mr. Kohyama runs a film laboratory for single8 and super8 films, besides this he owns a shop where you can buy various camera's (or rent them) and get fresh single8/super8 stock or smalformat attributes (eye pieces, tape, splicers). Further more he has a third division where he can duplicate and transcode allmost every video format to any digital file type you desire. And logically he can scan single8/super8 and 16mm films, where he uses a Müller scanner that is made in the Netherlands by the way. It was an amazing experience to visit Japan and therefore I would like to thank mr. Kohyama once again via this way for his kindness, hospitality, energy and time. A European like me can learn a lot from that :-)
Please click on the image to view the photo series.
[13 July 2015].

jubileum

Business trip and summer holidays
From May 9th until June 1st I will be on a business trip followed by my early summer holidays. You can send your films with an order form to my lab, just make sure you send it in the last week of May, or better early June. Thank you.
[8 May 2015].

jubileum

15 years Super8 Reversal Lab
Today May 1st 2015 I celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Super8 Reversal Lab with all of you!
Since the beginning of 2000 I started to work full-time and non-stop on everything that has to do with the super8 film format. My goal has always been to keep the super8 film format attainable, affordable and alive (now and in the future) as film format, for everyone who wants to use it.
And what would a lab be without film makers? So therefore I would like to thank everyone from the bottom of my heart who supported the lab in the past 15 years, and I truly hope I can stay on this position for a very long time. Thank you all, thank you! Super8 for everyone!
Ben Faydherbe from Den Haag designed the celebration poster, click the image to enlarge. This is at the same time my tribute to '50 years super8 cartridge' that we also celebrate this year.
[1 May 2015].

straatnieuws

Haagsstraatnieuws - article
Click here to read the English translation of the short article about the Super8 Reversal Lab by journalist Paul Waayers and photography by Bertus Gerssen!
[18 April 2015].

lumiere

film sceening 120 years
On sunday, March 22nd 2015 it was exactly 120 years ago that the Lumiere brothers
held their first 'moving pictures' film screening for a selected audience in the world. The film screening in Paris exsisted out of a few short scene's. One of the most well known scene's is 'workers leaving the factory'. Those were the days!
[25 March 2015].

straatnieuws

Haagsstraatnieuws
About one week ago journalist Paul and photographer Bertus from the Dutch newspaper 'Haagsstraatnieuws' came to visit me for an article that is about 'old craftsmanship'. It was a very nice meeting with two dedicated people who have their harts on the right place. The streetnewspaper is being sold by homeless people in and around the city Den Haag, the idea behind it is to 'give help so they can help themselve'. Buy that paper. Click the logo.
[23 March 2015].

oldelft

Crater Lab
My lab donated this Oldelft 16mm viewer table to Crater Lab in Barcelona, Spain. It wasn't any usefull for my lab and I could not scrap it, so I was happy that the artists film makers from Crater Lab were able to find a solution to ship it to Barcelona! Have a look at the images. I must have arrived safe.
[20th March 2015].

donkers

Donkers
The opening sequence for a new Dutch documentary (due in 2016) was shot in this lab on the 35mm 2-perf system in the middle of February 2015. Look at the images from the camera, it was more than silent. You couldn't hear anything when the shot was made, great! The crew was only made out of 3 people (director, camera man and camera assistent) and the scene's were close up shot's from super8 cartridges and the processing of it. What a great day this was!
[17th March 2015].

super8manual super8manual
So you just started to work in super8? Or you just bought a super8 camera? Are you sure this is a super8 camera and not 8mm or single8? Well then this website is for you, a great manual for everyone that uses - or want's to use - super8 film.
[27 January 2015].
super8-lab New services/surcharges
From January 2015 there are some additional charges, here's a short list:
* pre-paid b/w films get a surcharge of €1,00 for each cartridge due to raised prices for chemistry.
* pre-paid colour reversal films get a surcharge of €0,50 for each cartridge due to raised prices for chemistry. If the pre-paid sticker is more than 1 year old the surcharge is €1,00/cartridge.
* pre-paid colour negative films get a surcharge of €1,40 for each cartridge due to raised prices for chemistry.
* editing new processed films onto larger reels cost €0,75 for each 50ft film, excluding the price for the larger reel. If you want a scan preparation the price for the work is €42,00 each hour.
* the lab charges €10 administration costs for sending your package via your own DHL, FedEx or UPS account.
All prices are excluding 21% VAT.
[27 January 2015].
ferrania

Ferrania master roll
If you click on the small image on the left you will see a large image that shows what we call a 'master roll'. These rolls are general 115 cm wide and about 1200 meter long. This is the basic size in which emulsion is being produced. From this roll the final film formats are being cut down, from double8 and super8 to 70mm film. The picture you see here was originally posted by Film Ferrania on their Facebook page.
[16th January 2015].

kahl nc17

Kahl NC17 super8
A very special super8 cartridge, it can be used with daylight and with Tungsten light. The film is not suited for projection, the idea is that you scan the film after processing in order to achive a 60's look. The final result depends on the exposure, processing and scanning so be aware we offer this crazy film as 'art-film' for those who wish to try something different, aprox. 15 meter each cartridge.
I do not know what type of emulsion is inside as the manufactorer doesn't want to tell me, but I assume it will be Orwo or Agfa stock.

EI 50/17° for daylight [5500K, without filter]

Price:
pijl Including processing € 38.00 [each, excl. 21% VAT]

January 2015. This is an extra special super8 cartridge with colour reversal stock to achive special effects, if you like to take a gamble. I have not used this type of emulsion myself. To order this film just send an .

super8-lab Pages update
In the past weeks I've update the complete website. Here are the main changes:
* The prices of all products have been adjusted.
* I've added some new products.
* Visit this page and view all films we offer with processing.
* The general conditions have been updated.
* The most important change is that from today on the lab will only sell films with processing included.
That is because this lab does only exsists from processing 8mm and super8 films. Thank you for understanding. My advise for those people who want to purchase films in order to process them yourself I reccomend you to buy them straight from the manufactorer (that is also how we do it), or find an online shop.
[05 January 2015].

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