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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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 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 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]
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
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].