Science of Cinema
Steve Cossman, founder and director of Mono No Aware, a non-profit cinema arts institute in Brooklyn, New York, tells in very clear words how analogue film works; from light to visible images.
[23 November 2015].
Kodak Super8 Challenge
Join the Kodak's Super 8 Filmmaking Challenge.
You’ve shot music videos, skateboard tricks, home movies and more. We all have stories to tell – It’s time to show yours. As part of our ongoing celebration of Super 8 film, we’ve launched the Kodak Super 8 Filmmaking Challenge. Submit your own clips (five minutes or under) on Super 8 film now through December 21 for the chance to win BIG prizes – including a Super 8 camera and swag – and have your clip screened at Slamdance Film Festival 2016! Click image for larger logo.
[20 November 2015].
Global Super8 Day
Saturday 24 October it’s ‘Global Super 8 Day’, the day that worldwide the 50th anniversary of the popular Super8 film format is celebrated.
What: Global Super 8 Day – Stichting Amateurfilm presents ‘The Power of Super 8’: a tribute to 50 years of Super 8 film
Who: With contributions by Johan Kramer, Andreas Pasvantis, Wim van der Aar, Laura Köpping, Hans van der Sloot & Patrick Carelsz, Herman Rammers en Onno Petersen!
When: Saturday, 24 October 2015, 16:00-18:00
Where: OT301, Overtoom 301, Amsterdam
Entrance: free entrance, registration via: email@example.com
Super 8 was a beloved amateur film format among both hobbyists and family filmmakers. During the late 1960s and 1970s it brought an immense popularization in amateur filmmaking and, despite the turn to digital media in the 1990s, is still used by film enthusiasts today. Many memories, birthday parties and holidays have been recorded in 3 minutes and 20 seconds, the average duration of a Super 8 film cassette.
Exactly 50 years after Eastman Kodak has introduced the Super 8 film, its release is celebrated worldwide. From Europe to Japan, Australia to Canada and, of course, in the United States; everyone is celebrating ‘Global Super 8 Day’ at the end of October: http://www.gs8d2015.com.
There is also an edition in Den Haag, click this.
And one event in Rotterdam.
[23 October 2015].
New prices film processing service
The prices for our film processing service have changed since today, 23rd September 2015. Go directly to this film processing page to see all updates.
[23 September 2015].
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
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].
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].
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].
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].