Stencilflight on super8
On the websiste of the Dutch band Stencilflight you can view their musicvideo shot entirely on super8. Director Bram Loogman and cameraman Jeroen van der Poel used the processing and scanning services from this lab.
[21 December 2008].
The prices for 2009 can be downloaded as PDF file on the download page or here.
[20 December 2008].
Small format magazine ends its run 2 (from the editor in chief)
smallformat Newsletter - last issue December 2008
Order the latest issue of German SchmalFilm directly from the publisher. Some headlines in German:
*cover Annett Louisan Hamburger Popsängerin mit einer Beualieu 4008 -- abgelichtet von Starfotograf Jim Rakete
* klappe Wo Bleiben Die Geschichten? fragt Jürgen Lossau mit Blick auf die Tendenz, nur noch "Testfilme" zu drehen
* filmwelt NOMOS 2008 in Hamburg Wolfgang A. Nacken hat die Verleihung des 5. Internationalen NOMOS Schmalfilmpreises verfolgt
* filmwelt Ganz Schon Straight Jürgen Lossau war in Berlin, um sich eine Vorführung des britischen straight8 Filmfestivals anzuschauen
* filmriss Die Nachteule Wird Flugfahig Herbert Schmelzer baut die lichtstarke Canon 310 XL so um, dass sie mit dem Ektachrome 64T geladen werden kann
[19 December 2008].
filmmakers. Send your films [registered is recommended] to this address:
Super8 Reversal Lab NL
Hoge Zand 30a
All other addresses are no longer valid.
[16 December 2008].
Years time: Moving the Lab to Den Haag
Small format (from onsuper8.org)
In discussions with editor Juergen Lossau we've learn't that since the announcement of the magazine's demise, a number of people have expressed interest in taking out a subscription.
onsuper8.org would strongly urge anyone with a serious interest in Super 8mm and small gauge film to drop Juergen a line at firstname.lastname@example.org stating that they'd take out a subscription should smallformat continue.
If enough people do this there's a chance that we might just keep the English version, of what is an essential publication, going. And remember, to quote eighties hair rockers Cinderella, [you] "Don't Know What You Got (Till It's Gone)".
[18 November 2008].
Reinier Bruins/whateverman made a very special clip for NLconfidential, this is an event by Playboy. All used Kodak 7266 black/white super8 films have been processed by the super8 lab. Films have been scanned by Cineco. I think it looks fantastic (pay attention by the way he used a different format).
[12 November 2008].
format magazine ends its run (from the editor in chief)
Berlin-based Fachverlag Schiele & Schön has decided to cease printing our magazine at the end of 2008, after three years of publication. small format -- the international journal for fans of Super 8, Single-8 and 16mm film -- was founded by editor-in-chief Jürgen Lossau in 2005. Unfortunately, the number of subscribers and advertisers in this difficult and shrinking market did not reach our expectations. Therefore, economic survival is not possible. The lack of financial support from the only remaining film manufacturer was also a deciding factor behind the publisher's decision.
(The Lab is very sorry that the magazine is disappearing after only 3 years, it was truly a good made and enthusiastic work).
[05 November 2008].
If you want to transfer your video to film you can visit the Back and White Film Factory in Ontario Canada. They offer a service for transferring video to small format film which by our knowledge only could be done at Retro8 in Japan (although the website is difficult to understand, so please send them a mail).
[16 October 2008].
smalfilm scanners on de IBC 2008
Every year in September you can visit the International Broadcast Convention in the RAI in Amsterdam. The IBC is the major event where you can speak with all large vendors in our film and TV world. I have looked for companies that offer equipment for full high definition small format film scanning. The company from Berlin MWA-Nova who also makes the FlashScan8 did show one system in full HD, more technical details can be read in this PDF file . The Paris company CTM-Debrie showed two working systems in full HD (1920x1080). The Memory and HD Box machines will be offered complete which software and training. You can read more about it on their website. As far as I know there is no company in the Netherlands that works with one of these three systems, so if you have any news please tell the lab.
PS. The only full HD service scanning for super8 in the Netherlands is being offered by HomeDVD. They work with a system they build themselves and I can advise you to read their website because it is full with interesting info about the digital pro's and con's. The other option that I know of for HD scanning can be done at AVP in Munich Germany who uses Rank-Cintel machines.
[16 October 2008].
There is a Home Movie day on 18 October 2008 in the Filmmuseum Amsterdam. Click here for the global event.
[12 October 2008].
V50D super8 films
From today is WittnerChrome V50D available via this lab. This is a film that is made from Fuji Velvia 50 ASA Daylight filmstock (without filter). (Click image to enlarge).
that you can use this film in ALL super8 camera's!
40T super8 films
From today is WittnerChrome 40T available via this lab. This is a film that is made from Kodak Kodachrome 40 Tungsten film (without filter), yes you are reading this right: Kodachrome 40T is back.
that you can use this film in ALL super8 camera's. So we can enjoy Kodachrome
again for a while, although the price is not the same as it used to
widescreen modification (source pro8mm website)
The USA company Pro8mm has a new service, they can modify your Canon 1014xl-s super8 camera for the widescreen format! Read their website news: 'Announcing the Canon 1014-XLS MAX 8 Camera Modification: Give your Canon 1014-XLS a giant leap forward by having us convert it to MAX 8, a 16 x 9 widescreen format. This is the second super 8 camera we have introduced with a widened gate (Classic Professional MAX 8 in 2005) so that filmmakers can be HD ready. Widescreen images are essential for remaining competitive in a HD world, and shooting super8 in the modern 16 x 9 aspect ratio allows you to edit your super 8 images with other widescreen formats. The exposed film is then transferred on our custom modified widescreen gate, available on our M2 Scanner or Y Front Ursa Diamond Scanner, giving you 20% more image on the super8 frame. The Max 8 1014-XLS conversion includes gate modification, the adding of 16 x 9 framing lines to the viewfinder, removing the internal 85 filter which causes image degradation, increasing the take up torque so that the modern, thicker film stocks are less likely to jam, as well as re-calibration of the exposure system so that all Pro8mm film stocks will accurately read the exposure from 50-500 ASA. This complete modernization package is available for $995.00. We currently have some MAX8 1014 XLS' in rental only for $300 a day, or $250 with any all inclusive film package.'
Maybe this is a very nice option and the Super8 Reversal Lab is considering to get one 1014xl-s modified by Pro8mm...
[22 July 2008].
Just arrived: fresh single8 films. You can choose from these emulsions; Astia 100F, Retro-X, R25N and of course the RT200N. More information about Fuji single8 films can be read here.
[15 July 2008].
super8 editing table
Time to announce a super8 filmfestival, this one is called Flimmernacht. It is held in Germany. These are the ingredients; you take 1 super8 cartridge, 1 super8 camera and make 1 film that has been edited inside the camera. You send it back to the festival and they get it processed (I know I have seen this somewhere else?). Once that has been done they ask a musician or soud designer to finish the super8 into something fantastic! At the end you will be at your own film premiere without knowing if it would be worth it! Like to join? Click the image to visit the (German) website! Please do!
[12 April 2008].
in Waghausel Germany
Finally there will be a new filmfair in Waghausel Germany this weekend. It's maybe the lagest filmfair for amateur filmmakers and collectors in Europe. On 5th April 2008 from 10 to 16.00 hours you can find a buy second hand camera's, projectors, splicers, lightbulbs, leaderfilms, found-footage and of course a lot of chatting with collegue collectors and filmlovers. If it was really worth driving more than 1000 Km for from Rotterdam I know when I get back, because I'll be there as well :-) Here you can find the German website of the organiser for a little more info and a map where to find it.
[01 April 2008].
The lab will be closed because of vacation from 22nd April until 5th May 2008.
[01 April 2008].
tape at Parallaxe
bulbs at Parallaxe
|Telecine prices changed
The prices for the telecine of super8 films (scanning) are changed a little.
[28 March 2008].
Doing Film & Pimpanella
Starting from Scratch : hand processing film / lab collectives
presented in collaboration with WORM.filmwerkplaats
26th jan. 2007 – 1st feb. 2008 International Film Festival Rotterdam
The 6th edition of Starting from Scratch is coming up!
The programme will be held in Lantaren/Venster and WORM. After two
years of successful cooperation in the field with the Starting from
Meet and greet on Sat. 26th jan. at LabLunch in WORM
‘Scratching from Start’ opening party Sat. 26th jan. at WORM. 100%
analog evening with Daniel Menche, Eniless + Gruesome Twosome, DJ
Workshop by Metamkine
Portraits: the Starting from Scratch collective film
Starting from Scratch / WORM.filmwerkplaats residency
Erwin van ‘t Hart
|Things to do in 2008
First I would like to say a special thanks to all my costumers in the past year(s). 2008 will bring new fresh energy. If all goes well the lab will be moving from Rotterdam back to Den Haag somewhere around April/May 2008. This is also the city where I personally live. I can get a beautiful new lab space in the center of Den Haag. My neighbours will be a two friends who also work with film and video [more later] and we plan to join our forces. Keep yourself updated by visiting this page.
Finally 2008 will be the year that GK-Film and partners will introduce the new Cinevia cartridge. An exiting moment in time for me.
[27 December 2007].
The cartridge is being tested at this moment. The actual production on a large scale can start as soon as these tests have been finished. We will keep you informed via this news page. You can also register yourself at the central website for Cinevia films.
[16 December 2007].
KinoLab is a laboratory of filmmakers, created in Bogotá - Colombia, February 2007, by Enrico Mandirola (Italian) and Jaime Gutierrez (Colombia). This laboratory is an open space to all artists who wish to learn: techniques of development for Super8 and 16mm, how to use cameras and projector, experiment and work with the format. In parallel the laboratory organizes workshop of "cinema with Super-8" and
collaborates with the students of the local’s university. We also offer the service of “handmade” development and optical Telecinema, for all those which do not want to put the "hands in the baths".
For more information contact us to:
Carrera 3° n54/51 apto 702
url : http://www.kinopoesia.org/lab/lab.html
28 november 2007].
|update price list film
On the 'price list film' page I updated several filmstocks and tried to make it more logical. Now you should be able to read clearly that you can buy; super8, single8, 16mm, doublesuper8 and even 35mm films with or without processing costs. Let me know if you think I did not succeed :-).
[11 November 2007].
|9th Dresdner Schmalfilmtage
From Tuesday 24th until Sunday 26th January 2008 there will be the 9th edition of the Dresdner Schmaltage in Germany. Deadline for entries is 6th January 2008. Check out http://www.schmalfilmtage.de for more info.
[22 October 2007].
|Home Movie Day
There is a Home Movie day on 11 August in Amsterdam. Jean-Pierre Sens and Simona Monizza are coordinating it there for the first time this year. Click the logo for more details about the event. Click here for the global event.
[04 August 2007].
Some footage of the new commercials for Lipton Icetea Discgolf were shot on Kodak Super8 Ektachrome 7280 films. Processed by the Super8 Lab. Check out their website, and click on the movies! Some of these are also broadcasted on TV.
[20 July 2007].
|Cinevia super8 cartridge
In film theater Babylon Berlin was a small filmfair before the 'Tick8' competition announced who all the lucky winners were. GK-Film's Gottfried Klose together with film partners Dr. Florian Kaps [L] and Frank Bruinsma [R] showed a prototype of the new super8 cartridge. On the outside there is not so much to see because it still has to fit in super8 camera's :-) But on the inside several changes have been made to optimise the film run as much as possible. Of course one of the most asked questions was when this cartridge will finally come on the market. The answer from GK-Film is that they we are still in the testing period. We have to finish all these tests first to be sure that this cartridge can fit all the high demands! Maybe this years Christmas will be a very extraordinary one.
[22 October 2007].
|New PDF pricelists for download
The Dutch pricelist 215Kb
The English pricelist 215Kb
Please notice that there is one real change for processing super8 films: films delivered before Wednesday 18.00 PM hours are ready to be dispatched or collected the following Monday 10.00 AM [this in no guaranty].
These grafic works are designed by DubDay Den Haag.
[17 July 2007]
On the 'various' page I updated several film screenings in Europe and a Nomos film competition that you can join.
[11 June 2007].
Still many costumers ask the lab where and how to get Kodachrome films processed. This complicated and very poluting process is only done by Dwayne's Photo in the USA. They are the only one that offer the K14 process in the whole world. If you have a K25/K40 type super8, DS8, 16mm or 35mm Kodachrome film you can fill in this PDF form and send it together with your film to:
PO Box 274
415 S 32nd St.
Parsons KS 67357
Or read the more info via: http://www.dwaynesphoto.com.
[09 June 2007].
|Supr8 on YouTube
Filmmaker Edgar F. Kapp from Rotterdam uploaded his super8 film 'Le Mans' on YouTube.com.
[06 June 2007].
News from Japan
Third Filmmuseum Biennale
|Compare E6 with C41
On the -> research -> research chemie page is a new update. A test with processing 7280 Ektachrome in normal E6 and negative C41 chemistry. Have a look.
[22 July 2006].
Remember that you can not use this film in all regular automatic super8 camera's because the sensitivity will not be recognized so be careful. This is a very nice neutral color and sharp super8 film.
WittnerChrome 100D is a competitor for Cinevia 50D.
|Jazz is my Religion
This documentary from Gerard Wessel offers a very up close and personal meeting with writer, speed user, up-tempo poet and jazz disc jockey Jules Deelder. In Rotterdam Deelder is best known as the 'Nightmajor of Rotterdam'. Many shots were made on black and white super8 and 16mm reversal film that was processed by this laboratory. The DVD is for sale.
If you want to see the trailer click here, if you want to see the photo's of the film's premiere click here, with thanks to Phoxx Locationscope Rotterdam.
[10 June 2006].