super8 news

Here you find the latest news and news from the years 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009 or the 'news archive. Some links might be broken by now. Last update 03 January 2019.

ekta 7294

first picture new ektachrome
I spotted this image on Twitter(with permission of my friends from Gotham Photochemical) that shows the new super8 ektachrome type 7294 colour reversal film that we are all waiting for. This new product isn't for sale at Kodak but it is a good sign that there is a test example to show to the public. Now there is nothing more we can do than simply wait again for what's coming :-)
Click on the image for a large version and then you can see the new Kodak number '7294' for the first time.
[08 December 2017].


kodak camera 2018
Kodak released an update on the new super8 camera: `It will be released somewhere in 2018 and the sales prices is between $2500 en $3000`. On the Facebook page of this lab people comment that this is way too much money for a super8 camera. And I must admit I agree on this point of view. I understand that is takes a lot of effort and energy to produce a new camera. Kodak will have a hard time because they are going to combine old and modern techniques into this super8 cam. But to ask so much money is a pitty because there are a lot of cheaper camera's out there that do a fine job. The miss the LCD viewfinder and the USB flash audio recording but then again it save about 40 cartrdiges of un-exposed film . Click the image for an enlargement.
[04 December 2017].

logo lab

frans zwartjes
One of Netherlands most influencial film makers has passed away at the age of 90 years.
Here you can read an interesting article about him.
[21 November 2017].

fuji 100

fuji splicing tape
The lab has a few rolls left from this fuji 100 splicing tape. These will only fit on Fujica splicers. Grab this chance. For only Euro 15/each roll including standard sending within the EU (including 21% VAT, excl 5% PayPal). Click on the image to see a large version.
[21 November 2017].


meeting nicola baldini from film ferrania
During the symposium I had a chance to speak with Nicola Baldini from Film Ferrania a few times. He is a very kind man and is very enthusiastic about experimental filmmakers and artists. Did you know mister Baldini is a filmmaker himself? So the most important question I had was about the return of colour reversal film (I participated in the kickstarter project). The answer was that `it is going to take more time`. Who knows how long? Anyway we simply wish Film Ferrania good luck and it was definitly a pleasure to meet him in person. Click on the image to see a large version of the two of us in Berlin.
[18 November 2017].


film in the present tense
Today starts in Berlin an international symposium about the current situation and the future of film. Does film still have a place our world that becomes more and more digital orientated only. In three day`s time a variety of interesting speakers and people from the practice share their ideas and know-how. I look forward to this and I am here as public to witness it all. A cool long weekend Berlin :-).
Please read this extended PDF file with all ins and out.
[20 October 2017].


I gave a short interview to Stichting Amateurfilm. This foundation has an aim to create interest for amateur film in past, present and tense. Many thanks to Ronald and Hans who made this video. There are English subtitles.
[05 October 2017].


summer vacation 2017
This years summer vacation starts on Saturday 19th August and ends on Sunday 10th September. Make sure your packages arrive before or after these dates as there will be nobody to collect them. I use this oppertunity to tell you that the turn-around times for film processing will increase due to the fact I receive many assignments, and you know I work alone.

[08 August 2017].


pdf film processing form
There are some visitors from this website that are unable to download the film processing order form via this link. In 99% of the cases the problem is caused by the settings of the browser that is b
eing used. Don`t use plug-ins as Ghostery and AdBlocker, switch them off. Delete all cookies from the memory of the browser and sometimes it then also helps to restart the computer. It is not that the url isn`t working or is wrong. The url works on all computer platforms. If you still have trouble you can always use this download link.
[27 May 2017].


super8 web portal kickstarter
I guess you know him: Jurgen Lossau. The man behind magazine Schmalfilm and later Small Format.
Well that was then and this is now. So Jurgen came up with the idea to start a website that is based on a subscribtion. That website is like the magazine`s he used to make but much more expanded, and very important up to date. You could support this idea and fund the kickstarter project he created. You can at least take a simple 1 year subscription to see if you like it, why not? Doesn`t hurt you. Let`s all start something new together. Click the image to see more pictures.
[08 April 2017].


de liefde voor celluloid
Thursday 2 March 2017
Open from 19.30 hours, show starts at 20.30 hours
Entrance € 5,00
Hoge Zand 42, Den Haag centre
Hotel Forum by Arianne Olthaar, Julien Doigny is showing Basja underground shot on super8. Work by Fernando Pessoa and Lichun Tseng with her recent 35mm The captured light of an instant, and Jérome Schlomoff made a film with a pinhole camera. Enjoy Le macaour by Roman Ermolaev and we screen Bernardo Zanotta’s beautifull Quintal. Celluloid avant la lettre in Audition by Esther Urlus or see a cheerful dadaïstic Haar borsten popten als puisten which was made by Carlijn Fransen, who also signed for De eenzame eenheid. A true jewel will be Elegie from Julia Kaiser and we show her melodrama Afscheid van Han.
What have these films in common? Well they are all captured on analogue (8, 16, 35mm) celluloid film. That hasn’t anything to do with nostalgia. This episode of Te gast bij Ruimtevaart, was programmed by Super B and guest programmer Frank Bruinsma with thanks to Anna Abrahams and Nico Bunnik. Click on the image to view the invitation.
[28 February 2017].

film ferrania

film ferrania black/white
With this video Film Ferrania from Italy introduces their first product; a black/white negative still film. How fantastic is that? This filmstock will only be available in still film formats, but that doesn`t matter. They show they can make emulsion and now it is only a few steps away from making our colour reversal film for super8. On their website it says that in June/July 2017 we will get the so desired colour reversal film. I can`t wait!
[04 February 2017].

Studio één

studio één dvd release party
Saturday January 28th you are welcome to visit the official Studio Eén DVD release party. It starts at 18.00 hours in KINO cinema in Rotterdam until 20.00 hours. Many film makers who worked at Studio Eén will be present, including myself, so we hope to meet you there. For those who can't make it you can order the dvd here. Click on the image for a few images.
[28 January 2017].


de hand
In 1993 I made a short 3 minute film on the super8 format with the title `the hand`. Now after 23 years this short film will be screened in a compilation programm called `borderless` at the famous International Film Festival Rotterdam, also known as IFFR, on 28th January 2017. It is a true honor that my short film will be screened there and it is by coincidence that it came that far. If you want you can order tickets for the programm that starts at 15.30 hours in KINO cinema in Rotterdam.
With thanks to Karel Doing and Pip Chodorov. Click the small thumbnail for a larger still of `the hand`.
[25 January 2017].


If you give yourself about half an hour to listen to this podcast by Kodak you learn a lot. It is the story `from nothing to the actual production`. Kodak`s own super8 people that were closely involved by the production tell their story. The podcast gives a good idea how Kodak is thinking. Click on the logo for the podcast at soundcloud.
[16 January 2017].


informative kodak camera preview
This short video shows the new super8 Kodak camera that will be released soon. I read that the first `limited edition` camera series will cost $2000 and there will be only 2000 camera`s available. I guess that is one way to make super8 for the rich and famous people only. Kodak says they will release a cheaper model later.
[15 January 2017].


kodak returns with ektachrome 100D
What a great way to start 2017 people. Via this kodak press release they let us know that by the end of this year we can shoot on their famous Ektachrome 100D colour reversal stock again. The last production of Ektachrome took place in 2012. It will be released in the super8 format. Kodak says that they do this because of customer demand, there's a large request for high quality colour rerversal film and that's why they bring it back. It's a gift for all super8 film makers around the world that we can expose this great colour reversal film. I call it 'super8 filming the way it is supposed to be.' After you get the film back from the lab you can screen it with a movie projector on your wall. Simply wonderfull. Click the logo for a larger version.
[06 January 2017].


I wish everyone a healthy and warm 2017!
Thanks to everyone who visited the lab in 2016!
Click the image for larger photo.
[01 January 2017].

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