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by Jim Carlile
Tue Apr 21, 2009 5:32 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Kodak's closing their Colorado Super 8 plant: buy film now!
Replies: 66
Views: 7980

Kodak's closing their Colorado Super 8 plant: buy film now!

Some news from a few weeks ago. The layoffs were already announced, but latest word is that Kodak is completely closing down their Windsor motion picture plant, which finishes and packs all super 8 film these days. http://www.coloradoan.com/article/20090325/NEWS01/903250325&referrer=FRONTPAGECAROUSE...
by Jim Carlile
Sat Apr 18, 2009 8:06 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Latest Ektachrome 64T Emusion Number
Replies: 47
Views: 3859

Re: Latest Ektachrome 64T Emusion Number

No, don't get me wrong, I'm not putting anyone down for their English-- hardly, I actually admire you guys for dealing with a difficult language-- Americans can barely handle one alone. I'm just curious why there's a harsh tone to some of the discussions-- an angry abruptness, kind of. It comes off ...
by Jim Carlile
Fri Apr 17, 2009 8:12 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Latest Ektachrome 64T Emusion Number
Replies: 47
Views: 3859

Re: Latest Ektachrome 64T Emusion Number

There's one thing I've always wondered. Why is it that so many non-native English speakers and writers use the language with so much abruptness and venom and hostility? Also, the syntax that I see being used in some of these postings bears no resemblance to anything I have ever heard coming from the...
by Jim Carlile
Sat Apr 11, 2009 9:47 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Wittner processing info sought.
Replies: 8
Views: 1339

Re: Wittner processing info sought.

You can even get it yourself from Kodak. A 20 core minimum, at about $140 for each 400-foot core. Same price for 16mm DS8 or regular 8.

They'll even sell you 16mm 3383 print film, with regular 8 perforations, if you want to buy 320,000 feet.
by Jim Carlile
Sat Apr 11, 2009 9:38 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: print film: what is it? and can you shoot on it?
Replies: 20
Views: 2373

Re: print film: what is it? and can you shoot on it?

Isn't 3383 actually ECP processing-- a variation on C-41? if so I imagine the results for negative would be better than E-6. The price for 3383 really can't be beat, either-- double perf 16mm version at $157.00 for 3,000 feet, with a two-core minimum, means you get 6,000 feet for $300. Cheaper than ...
by Jim Carlile
Sat Apr 11, 2009 9:16 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Kodak T-Max 100 Direct Positive Developing Kit
Replies: 3
Views: 1205

Re: Kodak T-Max 100 Direct Positive Developing Kit

The T-MAX kit works OK but it is optimized for T-MAX film and not conventional B/W stocks. You'd be better off mixing your own chemistry-- the formulas are all over the place. The T-MAX kit is very expensive mostly because of the exorbitant shipping for the bleach, and nobody wants to sell it for th...
by Jim Carlile
Wed Apr 08, 2009 3:26 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Pathascope 9.5mm film prosessing info..
Replies: 4
Views: 560

Re: Pathascope 9.5mm film prosessing info..

Try here:

http://www.pathefilm.freeserve.co.uk/

There are several groups around that are very much into 9.5. It was big in England over the years.
by Jim Carlile
Tue Apr 07, 2009 3:31 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: print film: what is it? and can you shoot on it?
Replies: 20
Views: 2373

Re: print film: what is it? and can you shoot on it?

Oh and by the way, 3383 is positive print film which means you won't get a reversed image even if you could shoot it in a camera 1-4. B/W positive print stock in 16mm-- the only print stock now available-- can be reversed during processing, as can any B/W negative film. The pitch is different, but i...
by Jim Carlile
Mon Apr 06, 2009 10:40 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Cine camera, super 8 help
Replies: 22
Views: 3363

Re: Cine camera, super 8 help

Get a Kodak M2. Manual exposure, simple, great results. For a starter, I would also recommend the Elmo sound cameras-- the 350SL, or the 230, 240, 260s. Good, solid, cheap, available everywhere, they will meter Tri-X well. With a little exposure adjustment they will also run Plus-X. The camera you g...
by Jim Carlile
Mon Apr 06, 2009 10:32 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: print film: what is it? and can you shoot on it?
Replies: 20
Views: 2373

Re: print film: what is it? and can you shoot on it?

Yes, 1-3 means the perfs are not one both sides, so it can't be used in a camera. Plus, the pitch is different. I remembered that Ektachrome reversal print film could be used in DS8 cameras, and found that Clive Tobin already addressed this a few years back: http://lavender.fortunecity.com/lavender/...
by Jim Carlile
Sun Mar 15, 2009 6:48 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: More reading fun for savvy film makers
Replies: 0
Views: 496

More reading fun for savvy film makers

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by Jim Carlile
Thu Mar 12, 2009 4:13 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Canon 1014XL-S and the Lunatic Fringe
Replies: 13
Views: 1439

Re: Canon 1014XL-S and the Lunatic Fringe

aj wrote: Or would that be because judges convict people more frequently because they get paid by the jail-owner for every new guest. :(
Oh, you heard that story, eh? News gets around. But that was just teenagers-- they have no rights here anyway .
by Jim Carlile
Wed Mar 11, 2009 2:44 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Super 8mm Project, All help appreciated.
Replies: 3
Views: 629

Re: Super 8mm Project, All help appreciated.

No, those screens are junky-- frosted and flickery. You'd be better off just projecting onto a screen and photographing that with a video camera. Why don't you just get a good commercial telecine job? The amount of money is not very much, when you factor in the amount of labor you have put into the ...
by Jim Carlile
Mon Mar 09, 2009 1:18 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: A nice Super 8 Sound web site...
Replies: 13
Views: 1570

Re: A nice Super 8 Sound web site...

Roger, you're the man. Remarkably, in the midst of all that turmoil, you never complained about it to anyone back then.