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Bill DiPietra
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I would have been there as well but I had a previous engagement that I could not cancel. In any case, thanks for the review. It doesn't seem to make much sense that they won't process 7222. If you're going to set up a film lab, at least set it up to process all of your 16/35 negative stocks.

 

If I need to process some 7222, I'll just send the entire order to Fotokem. And I live in Queens!

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Sorry if anyone sees this and hopes for news :D

 

Does anyone know where the lab is at in terms of progress? Compared to April, close to operational? not yet? an ETA? Didn't hear anything aside from here and Anne Hubbell at Kodak telling me early March it was going to be operational later March, which is not the case.

 

Might shoot in the summer near NYC, on 35mm, and the lack of information is not great.

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$25 for a S8 ECN cart seems a bit expensive but I suppose a NYC premium is due, wonder if they will want to run S8 in the 100ft/min Photomec when they are running a 35mm Spielberg show?

 

Cinelab has a dedicated Allen processor for S8mm ECN and five processors overall for each process.

 

We are close to being ready to run E6 Ektachrome! in 8mm 16mm and 35mm.

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Just let to let everyone know all of these new Kodak Labs will only be processing colour neg .

Gah! What a shame. They better be delivering a good product for $25/roll and such a small specialty. I'll stick to Cinelab.

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Gah! What a shame. They better be delivering a good product for $25/roll and such a small specialty. I'll stick to Cinelab.

 

Kodak isn't in the processing business to kill other good labs...they just want to make sure their big pro customers have access to labs close to the action for 16 & 35mm negative. That's why the Atlanta Kodak lab isn't doing Super 8 or Regular 8 or B&W or any specialty stocks; it's there to support The Walking Dead and everything else is just gravy.

 

I will say that the Atlanta lab rocks and those guys love film as much as us or more and have a top notch operation. Plus really cool Kodak film boxes now.

 

Super glad that labs like Cinelab are still around for ALL kinds of stock however. They are keeping film alive.

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Kodak isn't in the processing business to kill other good labs...they just want to make sure their big pro customers have access to labs close to the action for 16 & 35mm negative. That's why the Atlanta Kodak lab isn't doing Super 8 or Regular 8 or B&W or any specialty stocks; it's there to support The Walking Dead and everything else is just gravy.

This isn't entirely true... All I can say in public is that Kodak isn't the bad guy, they are absolutely trying to do everything in their power to make things right. However, they do turn a blind eye to what's going on behind the scenes.

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Kodak lab process super 8 in a 50 ft per minute photmec machine not 100 ft per minute.

 

 

Still a machine for 35mm primarily and we have a 100ft/min Photomec I am not sure I would want to run 8mm on, same basic design and machine.

 

The Allen 16mm / 8mm machine we have dedicated to 8mm ECN right now and 16/35 ECN goes on the Photomec.

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Bringing this thread back from the beyond but as anyone had film dailies processed at the NY Lab here? I see that obviously they've now processed high end projects like The Post, A Quiet Place, Succession, etc, but I'd like to know about the turnaround time for regular folks.

It seems 2 to 3 days (!!!) turnaround in normal times depending on the workload, which is what it says on the rate sheet. I asked Tony Landano if it could be shorter during certain periods but didn't get an answer. 

Needless to say that it's far too long for me and a real bummer, so hopefully there's somehow a way to get it down to a day but maybe that's only for big productions? 

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8 hours ago, Manu Delpech said:

It seems 2 to 3 days (!!!) turnaround in normal times depending on the workload, which is what it says on the rate sheet. I asked Tony Landano if it could be shorter during certain periods but didn't get an answer. 

 

The only lab in the US that I know of with "daily" turnaround is Fotokem. 

Everyone else is generally 1 or 2 times a week for ECN. There just isn't enough work for every lab to run every day anymore. 

I'm sure if you were processing 40 rolls a day with them, they'd make a concession. 

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Well we run ECN2 on two processors every day, mostly 8mm and 16mm on an Allen and a PhotoMec.

As with any lab if you ask for dailies and your shooting 10k or 100k Feet of film it will get done right away.

If you send in 100ft of film there is not the incentive to move the lab schedule around and do the required setup tests to shoot a 100ft of 35mm through in a rush with the 16mm.

Remember that Kodak built NY Lab for Spielberg and others shooting high profile work in NY.

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