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John Salim

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    Photographic laboratory, Photography, Cinematography, Cinema and Broadcast Engineering.

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  1. Dennis, why didn't the lab just ship everything back in their 400ft cans ?
  2. The answer is no. Although a Bolex H8 uses 16mm wide film, 'normal' 16mm film is not quadruple perforated which a Standard 8mm camera requires. 16mm film is single perforated ( one edge ) or more commonly in the past, double perforated ( both edges ). Standard 8 ( 16mm film ) will have another set of perforations in between double perforated film. The space between each perforation is the equivalent to one frame height ( approximately ). The Standard 8mm format ( for cameras ) starts off as 16mm wide film which is exposed down one side to the end of the roll, turned over and exposed down the other side of the roll. After processing the film is slit down the middle and the ends ( which would be the middle of the roll ) is spliced together and spooled up as 8mm. John S ☺️
  3. Hi James, See list below of all of our surplus Derek Jarman 16mm prints available for sale. ( there are multiple copies of some titles ). I've no idea which ( if any ) were shot on Super 8mm. 'The Last of England' 'The Garden' 'There We Are John' 'Pirate Tape' 'Sloane Square' 'In the Shadow of the Sun' 'Wittgenstein' 'Caravaggio' 'Edward II' 'Sebastiane' 'Jubilee' 'The Tempest' Many thanks, John S
  4. No worries, but allow me a couple of weeks if that's ok. Cheers, John S
  5. James, would it help if I got the film's titles for you ? John S
  6. Hi James, Are there any particular Derek Jarman titles you're after ? We have some spare 16mm prints in our archive for disposal. Although I can't do anything urgently right now ( because of the imminent start of the Southend Film Festival ), I can check later on. Get in touch if interested. Cheers, John S
  7. Eric, all labs running continuous film processors will replenish their tanks as film is being developed. As well as that, they'll run control strips ( sensitometrically exposed film ) to monitor the process and make adjustments if needed. It's a very precisely controlled action - and fine tuned as they go. This technique ensures the process is far more in tolerance ( in control ) than you'll ever see by eye yourself. It may surprise you to know most labs are using the 'same' chemicals they started with years ago ( but replenished and filtered all the time of course ). Some smaller operators ( usually those without professional laboratory experience ) may work by using 'single shot' chemicals. Those operators by definition cannot properly control their processing lines. John S 😊
  8. This is a classic example of the shutter being out of phase ! ( the film has started to be pulled down before the shutter closed ) John S πŸ€•
  9. Hi Fabio, I've just sent you an email. Cheers, John S
  10. I for one love ALL aspect ratios. As long as you're composing for the frame, what's the problem ? Movies like 'The Deer Hunter' ( 2.39:1 ) and 'Singin' in the Rain' ( 1.375:1 ) look beautiful and are perfection in composition. John S πŸ˜‰
  11. Generally speaking 1.85:1 is a cinema format, whereas 16:9 is a television format. John S 😊
  12. Sadly these would have deteriorated over the decades, but for the best results contact this specialist lab... Film Rescue International in Canada .... https://www.filmrescue.com/ The Ektachromes can still be processed but the Kodachromes can only be processed as B&W negatives. John S 😎
  13. Slightly offtopic but related. Due to mishap, some archived early generation videotape British TV shows in colour were lost. Some time back, old B/W filmed distribution copies were discovered in an African TV broadcast station, in Nigeria I think. In playing them via modern telecine, it was discovered that traces of colour were appearing. Apparently the resolution of the film was just sufficient to have also captured the unique moire pattern of a PAL colour TV image which carries the colour information. With some R and D effort and the power of modern digital technology, it was apparently possible to recover in colour, the original coloured versions of the shows. Here's a wiki page on it .... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colour_recovery John S 😎
  14. Aren, Search this forum for 'Elaine' ... there's plenty to read πŸ˜‰ John S
  15. Hi Andries, Just a small lab providing E-6 ( cine and stills ) and B&W ( stills only ) processing. No scanning though ! Best wishes, John S
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