A smoke detector for the darkroom

A smoke detector for the darkroom

Many amateur lab workers have their darkroom in the basement or in the attic, but at least in places that are otherwise rarely used. In addition, there is often a lot of electrical equipment in a small-format-film-suitable darkroom, such as a heat plate, heated bain-marie, film dryer, sunlamp, lighting – and other things like e.g. an exhaust air system, a water lifting system, a radio or a water boiler.

Read More

New hoses for the Lomo tank

New hoses for the Lomo tank

The hoses of the Lomo tanks often become brittle over time or have kinks that remain. Unfortunately, the hoses of all Lomo tanks do not have a standard measure, so replacement is often unsatisfactory. Although 0.5″ garden hoses can somehow be made attached to the smaller tanks, those are far too stiff and make a controlled outpouring of chemistry difficult.

Read More

Super8 at Berlinale 2019

Super8 at Berlinale 2019

Die Kinder der Toten (“The Children of the Dead”) – a film project by Kelly Copper and Pavol Liska based on the novel by Elfriede Jelinek – consists of 8mm found footage material and newly shot scenes on Super8. The film premiered at this year’s Berlinale. A detailed report can be found here

Filming with Super8 cameras:

And here’s another trailer with found footage:

Memories of Eumig and Wiener Neudorf

Memories of Eumig and Wiener Neudorf

Wanted: Small format films from 1950 to 1980

100 years of Eumig – 1919, the company was founded, and with up to 7,000 employees in the 1970s was the largest company in Austria. In particular, film cameras and film projectors were manufactured by eumig. In 1981, the abrupt end came because the market for narrow film equipment collapsed worldwide. The famous brand, which would have turned 100 this year, is to be commemorated in May with a large film installation titled eumigFlimmern. That is why the municipality of Wiener Neudorf is calling on fellow citizens to make private small format films available for the project. About life in town and country, about family gatherings or excursions and especially about everything to do with Eumig.

Read More

Taylor Swift on Super 8

According to Pro8mm, the Reputation Stadium Tour with US country pop musician Taylor Swift will feature a whole lot of Super 8. Four cameras from Pro8mm were borrowed for the show and 22 cassettes of negative film were shot. Pro8mm then scanned the material in 4K. The “Reputation Stadium Tour” by the ten-time Grammy winner Swift is the most successful tour in U.S. history.

Starting December 31, the roughly two-hour concert will be on Netflix. https://www.netflix.com/de/title/81026251

Ektachrome 100D ab sofort wieder verfügbar

Ektachrome 100D ab sofort wieder verfügbar

Kodak hat die zweite Charge endlich fertig und dieser Tage die Händler beliefert!

Am günstigsten ist der Film wie üblich bei Click&Surr in Berlin zu haben, dort kostet die Kassette “nur” 54,90 € (zzgl. Versandkosten).

Wittner berechnet 59,90 €.

Interessant ist noch das Angebot von super8.nl: Für gut 77,00 € ist der Film dort inklusive Entwicklung zu haben. Hier kommt dann allerdings noch drei mal Auslandsporto hinzu. 

Kurzes, dreckiges Vergnügen: Der Créative 50D aus Frankreich

Kurzes, dreckiges Vergnügen: Der Créative 50D aus Frankreich
Hübsch bunt: Die korrekt gekerbte Kodakkassette
Hübsch bunt: Die korrekt gekerbte Kodakkassette

Seit einer Weile bietet die knallbunte Webseite Super8France.com einen ominösen Farbumkehrfilm an: Der “Créative 50D” ist für überraschend günstige €23.99 zzgl. Versandkosten zu haben. Da der Versand nach Deutschland mit 20€ recht teuer ausfällt, musste filmkorn.org fast €45 für die Testkassette bezahlen. Es lohnt sich also, bei Interesse eine größere Bestellung mehrerer Kassetten zu tätigen.

Read More

1 2 3