Weihnachten 2016 bekam ich im Rahmen der “Schmalfilmwichtelei” im Schmalfilm-Internetforum eine Super-8-Kassette ohne Label aber dafür mit Belichtungshinweisen und einschliesslich Do-It-Yourself-Entwicklung vom Mitforenten Sandro Proske geschenkt.
In Saxon Frankenberg, a Super 8 workshop will take place in June 2019. Five participants learn with filmmaker Patrick Müller the handling of a Super 8 camera and the development of the film to the negative with the self-produced organic developer Caffenol. Afterwards begins a colorful ramble through Frankenberg, where everyone can capture his view of the city on the Zschopau river during the State Garden Show. The next day, all of the films will be developed together, will also be projected onto the big screen of the beautiful Welt-Theater cinema on the 22nd of June 2019. Are you ready for the analogue coffee-movie revolution?
More information and registration details can be found here. The workshop will be held in German and English.
Die Anonymen Analogiker des Filmvorführerforums trafen sich auch 2015 für ein Wochenende in Kreuzberg, um ihrem Hobby zu frönen. Diesmal verteilte ich sechs S8-Kassetten beladen mit Fomapan R100, die nach der Entwicklung dann von Thorsten zu dieser schmissigen Collage verarbeitet wurden.
Ektachrome is back! Since October 2018, the eagerly awaited Super 8 color reversal material has finally hit the market. You can already read in many film tests that the new emulsion provides wonderfully fine-grained pictures and in particular realistically reproduces skin tones. But how do different cameras behave with the new film?
I wrote the following article in August 2015 and then never published it for some reason. Nevertheless, it has not become less interesting, because it shows that Wittner would still be able to produce DS8 film – provided, of course, that they can find unperforated 35 mm film.
Even if Super 8 bulk loads are difficult to get, a reload-able Super 8 cartridge still makes sense: It is ideal, for example, if you want to develop short test pieces of a film stock before exposing the entire film.
The examined camera has the serial number 35933; With Pentovar, No. 6355608. On the back of the selenium cell I find as confirmation “ELECTROCELL Dec”. Stamped in 1963. The production year can therefore be derived from the serial number. On the inside of the case, the number 1675 is engraved. Series 1, serial number 675. The cell originates from the “Electrocell-Gesellschaft Falkenthal & Presser”, founded in 1933 Berlin-Dahlem, the moving-coil instrument perhaps from Erlangen.