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3D printed Super 8 cartridge opener

3D printed Super 8 cartridge opener

I opened my first cartridge in daylight with a saw…

Everybody developing Super 8 films on their own sooner or later faces the task of opening the Super 8 cartridge to get the film into the development tank. The latter goes with some practice, the Lomo tank and a turntable in less than 30 seconds. When opening cartridges, opinions differ: Some break the ratchet inside the cartridge by a counterclockwise 360° turn and then pull the film out of the cartridge. Others, (to which I belong) open the cartridge and take the film wind out all over, and load it into the Lomo reel.

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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.

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From Lomokino to Super 8: Rediscovering Celluloid

From Lomokino to Super 8: Rediscovering Celluloid

My celluloid adventure started in June 2013. After years of filming with DV and DSLR cameras, I was tempted to try something completely different. One day I came across the interesting Lomokino crank camera for 35 mm film. Filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul had previously shot with it the stunning experimental film Ashes – the result inspired me and encouraged me to try it myself.

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Small Gauge Film Culture in Canada

Small Gauge Film Culture in Canada

In Canada, two film festivals specifically aimed at small format film will once again take place in the first quarter of this year.

The 8fest will be held in Toronto for the twelfth time on the last weekend of January.

A few weeks later and a few thousand kilometers further west, there will be the 27th edition of the Artifact Film Festival (formerly the $100 FilmFestival) in Calgary at the beginning of March.

Both festivals also have Super 8 films from Germany in their program:

In Toronto, my film Am Zeppelinfeld will show. In Calgary, Katzenlotto by Dagie Brundert gets shown as well as L ‘homme et la mer by Patrick Müller.

 

The built-in turntable

The built-in turntable

Everyone who works with the Lomo tanks probably knows the problem of film jamming and improper winding, often leading to double layers, which then do not get developed properly.

Using a turntable has been mentioned many times as a valuable help against these problems, since its much more uniform rotation makes it possible to easily load the Lomo reel within a few seconds.

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Super 8 Workshop “Film Your Frankenberg”

Super 8 Workshop “Film Your Frankenberg”

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.

## UPDATE 17.01.2019: 1 place available ##

 

„Sheep“, sharper, sharpest: Test of the new Kodak Ektachrome 100D/7294

„Sheep“, sharper, sharpest: Test of the new Kodak Ektachrome 100D/7294

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?

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