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question about super8 film

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can you reccomend a good place to get some? preferably in the SF/ San Jose area. i need some for a special occasion and thought maybe some of you might know.

 

thanks

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i could tell you....

 

 

 

 

its too bad i live on the other side of the country. do you have youre own camera?

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Kodak

 

makes good super8 film. Call any Kodak shop and see if they

can refer you to where you can pick it up and who can process it.

I think it's a lot more common than you'd believe.

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360 - yeah i have a russian wind-up one. i havent gotten the film back from previous shots, but im confident it works decently. its in perfect condition.

 

kilo - im retarded dont know why i didnt think of that. thanks! i greatly appreciate it

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im glad you started this thread i have a question of my own. i got a camera(which dosnt work) off of e bay. when the camera came there was a half used roll of super 8 in there. i shot the other half in rhode island and took it to be developed. heres my problem, the chemicals used to develop are now obsolete, and have been since the late 80's. its KODACHROME 2 by kodak and i dont really kow what do. the guy who works at the developing company told me a story of when he had a roll of this stuff.

 

he said after searching for about 3 months he avenually found a branch of kodak that would develope it. so he sent it in and the waiting began. it took them a year and a month to get it back to him, after he call them almost every month asking about it. when they sent it to him they told him this:the film is almost obsolete, so we have to make a special batch of chemicals for it. we waited until we have enough of the film to make a batch, which take a while because again, its almost obsolete.

 

so im wondering, does anyone have a roll that we can send in together?or maybe a place that will develop it quicker? let me know

 

it kind of looks like this:

http://www.bavaria-cinehome.de/Super8/Filmmaterial/Kodachrome40_16.gif'>

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Originally posted by $360

i could tell you....

 

 

 

 

its too bad i live on the other side of the country. do you have youre own camera?

& so do I

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you know that you have to send it to like sweden to get ot developed right?

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Originally posted by ODS-1

you know that you have to send it to like sweden to get ot developed right?

 

no. even places like walmart develop them now i hear

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dont trust walmart.

 

you only want kodak professionals foing the work.

and besides... it's not like you've got a air date and

need the turn around that quickly.

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Originally posted by Kilo7-

 

it's not like you've got a air date and

need the turn around that quickly.

 

 

 

 

actually... i kind of do

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would it be a wise investment to purchase a light meter so i can have an idea of what will come out and what will not?

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a light meter is a good investment because you

can use it in all of your photographic projects.

They take a little bit of work to learn but it's a great

tool to have. I still think the best thing to do is just

to shoot a roll of film as a test in all types of lighting

and screen the results just to make sure the camera

is working and that you'll get the results you want.

 

even with the perfect exposure and a good light meter,

a registration problem or a light leak or even a hair

in the gate can send your project to poopsville.

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Originally posted by Kilo7-

a light meter is a good investment because you

can use it in all of your photographic projects.

They take a little bit of work to learn but it's a great

tool to have. I still think the best thing to do is just

to shoot a roll of film as a test in all types of lighting

and screen the results just to make sure the camera

is working and that you'll get the results you want.

 

even with the perfect exposure and a good light meter,

a registration problem or a light leak or even a hair

in the gate can send your project to poopsville.

 

good advice.

 

do you ever show youre work kilo?

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I dont really have much personal work.

Almost everything I do is for various production

companies that own the rights to the final product.

I haven't made a personal film project since I was in film school.

I should just go out and shoot some shit and make something.

 

Fun over function.

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i just got my trix high speed super8 film in today and shot the better part of a roll just messing around with settings and things liek that. jsut to see how much i could get away with in a lit setting (with a yellow filter of course).

 

i'll take some at night too and compare. notes were taken.

 

 

thanks for all your help!!

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Originally posted by Kilo7-

Fun over function.

 

good words of wisdom.for sure.

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work is all function and little fun so it's important to swap the priorities.

 

good to hear you were taking notes mang.

It might be a good idea to shoot slates every time you make a major

change in exposure or anything. Slates are the best way to keep track

of the footage. However if you're doing the whole edit in camera then

slates wont look so hot. Have fun.

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