Re: Super-8 processing

From: Gail Mentlik (email suppressed)
Date: Fri Mar 31 2006 - 11:44:33 PST

Thanks for the info. Have you used Forde for super-8 b/w or
Ektachrome? What do you mean shipping can create issues?
Also, who is Ben ness?
Thanks! -Gail

-----Original Message-----
From: Cari Machet <email suppressed>
To: email suppressed
Sent: Fri, 31 Mar 2006 13:11:57 -0500
Subject: Re: Super-8 processing

   i go 2 ben ness
on university
they do xfers 2
but i have not used that aspect
i have had pac lab "problems"
but am into accidents as non-accidental

forde is great
but shipping can create issues


On 3/30/06, andrew lampert <email suppressed> wrote: I picked up
two rolls of b/w (one plus-x and a tri-x
that had been pushed two stops) from Pac Lab today and
was surprised at how good they looked.   The
highlights and shadows were great in both reels, even
if I was trying to shoot too much in the dark with the
tri-x. At the same time there was a weird flutter and
I couldn't figure out if it was chemical or my
normally solid projector.  I'm going to watch again in
a bit to figure that out. It used to be that when I
 had film Tri-X pushed there would be scratches and
flaked emulsion, but they seem to have got that under
control.  That problem really marred a few reels I
shot.  Every once in awhile I shoot the old Ektachrome
 and it doesn't ever look that good, but this isn't
their fault, I just don't like the stock.  Overall, I
think Pac Lab is good and they are trying hard to
address whatever problems might exist operating in
that weird little basement like they do.  I am a bit
prejudiced though as I work one block away.  I'm too
lazy to go anywhere else.  I think that the older
gentleman who used to be there is gone, but I've seen
a lot of these people there for years now.  Maybe they
bought it?  I can't remember the story.  One of the
guys was involved at another lab for years.  A1 also
does it in New York but I can't remember the last time
I went there or why I would have never gone back.
Probably proximity.

Good luck,

--- Gail Mentlik <email suppressed> wrote:

> I'm looking for a lab recommendation for processing
> both the old and
> the new super-8 Tri-x (7278 & 7266) stocks, as well
> as  S-8 7240 (VNF)
> and the new 64T Ektachrome stocks.
> Usually I would send the B/w to Pac Lab, but I
> haven't used them in
> about a year and understand that there is new
> management/staff there.
> Has anyone recently had b/w or Ektachrome processed
> at Pac Lab or knows
> about the  changes there?
> The other lab I was considering for the tri-x and
> Ektachrome was Forde
> Lab in Seattle. Has anyone had B&W processed there
> or Ektachrome
> recently? Forde Lab has just moved and merged with
> Alpha Cine; I'm
> wondering how that will affect their super-8
> processing.
> Any thoughts on the above two labs or other
> recommendations would be
> appreciated.
> Thanks.
> Gail Mentlik
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> <email suppressed>.

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