Re: Forde Labs update

From: Gail Mentlik (email suppressed)
Date: Mon Apr 03 2006 - 17:00:38 PDT

Thanks for the Film and Video Services Lab recommendation and some
perspective on Alpha.
I'm looking in particular for a lab to do super-8 b&W processing (both
the old tri-x 7278 and the new 7266).

Would you you say Film and Video Services in Minneapolis is comparable
to Forde labs (in terms of your experience with them before the recent
merger) for reversal b&W processing.

Also, please let us know what comes out of any conversation you have
with Rich at Forde Labs re the merger with Alpha.

-----Original Message-----
From: 40 Frames <email suppressed>
To: email suppressed
Sent: Fri, 31 Mar 2006 19:37:26 -0800
Subject: Re: Forde Labs update

> I don't know much about Alpha Cine, but I'm guessing its a bigger
> industry oriented lab?
> Gail

I think labs have always been industry-oriented, that is after all where
the business comes from. Some labs are more indie friendly, and Forde
definitely that kind of lab. Not so much in terms of price (there are
cheaper labs) but as far as service goes and quality of work.

RK Adams (a Seattle-based filmmaker works at Alpha) and several Portland
locals use Alpha all the time and are happy with the results. The merge
a big change and maybe in some ways it will be for the better. Just have
to shoot some tests and try it out.

I think it's safe to trust your s8 with Alpha, but if you're processing
B/W I highly recommend Film and Video Services in Minneapolis. I was
always extremely happy with what I got back from them.


Alain LeTourneau
Pamela Minty
425 SE 3rd, #400
Portland, OR 97214
United States

+1 503 231 6548
Skype ID: frames40
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