Re: Blow-Ups from Super 8

From: Cari Machet (email suppressed)
Date: Wed Feb 20 2008 - 22:53:51 PST

i think arunus (sp?) still does it
at anthology film archives or they will know how to contact him


On Thu, Feb 21, 2008 at 12:56 AM, Jason Halprin <email suppressed> wrote:

> Greetings All!
> I couldn't find anything about this in a quick search, and once again I
> choose to rely on the Frameworks community...
> So, I would like to make some high quality still blow-ups from Super 8
> film (reversal) for use in print, and would like to do this
> photochemically. Does anyone know of labs that still have equipment to
> make, say, a Kodalith from Super 8? Would there be a preferable method
> for print materials? If I'm going this way, I know it's gonna cost
> me...
> BUT, what kind of success has anyone had with scanning super 8 film at
> home? I'm happy with the scans I can get for 35mm slides at home, but
> when I tried a random strip of super 8 the image was all blur when it
> was blown up to the size you would expect next to a website. Are there
> any tricks or settings that have worked for you? I've done the old
> wall transfer using a 24p camera for the films, but I'm trying to
> output a still that looks better than what I've previously been able to
> get from an FCP export, perhaps there's some settings there I should be
> adjusting?
> Any help would be appreciated here, and although I'd always prefer a
> local (Chicago) lab so that I can keep an eye on things, any lab (in
> the US or elsewhere) that could do blow-up still work from Super 8 or
> 16mm would be a nice resource to know about.
> Thanks!
> Jason Halprin
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