Re: The return of Kodachrome

From: Robert Houllahan (email suppressed)
Date: Tue May 13 2008 - 22:51:44 PDT

In my position of film jerk I look at probably millions of feet of
film every year, Kodachrome looks like Kodachrome, does anything else
look like it? No... We did an archival project for the state of
Massachusetts about a year ago with allot of Kodachrome dating to 1936
or so, which had to be the beginning of K-Chrome?, amazing , no really
amazing.. time in a bottle.

I'll take film however It is as, others have said, my Church... much
better than any other church... I'll take camera's anyhow too.. I
smashed a HVX-200 on friday (by accident) oh.. that hurt.. I put it on
a bad stills tripod and as I grabbed my Eyemo to do some hand-crank on
a band it popped off and broke....

So why argue? isn't there enough Hater-Aide going around? People
before us smashed up and beat up this medium time to smash it up some
more, those guys who invented K-Ch never expected a Church... Just
because they created it does not mean they have a say in the
religion... ;-)

The future may be a advance or a collapse, either way an emulsion will
be there, if a nano bot Mr.Fusion future exists a homemade K-Chrome
nano made stock will be easily available to the artist who wants it,
if a collapse then eventually we will crawl back to K40 from a sloppy
slow B+W kitchen emulsion..

Can't we all just get along?

Robert Houllahan
email suppressed
Filmmaker / Cinematographer
VP Cinelab Inc.

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