From: Jeanne LIOTTA (email suppressed)
Date: Wed Dec 24 2008 - 07:20:36 PST

well yeah except color film is *not* archival anyway, for whatever that's all worth in terms of the immortality market etc.

re making copies: I for one am never excited by playing it safe in the studio even if I ruin lots of stuff that way. I did little tests with some frames of outtake material, and it was fine. the B&w reversal was so porous and took the dye so well, and its not poisonous at all (having once almost killed myself using toxic toners in a tiny darkroom). When I sent my orignal hand dyed film to the lab for interneg dupe I attached the gel I was using in the steenbeck and said make it this color, which they did. It looks great but I think my black and white dyed original will last 'way longer' than those color prints.


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