From: marco poloni (email suppressed)
Date: Sat Dec 27 2008 - 09:03:52 PST
jeanne sorry for the late reply. i was away a couple of days for xmas.
you are right. not that much material is archival and since the advent of video a lot of people on the receiving end (galleries, etc.) have become (too?) relaxed about the idea of archival grade material.
nice to hear that the b&w reversal so well takes the dye. good idea to hand over the gel to the lab. i do that with photographic prints for editions, giving a reference print.
>From: Jeanne LIOTTA <email suppressed>
>Sent: Dec 24, 2008 10:20 AM
>To: email suppressed
>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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For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.