Mishkin Productions Australia

PURCHASING SUPER8 

NANOLAB  

Daylesford, Victoria, Australia.  Efficient and reliable lab, specialising in small format film.  Offers a broad range of services from developing, film transfer(frame by frame), to "pushing" exposure on film.  Has links to films shot "in-house" showcasing the variety of stocks available.  Check frequently for stocks freshly imported.  largest importer of small format stock in Australia

Ph. 0400 748 864  

VANBAR 

Metro Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Several locations.  Specialists in photographic equipment and media.  Although only sells two types of Super8 film, depending on supplies, Vanbar has an extensive range of photographic supplies, from tripods to lights.

Ph. (03) 9347 7788 

KODAK 

Melbourne, Australia. 

Sells Full range of negative stock and Tri-X.  Requires minimum 5 cartridge minimum.  Download the catalogue of available films HERE

Phone Kodak Australia on. 1300 456 325 To purchase film select option 2, then 3.

 PROCESSING SUPER8  

NANOLAB, Melbourne, Australia.     Ph. 0400 748 864  
Processes Colour and Black & White film.

D.I.Y PROCESSING This website offers clear instructions on building your own Super8 processing tank.  Chemicals, E6 for Ectachrome films, can be purchased locally

TRANSFERING SUPER8

DVD INFINITY-offers Frame by Frame transfer

FILMPLUS-offers Rank transfer

NANOLAB-offers Frame by Frame transfer

VOICE-OVERS -Offers normal transfers, also transfers negative Super8 film at a cheap rate for small volume film makers, output depends on requirements.

CINECLAIR PRODUCTIONS -Offers Aerial image telecine transfers, also transfers negative Super8 film

ADELAIDE PROFESSIONAL IMAGING -Offers transfers, unknown if Rank or Frame by Frame

DISKBANK -Offers frame by frame transfer, either in Standard or High Definition.

WA DUPLICATION -Offers frame by frame transfer, either in Standard or High Definition.

KODAK maintains a webpage with many links to transfer houses, for professional and amateur.

TRANSFER COMPANIES IN

NEW ZEALAND

DVIDEO A modern facility located in Wellington specialising in film transfer of 8mm and 16mm films using a wet gate, frame by frame optical system.

VIDEO STATION  Uses Flashcan telecine for 16mm and 8mm films.

 


 
EXAMPLES OF  DIFFERENT              FILM STOCKS
The above is Kodak Vision2 200T, a negative Super8 stock, moderate speed with fine grain and realistic colour reproduction as well as a larger exposure latitude over reversal films.  Image courtesy of Andreas Wideroe.

The above is Kodak Vision2 500T, a negative Super8 stock, high speed, with moderate grain and realistic colour reproduction as well as larger exposure latitude over reversal films.  Image courtesy of Andreas Wideroe.

The above is Fuji 500, since superceded by Eterna 500, a negative Super8 stock, high speed, with moderate grain and realistic colour reproduction.  This sample was repackaged and processed by Pro8.  Image courtesy of Andreas Wideroe.

The above is reversal E64.  Grainier than 100D, yet colour reproduction is more accurate.  Production ended mid 2010.  
The above is reversal 100D.  It is fine grained with superb colour reproduction.  
The above is reversal Ektachrome 160. A low light, moderate grain, colour film no longer in production, supplies are ocasionally available on Ebay.com.  Requires E6 processing. 
The above is reversal K40.  A fine grain film no longer in production.  Private supplies are still available online, but K40 requires unique processing. 
 The above is reversal Tri-X.  A course grain film ideal for low light.  A very versatile Panchromatic B&W film.  Currently available
   AUSTRALIAN WEBSITES            OF INTEREST

FILMNET

Old Australian film industry resource page.  Forums, advertising, and online films.  Has not been active for a few years

Australian audition website, free to advertise auditions, costs to list an acting C.V-very good resource

OVERCLOCKERS

An Australian website forum for all aspects of still photography and often motion film.

ACTORS AUSTRALIA

Australian film industry resource page comprehensively lists hundreds of actors, professional and amateur




Online store devoted to many aspects of "Old School" foilm shooting, cine and still film catered for.

A comprehensive listing of local festivals

MANGO A GO GO

Website detailing the feature film ‘In my image’, shot on Super8.  

AUSTRALIAN SHORTFILMS.COM

A website covering all aspects of people involved in the film industry, at entry level.


AUSTRALIAN SHORTFILMS.COM

A website covering all aspects of people involved in the film industry, at entry level.

The web site of Bill Mousoulis who has completed many short films and features

CAMERA INFO
There are many hundreds of types of Super8 cameras, many with unique characteristics.  This website lists manufacturers and camera specifics.

DIRECTORY OF LABS

This link will direct you to the Kodak website of worldwide film labs, from 70mm to 8mm.  Simply complete the fields to see your local labs contact details and what services they offer.

TRANSFER COMPARISONS

View a Youtube video below of Super8 stock transfered using the same Frame by Frame system, but by different companies.

The Super8 footage was sent to two Australian transfer houses, as I was keen to find the best quality transfer. Although the footage has been hastily assembled, the differences are quite stark. It pays to find out how particular transfer houses have set up their machinery, what colouring they do, framing, and focusing.

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