Mishkin Productions Australia

 INTERNATIONAL SMALL

FORMAT LABS

Note: With "package" deals, it is worth keeping in mind that many labs will insist on registered post or tracking couriers.  This will add to the overall costs of the film, depending on your location, making local labs very close in overall price.

RETROLAB.EU

Spain. Online lab offering a variety of services for Single8 and Super8 processing, including digital transfers. 

Please check website for an updated list of services and costs.

SPECTRA FILM & VIDEO, California, U.S.A.  is one of many labs, sells colour and B&W super8 film, negative and reversal stocks.  Purchase price often includes processing, which considering local retail costs of film and processing, is a very viable alternative.  Also sell all-inclusive film packages which are very competitive.  One such package is detailed below, bearing in mind, the cost is in US dollars.

12 Rolls Super 8 (30 min at 24fps)

Processing
Prep & Clean
1.5 hour RANK Transfer @ 24fps
HDD for transfer not included
Cost:             $814.50
Discount:     $155.50
Cost in 2010:   $USD659.00

Cost in 2014:   $USD815.00

PRO8MM, California, U.S.A.  Is one of many labs, sells colour and B&W super8 film, negative and reversal stocks.  Purchase price often includes processing.  Also sell all-inclusive film packages which are very competitive.  One such package is detailed below, bearing in mind, the cost is in US dollars. 

12 Rolls Super 8 (30 min at 24fps)
Processing
Prep & Clean
1.5 hour Transfer @ 24fps
Mini DV

Cost in 2010:   $USD638.00

Cost in 2014:   $USD1038.00

The difference between Pro8mm and other labs, is that pro8mm take 35mm film, as used by studios and professionals, is split into 8mm strips and fed back into 8mm cartridges.  Essentially a person could shoot using the same stock as Baz Luhrman.  Be aware that due to the limitations of Super8 camera lenses the footage will not be as clear as bigscreen quality, but will have the colours of such.

WIDESCREEN CENTER.  London, UK.  Is one of many labs, sells colour and B&W super8 film, negative and reversal stocks.  Sells either individual cartridges, or all inclusive packages which are very competitive.  One such package is detailed below, bearing in mind, the cost is in English Pounds.

12 Rolls Super 8 (30 min at 24fps)
Processing
Prep & Clean
1.5 hour Transfer @ 24fps
Mini DV

Cost in 2010:   $UK624.00

Cost in 2014:   $UK1058.00

DWAYNESPHOTO Kansas, U.S.A.  Is one of many labs, sells colour super8 film, Kodak 100D.  Also sells 100D for regular8 cameras.  Sells individual cartridges, but when ordering 6 at a time, freight costs are low.  This means one can order, process, and transfer in the same lab, keeping costs very competitive.  One such estimate is detailed below, bearing in mind, the cost is in American dollars.

06 Rolls Super 8 (30 min at 24fps)
Processing
Prep & Clean
1 to 1 Transfer rate @ 24fps
Mini DV (NTSC) DVD (PAL)

Final Cost:   $USD224.00

(prices correct as of 2010)


ANDEC FILM.  Berlin, Germany.  Is one of many labs, sells colour and B&W super8 film, negative and reversal stocks.  Sells either individual cartridges, or processing included on individual rolls packages.  An example of one such package is detailed below, bearing in mind, the cost is in Euro dollars.

12 Rolls Super 8 E64 (30 min at 24fps)
Processing
Prep & Clean
1.5 hour Transfer @ 24fps
Mini DV

Cost in 2010:   $EU570.00

Cost in 2014:   $EU780.00

B&H PHOTO  New York, United States.  Is one of many photography businesses, sells colour and B&W super8 film and B&W Double8 film.  Although B&H does not offer processing, they have a good reputation servicing the Super8 community.

12 Rolls Super8 100D (30 min at 24fps)
=$16.95USD per cart

including International Express Mail       
=$59.25
Final Cost:  $USD262.65

(prices correct as of 2011)

EBAY  Global sellers.  A search of Ebay offers many Super8 film sellers.  Ebay sellers can often offer cheap alternatives to Kodak sales direct. 

for example:
20 cartridges of 100D from Kodak Australia $462 AUD
20 cartridges of 100D from Ebay seller $292 AUD

*Note please refer directly to the relevant websites for detailed information on pricing.  The above figures may not take into account individual requirements, ie push processing, overnight developing, HD or SD telecine, etc.

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.

 
 
     SUPER8        RESOURCES

CINELICIOUS

Californian based film transfer house with strong links to Super8 and 16mm.

MOVIESTUFF


An American company specialising in Frame by Frame transfers and transfer machines, cheap and helpful.


SUPER8 DATABASE


A very good website, a huge amount of information.  From projectors to books to film.


D.I.Y FILM PROCESSING


Step by step instructions with pictures on how to build your own processing tank, the best D.I.Y example so far.


INTERNATIONAL FILM


Specialising in hard to find film stocks, Regular8, Double8, & Super8.



B&H FOTO

Super8 film sales, massive variety, quick turnaround for processing, very popular with Super8 enthusiasts.

European based film sales using Fuji Velvia film cut down into Kodak cartridges.

E-S-Photographics

U.K based store, sells drive belts for many types of 8mm and 16mm film projectors and also bulbs. Good pricing and fast delivery.

BOLEXREPAIR.COM

Active Bolex repairer for Double8 cameras.

Movie Camera manuals

Huge collection of downloadable .PDF files of film cameras, 8mm, Super8, and 16mm.


A very large website containing detailed specifications on almost every mechanical camera made.

     INTERNATIONAL WEB      SITES OF INTEREST

FILMSHOOTING

A small gauge film makers resource, forum, manuals, articles, etc.

SUPER8 CAMERAS

A comprehensive website covering the history of Super8.

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Covers all film formats, a good place to find technical info

TWEAKHEADZ

A handy website offering plain english advise on all aspects of audio recording, sampling, and editing.

A very good source of instruction manuals for Super8 cameras

DOOM9


A forum devoted to user's of the computer program Avisynth.  FAQ's and tips


LITTLE FILM


Very informative site, by film makers, covering all aspects of Super8 production.


The Bolex Collector

Very informative site covering all things Bolex, cameras and projectors.  Includes specs, ebay links, articles.

Cheap Super8 camera shop

Online European based store . sells competitively priced cameras & accessories

SMALL MOVIES

A very well designed and informative website on Super8

MINIDISC

A very handy website covering the simple and complex questions.

INDIE TALK

A chatroom covering aspects of Indie film making.

SUPER8


A very informative website showcasing a filmaker's own frame by frame telecine design.  As well as examples of Avisynth's potential for the 8mm image

 


Muddy Orihara's Single-8 and Super8 news from japan.  Very informative website for Single-8 film buffs.  Not active since 2010


Very informative website detailing many aspects of Super8 cameras and technology tips.  A must see.

Mr Martin's website

A large site detailing history, specs, and links for cameras covering all formats of motion film.
SUPER8AID.NET

Very informative website covering all things Super8, film, cameras, projectors, websites, and hundreds of links.

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