Filming in Paris, France
Posted 19 April 2011 - 04:19 PM
Posted 20 April 2011 - 02:22 PM
I'll be staying in Paris for a few days in May and want to shoot some Super8. I would like to know whether it is film-safe over there, do they x-ray luggages on entry to tourist places like Eiffel tower or Disneyland? If they do can you ask them to hand-check your films? Also are there any shops I could buy Super8 film-stock and then have it processed so I don't have to worry about x-raying on airports? I'll be happy for any answer or suggestion, thank you
If you are in USA you better buy them there. You will not find them at the same price in Europe. Likely far more expensive. Even more so in a brick and mortar shop.
Depending where you are you could consider ordering from Andec, send exposed film to them for processing etc from where you are and have it returned to your home address. Buying in Paris will be terribly expensive and possible at only a few locations.
To my knowledge your personal items will not be x-rayed at Paris tourist sites. I never experienced anything like that. Not even in september 2001.
One or two airport x-ray scans will not damage your films. It is a myth.
Edited by Andries Molenaar, 20 April 2011 - 02:24 PM.
Posted 20 April 2011 - 05:46 PM
Posted 01 May 2011 - 01:35 AM
Posted 01 May 2011 - 05:34 AM
One or two airport x-ray scans will not damage your films. It is a
Likely they made you stand there because of the tone of your language.
Also it is about as travellers are treated when entering the USA. But then all of them
Edited by Andries Molenaar, 01 May 2011 - 05:35 AM.
Posted 29 May 2011 - 06:48 AM
However, if you still want to buy your film in Paris, here are the addresses I've found inside the website of a service provider, Family Movie Transfert Film Super 8, into his useful resources page :
- Lab Distribution - 22, bvd Beaumarchais 75011 Paris - Tel 01 4338 2672
- Cinédia - 55, av. Joffre 93800 Epinay-sur-Seine - Tel 01 4841 3625
- - or here: Super 8 Nizo Bauer