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#1 Dominic Case

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 10:26 PM

I know that the lights are now all but turned off (or is it on?) all over Australia/NZ as far as labs are concerned, and I see on this forum that there are only a couple operating in the UK still. Just to help with something I'm writing, it would be great if people could let me know if they still have labs (and which ones) still providing a commercial negative processing service in their part of the world. And how that compares with (say) a couple of years ago.

 

This might also prove useful to other people on this forum.

 

Thanks in anticipation.

 


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#2 Robert Houllahan

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 10:42 PM

USA:

 

Cinelab

Tech/Deluxe NYC

NFL Films

Cinema Arts

Colorlab

VFS Lab

Cinefilm

Cineworks

Continental

Filmworkers

FotoKem

Spectra

Pro8mm

Alpha Cine

Yale

Tech/Deluxe LA

 

Maybe more.

 

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#3 Heikki Repo

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 01:23 AM

Finland:

A. Alhosen elokuvalaboratorio http://alhoslab.fi (super-8 and 16mm)


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#4 Stephen Murphy

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 07:19 AM

In the Uk you have iDailies and Bucks
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#5 John Salim

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 08:29 AM

There's Alvernia Studios in Poland....

http://www.alvernia....ical-laboratory

 

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#6 Pavan Deep

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 01:02 PM

The big labs;

 

Technicolor - London [ECN2] [about to close]

I Labs - London ECN2

Bucks Media - London [ECN 2]

Prestech Film Labs - London [Black and white]

Film and Photo - London [E6 and Black and white]

 

Smaller labs;

 

No.w.here - London [black and white]

Gaugefilm - Dudley [Black and white and E6 16mm and Super 8]

SPS - Birmingham [Super  8 only special order]

 

There maybe a few more.

 

P


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#7 Marc Roessler

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 02:27 PM

In Germany this would be

  ARRI, Munich (of course)

  CinePostproduction/Geyer, Berlin

  ARRI Schwarzfilm, Berlin (afaik)

  TF Cinenova, Wiesbaden (previously ABC & Taunusfilm)

  Andec Film, Berlin

 

Did I miss any?


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#8 Brian Pritchard

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 02:07 PM

Film and Photo also process ECN2

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#9 Brian Pritchard

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 02:27 PM

There is also Deluxe.

Brian


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#10 Ian Cooper

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 04:59 PM

There is also Deluxe.

Brian


I thought Deluxe had an arrangement where Techncolor did their processing for them?


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#11 Jeremy Cavanagh

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 05:17 PM

Nanolabs in Victoria in Australia


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#12 Doug Palmer

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 03:01 PM


I thought Deluxe had an arrangement where Techncolor did their processing for them?

Someone from Deluxe UK told me today they are currently very busy (presumably processing but I didn't  ask). And even taking on more staff :rolleyes:

 

Doug

 

http://www.filmisfine.co


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#13 Gregg MacPherson

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 04:23 PM

 

Nanolabs in Victoria in Australia

 
I think Nanolabs only do 8mm, 16mm up to 100' rolls in hand tanks. They don't use continuous processors. Read that on thir website.
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#14 James Steven Beverly

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 06:13 PM

 http://www.movielab.com/ Up, running and cheap! AND they do prints!


Edited by James Steven Beverly, 12 April 2013 - 06:14 PM.

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#15 John Salim

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 06:23 PM

Film and Photo also process ECN2

Brian

 

Are they actually still in business then Brian ?

Their website hasn't changed for ages, their price list is 2 years old and their 'items for sale' page is 8 years old.

 

I emailed them about a year ago and never got a reply so assumed they'd shut down.

 

John S  :(


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#16 Lars Eric Pettersson

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 04:08 AM

Hello everyone,

 

I´m new here but have been reading the Forum posts for quite some time and now felt compelled to chime in.

 

In Sweden there´s STOPP, a Postproduction house with their own in-house ECN2 processing and 2 or 4K scanning. They do beautiful work and the lab is run by industry veteran Ali Boriri.

 

http://www.stopp.se/

 

I believe this is pretty much what´s left as far as commercial film labs go in scandinavia.   :-(

 

About twenty years ago there were three labs still up and running in Stockholm alone. One folded and the two remaining got official permission to merge (since this meant virtual monopoly). About two years ago, this last big lab was shut down. Up until the very last day of operation they produced beautiful 35mm prints for the cinemas here. Happily, during the shutting down process, the Swedish Film Institute were wise enough to provide a new home for a handful of staff members and some machinery, who are now able to do preservation work with these machines. So technically there are two film labs here, but only one open for commercial customers.

 

Best Wishes

 

Lars


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#17 Brian Pritchard

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 03:09 AM

Hello John

Yes  they are still in business.  They work with a very small staff; I go in occasionally to help with grading and sensitometry.

 

Brian

Are they actually still in business then Brian ?

Their website hasn't changed for ages, their price list is 2 years old and their 'items for sale' page is 8 years old.

 

I emailed them about a year ago and never got a reply so assumed they'd shut down.

 

John S  :(


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#18 Mark Dunn

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 02:53 AM

It amuses me that Film & Photo ended up in a Colville Road like the former Filmatic. Just in W3, not posh W11.

Is this the same company that was Film & Photo Design 30-odd years ago?


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#19 Will Montgomery

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 09:49 AM

Filmworkers in Dallas is still processing 16mm and 35mm negative. 


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#20 Brian Pritchard

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 12:02 PM

It amuses me that Film & Photo ended up in a Colville Road like the former Filmatic. Just in W3, not posh W11.

Is this the same company that was Film & Photo Design 30-odd years ago?

Yes, it is.  It is also odd that Filmatic was the first lab I worked at and Film and Photo will probably be the last!

 

Brian


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