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#1 Steve Zimmerman

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 10:58 AM

Good news for all film lovers!

APUG thread says their priority is to produce 35mm movie film first.

 

 

 

http://www.apug.org/...ion-2014-a.html

 

 

http://www.flickr.co...57630192838072/

 

I just got this email after signing up for their mailing list last week:

 

 

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Welcome

Hello and welcome to this mailing list.
Just a few words to thank everybody who subscribed, although no more than a single brand is shown at the moment on the Ferrania home page.
 
We think it is worth answering some questions that often arise on the discussion boards we are also following.
 
As you know, Ferrania discontinued its photographic products some years ago and after that some buildings and equipments were dismantled or sold because the destiny of film seemed to be compromised forever after introduction of digital. Obviously we dream to put the film in a new era where it can live in symbiosis with digital imaging technologies.
 
After more than one year of work, we are finally trying to start again with a small production of film. But rescaling a production workflow is not an easy process: some chemical products are not available anymore on the market, former Ferrania workers and engineers must be involved again in a completely new production workflow, etc.
 
We worked a lot on many of the above issues and now we are proud to say that the moment is arrived of really making film.
 
Right now there is a six month R&D project aiming to produce a first Jumbo of film. If during this period we are able to solve all the remaining technical issues and if the market gives us a reasonable preliminary feedback, we will be ready to go ahead and ship new film in the first quarter of 2014!
 
Ok, now the question is: what kind of film?
We think it is better to start revamping the very last produced emulsions. The first two that we will make are a color negative film derived from Ferrania Solaris FG-100 Plus (only for still photographs) and a professional color reversal film derived from Scotch Chrome 100.
 
And which formats?
We have the equipment to finish film in almost all photographic and motion picture formats: 110, 120, 126, 127, 135, 220, Super 8, Double 8, 16mm, 35mm and 70mm but at first we will put on line only the ones that are requested by the market.

More details are coming, please continue to follow us!

Cheers
 
The FILM Ferrania team


Edited by Steve Zimmerman, 24 July 2013 - 11:01 AM.

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#2 Steve Zimmerman

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 11:41 AM

Link to their webpage:

http://www.filmferrania.it/


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#3 James Compton

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 02:14 PM

 Thanks for that info. More options for film emulsions are great news.


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#4 Steve Zimmerman

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 10:22 AM

I don't know Italian, but here's an older video about the company showing them manufacturing movie film.  Never heard of them before but guess they have been around and selling film (mostly stills recently) in europe for a long time.  There are some badly compressed clips from 1950's movies on youtube filmed in "Ferraniacolour". 


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#5 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 10:41 AM

This made my morning that much better. Thanks for the share Steve.

Looking forward to trying to get my hands on some of their stills reversal film.


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#6 Steve Zimmerman

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 09:07 AM

http://www.filmferra...4b083675bdf85c7

 

Their site now has a blog with comments.


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#7 Steve Zimmerman

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 01:01 PM

New Interview:

http://www.japancame...sive-interview/


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#8 David Cunningham

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Posted 08 August 2013 - 01:27 PM

Chrome Chrome Chrome...  for "small format"... wooo!


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#9 Paul Boers

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 01:41 PM

Ferrania  presented their production team on november 19:  

 

http://www.filmferrania.it/team


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#10 Tim Tyler

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 02:18 PM

Those are some formidable Italian emulsion manufacturers!

 

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#11 Joerg Polzfusz

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Posted 22 November 2013 - 09:44 AM

Aaahhh! They're using "Adobe Photoshop CS6 (Macintosh)"...


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#12 Will Montgomery

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 05:34 PM

Film bad-asses.


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