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#1 Gareth Munden

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Posted 12 May 2005 - 03:16 AM

Hi everyone .

Can anyone point me to a lab in the London area where I can get 16mm film processed ?

A lab that is Cheap/Friendly/Helpful .

Is this to much for me too ask ?

And is there a good book out there about 16mm/35mm film ( formats , processing , finishing tec . ) ?

Thanks everyone .
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#2 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 12 May 2005 - 03:22 AM

Hi,

I used CFS. They have a dropoff in Soho. Everyone was the same price anyway, but they seemed friendly enough, and didn't charge me for clip testing when I used them for the final process, even though it was only 1200ft.

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#3 Rachel Oliver

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Posted 12 May 2005 - 06:30 AM

Hi;

Also I've found Soho Images to be pretty cool over the years, they are rather friendly to students too, ask for Len Thornton, he will help you out there. I've gotten graded SD telecines made there for suprisingly decent rates....

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Posted 12 May 2005 - 06:48 AM

Except that [if you chaeck back a few weeks in the 'processing' forum, CFS have gone bust recently!] I use Soho Images now.
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Posted 12 May 2005 - 11:13 AM

Except that [if you chaeck back a few weeks in the 'processing' forum, CFS have gone bust recently!] I use Soho Images now.

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Kodak lab directory:

http://www.kodak.com.../labLocator.cgi
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#6 Dominic Case

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Posted 12 May 2005 - 10:23 PM

And is there a good book out there about 16mm/35mm film ( formats , processing , finishing tec . ) ?

May I modestly suggest Film Technology in Post Production by Dominic Case (me) - Focal Press 2001 ISBN 0 240 51650 8
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#7 Freya Black

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Posted 13 May 2005 - 04:10 AM

Kodak lab directory:

http://www.kodak.com.../labLocator.cgi

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That link didn't work for me. You could try:

http://www.kodak.com...ablocator.jhtml

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#8 Freya Black

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Posted 13 May 2005 - 04:23 AM

It's suprising how hard it is to find out anything about labs in this country, (especially looking on the internet) compared to the mainland or the states. :(

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#9 Matt Wells

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Posted 13 May 2005 - 06:35 AM

Hi;

Also I've found Soho Images to be pretty cool over the years, they are rather friendly to students too, ask for Len Thornton, he will help you out there. I've gotten graded SD telecines made there for suprisingly decent rates....

Olly

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I second that - Ask for Len Thornton, his job is to deal with the low budget / student customer base.

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#10 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 13 May 2005 - 03:13 PM

Hi,

He told me that it would take three weeks to get clip tests done, so I went elsewhere.

How crushingly typical that the decent outfits go under in the UK...

Phil
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Posted 14 May 2005 - 07:10 PM

Soho Images is fine for processing but they don't offer the best rate or quality for telecine. In my experience, Len Thornton has been helpful but has proved very elusive at times, which is part of the reason I've never telecined there (well once). The Machine Room has better tk gear and did us a nice rate. Also Goldcrest are very nice, very helpful and may offer a better price (maybe not as good equipment as MR but how amazing does it really need to be?). Good luck!

p.s. Last summer I telecined once at Soho Images and they've recently started chasing me for a bill that was paid 10 months ago!
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