Colour is really mounting up fast with 24/36 films in already. We also have enough B&W film in to process a batch so that will be happening this week. Thanks everyone! Keep up the good work. I was really impressed with last weeks colour films!
I have added a new workshop to the workshops tab. Now you can learn how to process B&W reversal film and colour. One course will be based around Super 8 format and the other around the Double 8 format. I have also changed the workshop booking system. Now we will wait until a particular workshop becomes fully booked and then send out a group email to all the participants involved. Together we will agree a convenient date to hold the course on. This seems like a much better solution than setting an inflexible and unchangeable date because so many interested people have emailed me but just cannot make particular dates. This way folks wont keep missing out on getting to grips with the 8mm medium. Looking forward to meeting you all in the 8mm realm.
Snap! As you all know from last week I'm developing a batch of 36 colour films at the moment and they will all be developed and scanned by the end of this week. We already have another 15 films towards the next batch of 36 colour as well which is great! B&W is nearly there with 15/18 slots filled. Cheers guys!
So Wittner has announced the following statement about E100D & Velvia:
"This week, the reproduction of the Wittner Chrome 100D takes place in Super 8. We expect stock availability by the end of next week. We have arrived at this product for batch 4 of 6, ie the half-time of our Ektachrome 100D material stocks is exceeded. The emulsion of the current production now comes from our penultimate purchase of materials. Unfortunately, this was already markedly changed conditions rather than before. We ask for your understanding that we therefore need to adjust the selling price of this product accordingly. As a low-cost alternative is to continue the Wittner Chrome 200D cassette available. The holdings by the Wittner sweets: Velvia 100 are now completely sold out. Here, there are no plans for a renewal edition. After the sell-out of the last premium product (Wittner Chrome 100D) then it must be checked whether it ever again can be a product of this quality and price range for the cine field or should."
The above signifies the real end of E100D & Velvia. Depending on how much the price gets increased will influence whether or not Gauge Film continues to sell E100D. Truth be told we sell very few E100D carts now because of its high cost (and that's with process & telecine deals). It's also a great shame to see the Velvia go. It was a great stock and I'm not sure why Wittner haven't renewed it? Thankfully we are left with 200D in the meantime but I really hope Farrania moves quickly with there 8mm stock so we have a little more colour reversal selection in the coming months!
Good news, enough colour has come in to process a batch. I'll be working on that over the next couple of weeks. Hopefully by that time we'll have a batch of B&W to do as well. Hope you all have a great week!