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CAN I DO MY OWN OVERHAUL?

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GENERAL

Double 8 or Double run 8 film stock (same thing) is available. If seller is out-of-stock, ask if they know somebody else who is selling. Some seller of film stock also develop film. Ask. Some will give a discount for larger orders. Ask. Some will give a discount if you are willing to wait until they have sufficient amount of other people's footage to develop with the same chemical "bath." If they do, expect a discount for processing.

Buy sufficient amounts of the same film stock to complete a project. Example: a 10 minute film will typically need more than 10 minutes of raw film stock. Common shooting ratios are from 2:1 to 10:1. Amateurs filmmakers will shoot more raw film stock than professionals. Shoot 20 feet, end up with 10 feet. This is a 2:1 ratio. Planning on shooting and editing scenes as opposed to long takes. Allow for mistakes and errors. Shooting Black & White film stock is cheaper than color. Consider learing first with Black & White.

Process all film at the same time for consistency. After editing, you can have the film scanned to digital and then an a sound track and/or music. Plan ahead. Start with a small project, say one reel of raw film stock and learn as you go. Expect to make mistakes. Keep records of iris settings, film type and ASA used, focals lengths, backlight conditions, etc. Learn the camera's limitations.


REPAIR

Procam - #1 Bolex repair facility in USA. Specializing in 16 mm BOLEX Motion Picture Cameras. Factory Trained BOLEX Representative for the USA. Over 40 years of BOLEX experience. Complete Stock of Parts and Accessories.

DuAll Camera Repair - Repair ALL Gauges of Movie Equipment, New York City, NY

Birns & Sawyer - HomePage with counter - 16mm & 35mm equipment repairs, possibly some Super 8mm

URBANSKI FILM - TOBIN CINEMA SYSTEMS Website - Specialized equipment, motors etc for BOLEX & other professional 16mm & 35mm equipment.

Chambless Cine Equipment Home Page - Outshops all kinds of repair work to their technician.... Super 8mm & 16mm etc

Welcome to the KIEV/USA Website - Repairs on Kiev cameras: Krasnagorsk K-3 16mm camera and Quarz Super 8mm camera.

The WIDESCREEN-CENTRE - Outsources repairs within the greater London area for Super 8mm and 16mm equipment.

Midwest Camera Repair, Inc. - Home Page - Long time repair shop in the midwest..... might have to twist their arm to consider movie camera repairs.

Reflex Viewfinder Eyecups on eBay - Replacement Reflex eyecups for Bolex P1-2-3 models and H-series Bolex Reflex cameras.



TRANSFER SERVICES

Black and White Film Factory


8mm DOUBLE RUN (Standard 8) FILM STOCK FOR SALE

Fomapan B/W - at B&H photo-video, NY, USA

Fomapan B/W at Amazon.com

Fomapan B/W - Canada

Color and B/W film stock

Toeppen High-Quality Double 8mm film stock

Yale Film and Video Double 8mm film stock

Regular 8 Reversal

Buy8mmfilm - Regular 8, Super 8, 16 mm film stock

Old 8mm Film Stock

Standard 8 Film Film stock at www.widescreen-centre.co.uk

Film Photography Project - FOMA film Stock

Film Photography Project - 8mm film Stock

Double Eight Film (Doppel 8 Filme) 8mm Film Stock - Germany

Double Eight Film 8mm Film Stock search at eBay.com

Mostly Out-of-date Double Eight Film Stock selling on eBay.com

Out-of-date Kodachrome Double Eight Film Stock selling on eBay.com

Note:
Double 8 film is also called: Standard 8, Double Run 8, Double 8, and Double Regular 8. It is also sometimes called: Regular 8, or Standard 8mm. Confused? Not sure what to buy? Read more here on 8mm film standards at: 8 mm film at Wikipedia.

Regular 16mm film that works in a 16mm camera, has the same length and width dimensions as 8mm Double Run but is LACKING half of the perforations (sprocket holes). DO NOT USE! It will not work!

If the film stock has the word SUPER 8 on it, it WILL NOT WORK in an 8mm double run camera. SUPER 8 film stock has different sprocket hole spacing dimensions and a different width from standard 8 mm film. If it has the labeling or word: "Double Super 8", it will NOT work in Regular 8 double run cameras as the sprocket holes are 1/4 of the required size.

Double Super 8 film (commonly abbreviated as DS8) is a 16 mm wide film but has Super 8 size sprocket holes. It is used in the same way as standard 8 mm film in that the film is run through the camera twice, exposing one side on each pass. During processing, the film is split down the middle and the two pieces spliced together to produce a single strip for projection in a Super 8 projector.


SUPER 8 FILM STOCK

Retro Thing

John Schwind at INTERNATIONAL FILM BROKERS

Spectra Film and Video

Yale Film and Video

Super 8 Camera


PROCESSING

Cinelab

DIY 16mm and Super 8 Processing

Dwaynes


PROJECTOR REPAIR

Google search listing of 8mm film Projector Repair facilites.

MISCELLANEOUS

Bolex Collector

Reflex Viewfinder Eyecups on eBay - Replacement Reflex eyecups for Bolex P1-2-3 models and H-series Bolex Reflex cameras.







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