Film Photography Podcast - Episode 111 - October 15th, 2014
Show Notes By Alex Luyckx
FPP at Five! - We’ve made it, five years of producing the Film Photography Podcast - it’s a happy birthday to us, and a big thank you to all who have made this possible, by listening and supporting us! Joining (pictured above) Michael Raso is Mat Marash, John Fedele, Leslie Lazenby, Mark Dalzel, and Dane Johnson.
Today’s show - listener letters, call-ins, FPP's mission, Darkroom Tips, remembering the last five years, and much more! Keep it tuned in!
Film Ferrania is a Go! If you remember from last episode, Hunter White interviewed Dave Bias, who is now working for FILM Ferrania and mentioned their kickstarter campaign. Well we are happy to report that as of this show (what show?!?) that they are above and beyond their 250,000$ goal! This is great news as they can now purchase the needed equipment to build their film production line! Still want to get in on this and help them build their dream? Head on over, you have until the 29th of October to throw in your support! Team Ferrania (Italy) pictured above!
Making Movies with Super 8 and 16mm Film! With Ferrania producing Super8 and 16mm motion picture stock, the FPP is finally going to talk about the topic of motion pictures, in fact Michael is dusting off his Super8 and 16mm cameras and shooting Kodak Film to get the party started!
Film Photography Project - What we Do! While the core of the Film Photography Project is still this podcast, over the five years we have spread out to run workshops, record YouTube Videos and most importantly support the film community around the world. From helping out with the Picturing Wanteete and Scio High School, our latest project is supporting listener Bluffton University's Film Photography Class.
In fact, the class recently took the short drive to Findlay, Ohio to visit our very own Leslie Lazenby in her shop (pictured above). If you want to help out the FPP, we’re always looking for good working mechanical cameras like the Pentax K1000. If you have one or two or more to spare you can send them in to: Film Photography Podcast PO Box 152 Butler NJ 07405. We also will accept cash donations and film as well! FPP donation link here.
FPP History - The gang has come a long way since our start five years ago, just like the FPP itself! Michael’s meeting of the 8x10 shooting Mat Marrash at a PDN Photo Expo led to Mat introducing Leslie Lazenby to the gang at his gallery show in Findlay. Original FPPer John Fedele brought in Dane Johnson, then MarkDalzell! Where did Michael and John meet, well in the darkroom at William Paterson University!
Darkroom Tips! Mat and Leslie both have darkroom tips for us this show! Home developing has been a big thing of late for the FPP, and you, the listeners, have been looking into getting the store to carry more developing supplies, specifically chemistry. We do have the Unicolor C-41 kit. But we are now carrying the AP Daylight tank for developing your roll film at home! But if you’re lucky, like Mat, or have a whack of spare cash lying around, you can get yourself a JoBo Processor. The CPP-3 is probably the ultimate in home processing, automated agitation, temperature control, and you can, depending on your tank, process film in bulk easily. Now they are around on the used market, but you can pick up a new one for close to $4,000. Not cheap by any stretch. You can pick it up from CAT Labs (which is the US Distributor for Jobo Products).
Speaking of Temperature control, Leslie has a neat trick to help get your water and chemistry down to temperature quickly. She uses an empty resealable energy drink can. Keep the empty one filled with water in the fridge (make sure to label it so you or others don’t drink it). Then when you need to bring your warm water/chemistry down to the right temperature, stick the measured amount into the emptied can, place back in the fridge for 5 or 6 seconds, and you’re at that magical 68F (20C) level and you can get souping! If you’re worried about your kids or pets getting into the chemistry keep it under lock and key when you’re not using it.
Kodak Vision 3 at The FPP! The FPP Store has three brand news films in stock, and it’s no lie, we now carry the Eastman Kodak Vision3 line of films! Yes, this beautiful motion picture stock is now cut down into 27 exposure cartridges ready for your favourite film camera! The best part, we have all three, fresh stock, ready for you to buy and shoot. The daylight balanced 50D and 250D along with the tungsten balanced 500T. Looking to process it at home, you can use any C-41 processing kit (The FPP recommends the Unicolor Kit - right in our store!), just make sure to that after your Blix stage, rinse your film in a half bucket of hot water (80 - 102 degrees F) with a few table spoons of Baking Soda. With your thumb, gently rub the non-emulsion side of your film as you remove it from your film reel. Then give it one final rinse under running water before pouring in the stabilizer. Don’t want to try it at home? No problem, but don’t send it to your usual lab, the ramjet will mess up the machines; instead send it out to Little Film Lab in Melano Park, California!
Sadly that’s all the time we have for this show, but if you stick around, we’ll be doing more birthday celebrations in the coming episodes. So if you want to send in some birthday love, shoot us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by the Postal System: Film Photography Podcast PO Box 152 Butler, NJ, 07405 USA.
We’ll be back in a short two weeks (two weeks? You sound like a bird!) but stick around for a surf tune from our very own Smoove Sailors!
Note: We experienced some audio issues this episode and apologize for the "extra crispy" audio on some segments (and lack of a mic on Mark Dalzell...sorry Mark!)