Thank you for the input.
I find that, with the developer and non-standard copying gammas we use,
we do have to depart a bit from the published Kodak standards for
laboratory duplication and release stocks. However, dropping the
processing temperature from 70 to 68F is not a big deal...
Thanks for the offer of assistance; I might take you up on that when we
get in the DN2 and start making tests.
José Llufrío wrote:
> Hello, Alain and Frank...
> Seems only you two guys are interested in this ORWO film usage... Or
> maybe nobody has any information, and are just lurking, waiting for
> someone to drop some enlightening words...
> I have 30 years experience processing ORWO films, since 1972 (plus
> references and anecdotal information from people that had started
> before me).
> ORWO film is regular B/W film and is designed to be processed in
> regular (D-96 or D-72) B/W negative or positive processes. There is no
> big difference from Kodak processing times or specifications, at least
> nothing that cannot be readily and easily adjusted by any professional
> motion picture lab.
> The! ORWO website www.filmotec.de/English_Site/english_site.html
> offers processing instructions and all the technical data necessary.
> If you're planning on buying just 10 400ft cans of 16mm negative, then
> your costs will be great, since this is not a product that's available
> "over the counter", but something that has to be bought directly in
> Europe and shipped over, subject to currency exchange, customs duties
> and transportation.
> If there is no US distributor, you may want to try DANCAN
> International Sales www.dancan.dk <http://www.dancan.dk>
> Or you may want to organize a grass roots movement of independent
> filmmakers that need or want to use B/W film, and try to m! ake a high
> volume import (and have a low temperature storage facility) to try to
> lower costs.
> Feel free to contact me if you (or your lab friends) need any further
> help with ORWO films.
> Jose Llufrio
> Formerly with ICAIC (Cuban Film Institute)
> Presently at Technicolor New York