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Colorlab

Colorlab Motion Picture Film Processing, Printing, Telecine, 2k & 4k Preservation Facility serving the film community since 1972

Operating as usual

03/10/2022

Processing over 1,000ft of Super8 ECN2 today.

03/08/2022

Processing 18,000ft of 16mm prints. All contact photochemical prints done in house.

12/23/2021

Our Film Christmas Tree

Merry Christmas from Colorlab

Waiving all 16mm minimums for the rest of Summer! Get 16mm processing, cleaning, scanning at any deliverable up to 5K an...
07/16/2021

Waiving all 16mm minimums for the rest of Summer! Get 16mm processing, cleaning, scanning at any deliverable up to 5K and upload of 100ft for $64. Sale ends September 22nd.

Black Friday to Cyber Monday ends soon! Go to our website store to lock in the deals.35mm Variety Packs are sold out, bu...
11/30/2020

Black Friday to Cyber Monday ends soon! Go to our website store to lock in the deals.

35mm Variety Packs are sold out, but you can still pre-order the next batch. Hoodies are running low!

Last chance to lock in cheap rates for 2020 AND 2021!

All processing and scanning done in house.

http://colorlab.com/blackfriday-2020.html

🎬Current Super 8 Rates 🎬
11/06/2020

🎬Current Super 8 Rates 🎬

09/25/2020

FRANCHISE, by feat. Young Thug & M.I.A.

We were excited for the opportunity to provide film-outs for select shots! Contact us to learn more about our film-out services.

There is still time to grab the 2020 4K promo packages before they’re gone! 16mm & Super 8 packages will be removed from...
09/05/2020

There is still time to grab the 2020 4K promo packages before they’re gone!

16mm & Super 8 packages will be removed from our store on Labor Day.

http://colorlab.com/promo-2020.html

We're onto our 16mm promotion - $50.00 for 100ft processing, cleaning, and any 4K Scan. Go check out the new Promotions ...
06/12/2020

We're onto our 16mm promotion - $50.00 for 100ft processing, cleaning, and any 4K Scan. Go check out the new Promotions Page on our website to lock in your price for every 100 footer you got.

In case you missed it - we've also kept the Super 8 promotion available and a few more new promotions. Check out the link in the comments.

Last week to get your Super 8 deal locked down. Be sure to get your 16mm ready for what comes next.
06/01/2020

Last week to get your Super 8 deal locked down. Be sure to get your 16mm ready for what comes next.

Colorlab Special: Super 8 Processing with a 4K scan.
05/13/2020

Colorlab Special: Super 8 Processing with a 4K scan.

04/22/2020

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04/03/2020
Drake - Toosie Slide

Shot on Super 16mm, processed and scanned by Colorlab.

Toosie Slide (Official Video) Director: Theo Skudra Producer: Christian Tyler Production Company: Colossale Cinematographer: Theo Skudra Production Coordinat...

09/10/2019

Prep Technician
Key Responsibilities:
• Assess condition of client film to determine best preservation path
• Maintain database of work procedure and film condition
• Conduct the physical preparation, repair, and cleaning of client film to prepare for next phase
• Follow industry conventions and client requirements for proper labeling and identification of film elements
• Coordinate with staff to facilitate transition of jobs through different departments
• Manage and respond to internal requests regarding job status and condition
• Assist with labeling and organization of client film/digital/tape elements for shipping (on a as needed basis)

Successful candidates will possess:
• Strong attention to detail
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Exceptional organizing, multitasking, and prioritization skills
• Effective time management and ability to work well under pressure
• Advanced computer skills using data spreadsheets and internet research
• Ability to learn technique and information quickly
• Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
• Experience handling 16mm and 35mm motion picture film, splicing, perforation repair a plus

Colorlab offers a compensation package that includes:
• Health and dental/vision benefits, health savings plan, paid time off

Colorlab is a well-respected motion picture facility in Rockville, Maryland. We handle original camera negative and archival films. Our clients include Federal, state, and municipal government institutions, universities, museums, production companies, and individuals.

Applicants should e-mail a one-page resume and cover letter to [email protected].

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY SUNDAY, JUNE 15, 2019

This little guy has been trapped in a tape splice for 60 years.
07/17/2019

This little guy has been trapped in a tape splice for 60 years.

06/12/2019

X-Rite 310 With Bluetooth

This can transmit density readings via to an iOS app. The app then emails and stores 21 step wedge density value files for internal process control and for calibration of our recorders.

05/30/2019

Do you have:
* Inbound customer service experience
* Attention to detail
* Great telephone demeanor
* Desire to help people
* Patience (the kind that nurses sick baby animals to health)
* Ability to talk and type at the same time
* Have some production/post production experience

Then, we need you!

If you are interested in film and have the magical gift to keep customers happy, send us your resume because we want you to join our awesome team.

Submissions deadline - FRIDAY, MARCH 22nd

05/21/2019

Happy Timing Tape Tuesday!!

While we have switched our equipment over to a 2D barcode system for printer lights we have maintained the capabilities to read and punch paper tape. This tape is for 183 printer cues / light changes, and should also explain why we switched.

05/14/2019

We're hiring! Apply now.

Thank you Regina for the kind shoutout and good luck on your discussion at . As always, we are honored to work closely w...
04/30/2019
Shoah: Four Sisters: The Hippocratic Oath and Baluty | Carsey-Wolf Center

Thank you Regina for the kind shoutout and good luck on your discussion at . As always, we are honored to work closely with US Holocaust Museum to bring important films like these made from Claude Lanzmann’s .

Shoah: Four Sisters: The Hippocratic Oath and Baluty Sunday, April 28, 2019 / 2:00 PM - 5:45 PM Po***ck Theater Screening Format: DCP (154 Minutes) With Regina Longo (film and media archivist, Brown University) Director: Claude Lanzmann Starring: Paula Biren, Ruth Elias Home  /  Events  /  Shoah...

04/15/2019

Core Making Monday

Creating 9.5mm cores for use films here at the lab.
#9.5mm

03/25/2019

Rolling out the camera 1957 style.

2nd time having clients sending in treats with their jobs...this is a trend we can get behind
03/11/2019

2nd time having clients sending in treats with their jobs...this is a trend we can get behind

Very excited for tonight’s screening of   in glorious  at  cinema. This  shortlisted  documentary was printed utilizing ...
01/08/2019

Very excited for tonight’s screening of in glorious at cinema. This shortlisted documentary was printed utilizing our new onto 2383 color pos print stock. This process makes getting a 35mm print of your film faster and more affordable than ever.
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We are heading out to AMIA in Portland, Oregon this week. Be sure to stop by our booth in the pAVilion to get one of the...
11/26/2018

We are heading out to AMIA in Portland, Oregon this week. Be sure to stop by our booth in the pAVilion to get one of these T-shirts. Supplies are limited!

DPX Metadata Editor Softwarehttps://github.com/ColorlabMD/DPX_Metadata_Editor At  ‘s Caring for Digital Film Collections...
11/15/2018

DPX Metadata Editor Software

https://github.com/ColorlabMD/DPX_Metadata_Editor

At ‘s Caring for Digital Film Collections: A Focus on Scanning + Storage event, DPX files were discussed. It was apparent there was not software available to edit headers. Colorlab has had a utility for doing so and we have now made it an open source utility.

Happy Ammonium Thiosulfate Thursday !
11/08/2018

Happy Ammonium Thiosulfate Thursday !

Just arrived at Colorlab!!A Cinevator Five. This enables affordable color & black and white 35mm composite prints for ex...
10/03/2018

Just arrived at Colorlab!!
A Cinevator Five. This enables affordable color & black and white 35mm composite prints for exhibition and preservation. Pricing and availability to be posted shortly.
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Colorlab is now offering   B&W negative processing. The  Tri X reversal is cross processed as a negative for scanning or...
09/17/2018

Colorlab is now offering B&W negative processing. The Tri X reversal is cross processed as a negative for scanning or printing. Email or call for pricing.

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5708 Arundel Avenue
Rockville, MD
20852

Accessible to Metro Red Line @ Twinbrook

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 5:30pm
Tuesday 9am - 5:30pm
Wednesday 9am - 5:30pm
Thursday 9am - 5:30pm
Friday 9am - 5:30pm

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(301) 770-2128

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Longtime TAMIS followers may remember our 2020 National Film Preservation Foundation grant, which TAMIS received to begin comprehensive preservation of our Walther Barth Film Collection. After a painstaking scanning process by our vendor, Colorlab, the first round of scans is ready for us to share. We'll be posting highlights from these scans throughout the rest of the year, and we thought the best place to start would be a moving image introduction to the collection's creator, Walther Barth.

A German engineer who immigrated to the United States in 1931, Barth was employed by film manufacturers in both his homeland and his new home. His familiarity with the medium is evident by the quality of the film he shot himself. One of the most fascinating aspects of his film collection is how frequently he appears in his own films, even staging conversations with other people which directly acknowledge the camera. The method of starting a stationary camera and casually entering the shot from one side, which you can see at 1:18 in this video, is a favorite of his. Not only is it fascinating to witness Walther's relationship to his own camera, it's also a treat to observe his rapport with the members of his fashionable middle-class cohort, as well as the range of settings and activities he documented.
Happy Friday the 13th! Try to stay out of the weeds and avoid any cursed teddy bears…but if you do happen to stumble upon something eerie, be sure to snap a pic 😉

📸: Pentax K1000 | 35mm Kodak 2273 from Colorlab | developed with ECN-2 through Boutique Film Lab

The Whelm Film 35mm Roadshow kicks off its Theatrical World Premiere on Friday, August 13th, at the Fine Arts Theater Beverly Hills & will include a Q&A with DP Ed Herrera, Director Skyler Lawson & Producer Noelle Hubbell. It will be moderated/hosted by Secret Movie Club founder Craig Hammill. The First 200 patrons will receive a unique 35mm film strip from the movie. Tickets can be purchased on Atom and Fandango.

The masterfully shot & directed feature film was originally shot on 16mm color neg, with 4K scans & dust busting by Metropolis Post, but the roadshow screenings will be presented on a 35mm Kodak Motion Picture Film print facilitated by Colorlab!
Oblivion vanquished through the efforts of our founder, Lily Pilgrim, who cleaned out the loft after Earle’s death in 1976, saving the outtakes from the cutting room floor, before and moving to Hotel Chelsea; Paul Bishow, who took up the outtakes and projected them in 1998 at Studio House at Walbridge; and Colorlab, who digitized the reels; all making it possible for placement at Film-Makers Cooperative and this recognition from Lonely Wolf: London International Film Festival 🐺
We wouldn't be the Association of Moving Image Archivists if we did not deal with film. Shout out to the Pro8mm and Colorlab who donated to our online raffle!
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TWO winners will be drawn for both of the following:
🎞️ Pro8mm Super 8 Film Kit: https://buff.ly/32M99mX
🎞️ Colorlab Film Bundle (includes 200' of 16mm film, processing and 4K scanning): https://buff.ly/32DZ23C
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Get your tickets before sales close on Friday 11/20 at 10am PDT. Live raffle will be the same morning at 11am PDT.
In honor of Galveston Historical Foundations 100th Annual Galveston Island Beach R***e, we're pleased to see Texas Archive of the Moving Image's digital restoration of a film showcasing the 1931 Pageant of Pulchritude.

The film was discovered in 2016 when the Rosenberg Library submitted the home movies of prominent Galveston businessman George Sealy II to TAMI’s Texas Film Round-Up digitization program. Although this film appeared to be black and white, TAMI’s archivists realized upon inspection that it was shot on Kodacolor, an early, rare, color film stock produced by Eastman Kodak.

We look forward to the new date of this year's Galveston Beach R***e (July 31- August 1).

📖 Read more about the project here: http://ow.ly/vJxs50zHkMP
📺 See the film on TAMI's website: https://bit.ly/2LuLsXu
🏖️ Learn more about the 2020 Beach R***e: http://ow.ly/gBqZ50zHl8Q

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A big thanks to TAMI for partnering with us to receive the National Film Preservation Foundation grant to restore the film to its original splendor, and to Colorlab for using your specialized technology to bring the hidden color to light.
In 2016, the Rosenberg Library submitted several films to our Texas Film Round-Up digitization program. One 16mm reel appeared to be black and white, but TAMI archivists realized upon inspection that it was actually shot on Kodacolor—an early, rare, color film stock produced by Eastman Kodak.

Accessing the color hidden on the film, however, requires specialized technology that most films laboratories do not possess. (Thankfully our friends at Colorlab do!) So TAMI and the Rosenberg Library partnered to receive a National Film Preservation Foundation grant to restore the film to its original splendor.

We are thrilled to announce that the restored film—the earliest color footage of Galveston's International Pageant of Pulchritude and one of the oldest extant color films of Texas—is now available to watch on our website: https://bit.ly/2LuLsXu
Last year we premiered a new 16mm print of THE SPIDER AND THE FLY, an indescribable home movie with talking (and singing!) shot on the Northwest Side in 1938, which was preserved with the help of Colorlab and the National Film Preservation Foundation.

For the duration of the quarantine, we're making this one available for all to view on Vimeo:
https://vimeo.com/353859741/d3a0d09292

Get started on your Halloween puppets early!
In our recent story "Real Film Strikes Back," writer .munro.96780 pondered the unexpected (and wildly successful) return of celluloid motion-picture film, in Hollywood and beyond. This week on the blog, he takes us into the little-known underworld of analog film's avant garde in "Film's New Generation of Experimentalists."

Read Blog: https://1l.ink/WWQDC2C

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It's that time of year again -- Home Movie Day, co-presented by CFS and Chicago Film Archives is Saturday, Oct 19 at Chicago History Museum from 1:30 to 5:30pm. Admission is free.

Bring your 8mm, Super 8, and 16mm home movies for inspection, projection, and enjoyment. As an added bonus, we will be debuting the brand-new 16mm preservation print of THE SPIDER AND THE FLY (1938) that we produced at Colorlab with the help of the National Film Preservation Foundation.
We are thrilled to announce that the National Film Preservation Foundation has awarded us a grant to preserve two films: the silent newsreel DOLL MESSENGERS OF FRIENDSHIP (1929) and Fred Camper's avant-garde film BATHROOM (1969).

DOLL MESSENGERS will be preserved from a vintage diacetate 35mm print, which is the only element known to survive. BATHROOM will be preserved from Fred Camper's A & B rolls, the culmination of a project to preserve all of Fred's films over the past five years with his support and guidance. We will be making new internegatives and new exhibition prints of both titles at Colorlab. Coming soon to a projection booth near you!
Forgive me if you've answered this elsewhere - any plans/is it possible to do 16mm film-outs from the cinevator or nah?

Thanks!
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