no.w.here's film facilities are not available (outside of commercial labs) anywhere else in the UK. This, in itself, creates innovation as illustrated by the long history of artists films made during the film co-op years of the late 60s and 70s. no.w.here also allows artists and filmmakers to experiment with production and chemical processes (not allowed in the commercial labs). We have a new quality telecine for artists who wish to shoot on film and then edit digitally. Innovation in our existing equipment (optical printer) also enables artists to perform functions beyond the facilities original use. Film artists now have new possibilities that have never existed with which to take their work in new directions. In conjunction with these facilities we have developed a series of workshops whereby experienced artists impart their knowledge and share their ideas and skills about the film form. This dialogue between ideas, access, facilities and the creation of new work in turn leads to new ways of using the equipment.
Film Equipment, Loop machines and Processing
Membership provides you with access to the film laboratory facilities at no.w.here, and additionally entitles you to subsidised film stock purchases, film processing at members rates, and discounted 16mm film transfers. Using the lab includes the free use of the steenbeck editing tables, the rostrum camera, and contact and optical printers (providing you have already undertaken a no.w.here workshop in their use and have demonstrated competence in operation). Membership is £120 per calendar year. To become a member email sally.golding|at|no-w-here.org.uk or call 0207 729 4494.
You do not need to be a member to use no.w.here, most equipment can be hired out for 30 a day assuming you have done a course on that piece of equipment. Alternatively you can hire a no.w.here staff member to work the machines for you [with you] at £250 per day. In this case they will advise you on what can be achieved within this time. Please call James on 0207 729 4494 to discuss your requirements.
Black and white film processing by machine
16mm black and white processing rates
Black and white negative development only per 100ft: £12 members / £22 non members.
Black and white negative development and one light print onto Kodak 7302 (fine grain release print stock) or AGFA ST8 (for higher contrast)* per 100ft: £37 members / £57 non – members.
Black and white negative development and one light telecine to a hard drive per 100ft: £33 members / £55 non – members. (Please note you must provide a clearly labelled hard drive and clearly labelled cable formatted for a mac).
One light print onto AGFA ST8 or 7302 per 100ft from an existing negative: £25 members / £35 non – members.
Push / pull processing for negatives is subject to a £25 charge, then costs £25 per 100ft members / £35 per 100ft non-members (any stock type or number of stops pushing or pulling).
Internegative work (making negatives from prints) is subject to a £25 charge, then costs £25 members / £35 non – members per 100ft, the standard processing rate.
Clear or black leader £24 members / £32 non-members.
*Kodak 7302 is a fine grain print stock with more mid – tone information whilst AGFA ST8 provides more contrast, you are asked to indicate which stock you would like on the booking form used when dropping work in. The minimum amount for processing is 100ft and all jobs are costed at this length regardless of actual duration.
We are pleased to announce that I-Dailies, the UK's premier independent colour film lab can offer a preferential rate for assisted or unassisted Spirit HD telecine of black and white negatives or prints processed at no.w.here. For more information and rates please contact Nigel Horn at I-Dailies at 0208 993 9794.
Within the UK:
Films and hard drives are sent as special delivery including the following:
- Tracked (and films must be signed for on the receiving end)
- Guaranteed delivery by 1pm next day
- Insured for up to £500
Currently we ask that you please contact us for the rate.
no.w.here sells black & white 16mm film stock.
Double X 200 ASA is for sale in 100ft loads:
£17 to members
£19 to non members
7222 is designed for general production use outdoors and in the studio, in dim light, and anywhere you need greater depth of field without increased illumination. This high-speed camera negative film has excellent image-structure characteristics.
Orwo UN74 stock is also available in the UK, this black and white negative film has an ASA of 400. This makes it especially suitable for use under low light illumination and difficult light conditions. Please contact Tom Samuals for prices on 01923 351199.
If you have enough light you can shoot onto printstock which has an ASA of approximately 6.
We sell printstock in 100ft loads: £12 for ST8, or 7302.
Clear or black leader £24 members / £32 non-members.
Off site Equipment Hire
no.w.here has Bolex cameras for hire at 30 pounds a day with standard lenses. You will need to have completed a no.w.here bolex course to access our cameras or if you are already skilled with a bolex you will need to leave a refundable deposit (cheque) of £400 in case of any damages or losses incurred. All our cameras are checked before leaving no.w.here.
16mm tape splicers are available for offsite hire at 15 pounds per day