The Film Pharmacist
Alongside of running interviews with artist, I’ve started a new project on Constellation Cafe called “The Film Pharmacist”. This project hopes to catalog all available / discontinued films in 120 & 135 formats. The idea is simply to educate ourselves with what is what and should be used when.
So I would be using a standard format. I am keeping it simple so as to let everyone understand it without getting into all the technical details. Below is a explanation of the format :
Catalog Number : The serial number allotted to film, just to make it easier for you to maybe remember if you wanted to come back.
Film Name : Name duh!
Format : 120 / 135 / Instant : Ahem
Speed (ISO) : MmmColor / Slide / BW : Now I don’t think I need to explain zis
Processing (C41 / E6 / BW) : For all those who don’t know what this is, well its what chemical you’d need to develop the film
Color Exaggeration (R/G/B) : Does the film highlight any color tone? Well if it does then its marked here.
Availability (In Production / Back Stock / Discontinued) : So that you don’t just walk out to buy Kodak Kodachrome
Contrast : Mmm (do I need explain?)
Uniformity (High, Mid, Low) : Basically explains if the whole roll of film acts in the same way, also will it act the same way if you have more than one roll. Example : Cheap film has a habit of acting up, so it would have LOW uniformity.
Personal Comments : Just the comments by the artist who’s reviewed the film.
If you’d like to review a film yourself (which is not yet reviewed of course) then simply write to me.
Film Review Archive :