Buying Film Stock & Lab services

Buying film stock:

At the York Bookstore, York Lanes, Service Counter (Clothing/Art section) you can purchase 100ft rolls on daylight spools of Kodak Tri-X 7266, 160T/200D REVERSAL film stock. The cost is (currently) $33.50/roll + tax. They also have Double-X 7222 200T/250D NEGATIVE. To place larger orders ahead of time, or report any problems, contact Frank Ennis x 40747

Kodak website:

Call 1-800-621-3456 Customer Service to reach Kodak directly, and quote your York student number to receive a 30% student discount off invoices, if buying film directly from them. Rhonda Lockwood is the Kodak Account Manager for Canada. They can ship orders, but they will be coming from Rochester, New York (+$25 for shipping, next day delivery) but all orders need to be purchased via credit card.

L.I.F.T. Liaison of Independent Filmmakers – 1137 Dupont (at Gladstone), Toronto, M6H 2A3  416-588-6444 x 224 (tech store). Off-campus you can buy film stock for $41.00 per roll of 7266, $43 for 7222, and cheaper still, if you become a member. They also have an ORWO B+W 100D/80T film stock (UN54) and a 400D/250T ORWO B+W stock (N74 Plus) both $30 a roll and two Kodak High-Contrast Orthochromatic B+W stocks 3378 ISO12 REVERSAL & 3374 ISO 25 NEGATIVE for only $14 a roll:

Lab services:

Be sure to label your film rolls with your name, telephone, YorkU & other relevant info: “Process Normal” and with Hi-Con specify if shot as NEG or REV. Some labs have after-hours drop boxes, although they may be inside buildings with inconsistent hours for front door access.

Processing at Niagara Custom Lab:

182A St. Helens’ Ave, Toronto, M6H 4A1 (South of Bloor, just west of Lansdowne) Derek or Sebastjan.

416-504-3927 They charge students $29.38 (including tax) for processing a100 ft roll (but the calculation is based on a cost/foot. They can take as long as one week to get your processed footage ready for pick up, so time your drop-off accordingly for quick turnaround (in time for next week’s class)

Processing at Ryerson University’s School of Image Arts Black + White Lab: Suzanne Naughton, IMA 327, 122 Bond Street, Ryerson, 416-979-5000 x6869 $26 per roll, NEG only. Drop off by 8:30 M,W pick up 6 pm next day.

Transfer to digital:

Exclusive, 115 Walnut Ave, Toronto M5V 2S1 (west of King and Bathurst) 416-598-2700, Minimum charge of $50 (+tax) but $8.00 per minute of transfer time; 100 ft costs $20 for an SD copy, but they offer rush orders. Bring storage drive.

BIT WORKS, Inc. John Gledhill, 74 Chumleigh Cres, Thornhill, L3T 4G8 (near Steeles and Don Mills) 905 881 2733 $15 for 100ft SD, very careful and high quality individual frame scan transfers.

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