Thanks for the link! A really nice documentation. And it clearly demonstrates how difficult, sophisticated and "rocket-science like" film production is. Especially if you want excellent quality!
Also highly recommended is R. Shanebrooks book "Making Kodak Film", in which this complexity is described in every tiny detail. Excellent read.
Originally Posted by Larry Cloetta
I really enjoyed it as well. One of the thoughts which kept occurring to me while I was watching it, was how difficult it was/is going to be for Film Ferrania to ever “get there.” Although I am solidly behind their efforts, duplicating a legitimate, profitable industrial operation like Ilford or Fuji has, seems almost impossible after watching this.
Film, made to a scale which is sustainable: not so easy.
We will see if they succeed. Let's wish them the best.
But what finally should be extremely clear now for all is that this claim by one-man-shows, influencers and small distribution companies like Astrum/Svema, JCH, catlabs, Maco, Kosmo.....etc., that they are "making film" is nonsense. They are only repacking material made by others. And often it is expired, or film with low quality and QC issues, or it is extremely overpriced and so on.
With Ilford, Kodak, Fujifilm, Adox, Foma you know what you get: Fresh film from real film manufacturers. You are on the safe side, and support real production.