This was shot on 8mm Kodachrome on a mad dash from Chicago to LA and then back to Parsons, KS right before the end of Kodachrome processing. I was shooting slides along the way as well to fill holes in my summer work. I needed the Blue Spruce sign, for instance.
The film stock was from different sources and was anywhere from about 6 years old to 10-15 years old. Had it all been frozen, it would have worked as new. But I think much of this film was not necessarily stored in ideal conditions.
Film was shot with a Bolex P1 and a Bolex D8L. Both cameras were in need of service as it turns out. They both produce much more stable images now that they have been CLA'd (Cleaned, Lubricated and Adjusted).
The final shot in the film was made 12/28/10. I then drove straight through to Baxter Springs, KS, arriving late 12/29/10. On the 30th, the last day of Kodachrome processing, I visited Dwayne's and discovered that I wasn't the only one who had made the pilgrimage. I'm the guy with the big Kodachrome box in this clip youtube.com/watch?v=5tx1Z65jVb0
The film looks less dark in Final Cut Pro. I'll have to work on that problem a bit.