NOTE: This project was retired in February 2015. It will be replaced with the Film Labs Wiki project in the near future.
The formulary database for motion picture film began in 2011 simply as a way of making it easier to order chemistry. Since then, it’s evolved into a much more expanded resource, covering all topics involved with motion picture lab work, including:
- Theory & practice of photo-chemistry (both historically and within the 21st century)
- Safety, handling and acquisition of photo-chemistry.
- Photo-chemical formulas for motion picture film.
- Photo-chemical processes for motion picture film.
The goal of this project is to create a resource that will consolidate as much information as possible on motion picture photo-chemistry and processing and to present it in an easy to use, aesthetically pleasing format.
- An administrative interface that allows for quick and easy data entry.
- A user interface that allows for rapid, precise and comprehensive access to all information within the database.
- Resources for educators including slideshows and demonstrations.
- Maximized compatibility for web-browsers, mobile devices, and printers.
- Multiple language support.
- Free access and ownership.
The current version of the formulary database exist as a google document and features various photo-chemical formulas, resources and partial information on processes and formulary. For those who wish to acquire an alpha version of the Formulary Database, you will first need to acquire an active gmail account (link). Afterwards, send us an email via your gmail account with reference to the desired version and we will provide you with a copy as swiftly as possible.
Alpha 1.0, Alpha 1.1
First editions prior to revisions to the formatting, presentation and text.
New formatting and presentation in addition to more formulary.
All alpha versions of The Formulary Database were created and distributed using the Google Documents platform. For those who wish to acquire an alpha version of the Formulary Database, you will first need to acquire an active gmail account (link). Afterwards, send us an email via your gmail account with reference to the desired version and we will provide you with a copy as soon as possible.
A new version of the Formulary Database is currently under construction and will feature new information, a new interface and a new databasing system. Additionally, it will be capable of being embedded on a website, as well as downloaded or printed. An early sample page for the Beta version as an .swf file can be located here.
Release Date: 1Q, 2013