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Employment History

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Creative Directory Services, 20 May 2008 [cached]
Manuela Hung - General Manager
Filmworkers Club, 20 Oct 2012 [cached]
Manuela Hung General Manager
Manuela Hung General ..., 9 Aug 2010 [cached]
Manuela Hung General Manager
Chad Rohrback Post Production Coordinator
Duke Shin Post Production Coordinator
"There's just not enough work with ..., 21 June 2013 [cached]
"There's just not enough work with film, and that's the main reason why we are closing," said Manuela Hung, the general manager for Filmworkers/Astrolab. "Digital acquisition has become the wave of the future."
The building at 61 W. Erie St., which has been the home of Astrolab since the early 1960s, is still occupied by Hung, vice president Reid Brody and two remaining lab technicians while the company tries to find takers for its film-processing equipment.
ACVL Member Spotlight - Manuela Hung, Filmworkers / Astro Labs - Chicago IL, 1 July 2004 [cached]
ACVL Member Spotlight - Manuela Hung, Filmworkers / Astro Labs
Manuela Hung, Filmworkers / Astro Labs
"By accident, that's how I got into this business," says Manuela Hung, with a wide smile. The personable General Manager of Filmworkers/Astro Lab in Chicago and Sanitary Lab in Dallas, never saw herself as a technical person until she started working in film labs.
Early on, Manuela had a studio and tried to make it as a photographer while she worked at a still photography lab. "I shot everything to make money," she says, "including weddings on the weekends! A guy she knew went to work for Allied Films, and eventually offered her a job.
"Allied had just completed all this renovation, so he asked me, 'how would you like to work at a brand new motion picture lab?'" Manuela says she didn't know anything about motion pictures, but she interviewed anyway. They offered her the job for more than she was making, but there was a hitch. They wanted a five year commitment. She couldn't do that, but she promised them one year.
Manuela's career in film has spanned a variety of lab departments and labs on the Chicago scene, including Gamma Photo Labs, Allied Films, Sanitary Lab and Filmworkers/Astro Lab. The commonality that colors all of her experiences is her laser focus on quality. She is passionate about solving quality issues and improving quality at the lab.
When Allied lost its chemist, Manuela didn't want to know anything about chemistry, but the lab needed someone to do analysis. She started looking at the instruction manuals and finally called the senior quality controller at the main lab in Detroit for help. "I found it was kind of like cooking," she explains. With guidance, she got involved in analysis and eventually became the senior quality controller.
In the early 80s she moved to the video department at Allied and turned her attention to online editing. That lasted for over a decade.
Manuela says he was like a kid in the candy store when he showed her the processor in his basement that someone in New York had built for him. "The guy took him to the cleaners," she remembers. "It was a mess. I said oh my god, have you ever been to a lab? He said no, but I want to do it right. He convinced Manuela to join Filmworkers and set up Sanitary Lab.
Manuela found equipment at Columbia College and did a crash training course. "It was a very tough job and I thought I was going to die. But, by the time it started, we had it all put together and it was very satisfying."
For Manuela, membership in the ACVL is essential. "In Chicago, we are very isolated because we're the only lab. The economy has changed and it's a relatively small market, so ACVL gives me the opportunity to meet with other people in the industry and discuss technical issues. " She says the ACVL is doing a great job, particularly with looking ahead, preserving film and providing information about developing ideas.
"I love film. I love every kind of film," says Manuela with a sparkle in her eye. So she must, as her original one year commitment is still going strong!
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