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#1 Heikki Repo

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Posted 27 March 2015 - 04:50 PM

Have you seen this yet? :)

 

http://alphagrip.co....b-ready-to-roll

http://www.alphagrip...ha-lab-and-mb60


Edited by Heikki Repo, 27 March 2015 - 04:51 PM.

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#2 Robert Houllahan

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Posted 27 March 2015 - 05:49 PM

Mobile film processing, really cool.

 

The Processor came from Technicolor NYC if I am correctly informed.


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#3 Bill DiPietra

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Posted 27 March 2015 - 06:18 PM

Nice!


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#4 Dirk DeJonghe

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Posted 28 March 2015 - 02:15 AM

Good idea for one big production, what will you do if you have two big productions not in the same location? 


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#5 Kenny N Suleimanagich

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Posted 28 March 2015 - 02:17 AM

^ I believe they plan on having multiple available.
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#6 Brian Drysdale

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Posted 28 March 2015 - 04:39 AM

Not spotting this thread I started another. I read that the mobile 35mm film lab staffed by a mix of former Deluxe, Rank and Technicolor people. Currently there is one unit, but I gather there are plans for more.

 

20,000 ft per 8 hr shift sounds like it may be intended to service one major production, at most two..


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#7 Brian Drysdale

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Posted 28 March 2015 - 05:03 AM

If this is operated like the in house TV station processing labs on a rolling basis, productions to could have the rushes into the editing room in a pretty short time.


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#8 John Holland

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Posted 28 March 2015 - 08:42 AM

Went to the launch of this on Thursday at Pinewood Studios very impressive, unprocessed neg in the front 4k scan out at the end.


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Posted 28 March 2015 - 09:33 AM

...has John Tadros left idailies then ?

 

John S :o


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#10 Jeremy Cavanagh

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Posted 29 March 2015 - 10:40 AM

Is there a website and does anyone have an idea of pricing?


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#11 Juha Mattila

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Posted 06 April 2015 - 06:34 PM

This maked me think of great soviet film director Alexander Medvedkins cinema train. He had whole studio in it from cameras to printing lab. They did go aroud country on rails and make films about people. At the end they screened finished for the same folks that they shoot for the movie.

 

An other great filmmaker Chris Marker did make brilliant film about Medvedkin: http://chrismarker.o...y-chris-marker/


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#12 Rudy Velez Jr

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Posted 07 April 2015 - 06:23 PM

  This is like my dream come true! I love it. Juha thanks for that link, I am so intrigued by Medvedkin! 


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#13 Chris Burke

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Posted 11 April 2015 - 08:12 AM

Did Cousteau have something similar? I know Steve Zissou did. In all seriousness, this is great. A mobile lab coupled with an HD tap goes a long way to mitigating some of the set backs of a photo chemical work flow.
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#14 Mark Dunn

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Posted 11 April 2015 - 01:44 PM

The Calypso had a stills darkroom and E6 line, but not a MP processor.


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#15 rob spence

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Posted 21 April 2015 - 09:42 AM

This is a great idea!


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#16 Doug Palmer

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Posted 24 April 2015 - 12:27 PM

I spoke to a retired Deluxe worker who is going to a reunion this weekend, and he thought it was an April Fool's joke  :D

But maybe he'll find out more there.

Yes, great idea to cut out the time disadvantage of chemical film.


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#17 rob spence

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Posted 04 May 2015 - 04:29 AM

More news here.

 

http://www.bscine.co...sing-in-the-uk/


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#18 Doug Palmer

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Posted 09 May 2016 - 03:49 AM

Does anybody know about a new film lab at Pinewood UK ?  I heard that the mobile Alpha Lab has been abandoned  (perhaps because we are a small country ?) but apparently  there are plans to process Kodak 35mm film at Pinewood.  


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#19 Freya Black

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Posted 09 May 2016 - 03:25 PM

Does anybody know about a new film lab at Pinewood UK ?  I heard that the mobile Alpha Lab has been abandoned 

 

If you find out where they abandoned it then please let me know as I'm interested. :)


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#20 Robert Houllahan

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Posted 09 May 2016 - 04:33 PM

I thought Alpha grip was building a second Alpha Lab, and that they had "abandoned" the first one in the USA with a full staff.....

 

My info could be wrong.


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