I've been a longtime lurker and admirer of this site, but have yet to post. A little bit about myself, I am Writer/Director and I just completed my second short film, which I am hoping to get picked up into a feature at festivals this upcoming year. I also believe that many of you know my good friend, co-collaborator, and all around lovable SOB/DoP, Adrian Sierkowski.
Now, before I ask the question, it is probably best if I give you all the background on the workflow of the film thus far:
Shooting info: On 35mm, Kodak 5219. We shot 3 PERF at speeds of mostly 24fps, but also shot some stuff at higher speeds of 60fps and 120fps. 1.85:1
Processing and Telecine: We are doing everything in NYC. For the telecine we did a Pro Res 444, FLAT Pass (To save some money), and got a Flex file to scan back to the cam originals later on.
Currently, we finished the edit and have started submitting to festivals via a Secured Online Screener through Withoutabox.
The plan from here has always been to try and raise finishing funds and get a packaged deal to do the DI (2K), color correct, and out a print (With a back up plan of going to tape if we can't get enough $$$ for the print).
Now, this is where I have put my head (well) up my you know what, because I know exactly how much I can negotiate to do the scan and CC, but I have no idea how much it costs to do make a print and am having a hard time finding a reliable answer to how much it might cost to even start negotiating with the lab. It's something I have always wanted to do, but have never been in the position to possibly do financially until just now.
So without further ado, how much would it cost to make a film print out of a 8:32 short film (With the high speed stuff in there we are probably looking at 16 minutes = how many feet if it would 3 PERF?)?
Thank you to anyone that may be able to shed some light on this in advance and I do know there are other factors that go into the cost (Buying the print stock, making time for titles and the sound), but I'm just looking to get my head around it a little more so that I can go back to the lab and not sound like a complete fool
Adam R. Scheiner
Edited by Adam Scheiner, 19 October 2012 - 11:34 PM.