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#1 Ry Kawanaka

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Posted 24 January 2006 - 08:46 PM

Hi,

I am doing tests for my film which I will shoot on March.
I am testing Ektachrome 100D 7285 for cross processing and cross processing with one stop push. And Vision2 200T 7217 for two stop push process. If the budget allows, I'd like to test bleach-bypass with Vision2 500T 7218. All the test will be ratio test (2:1 to 16:1) with one stop of over and under exposure. The idea is to get the latitude and contrast of those stocks when you do these kinds of processing. I'll be shooting Super16 with Arriflex SR2 with zeiss zoom lens.

Does anyone know good lab for those processing? Anyone had good result for these processing? Anyone has any sort of lighting tips for these kinds of processing?

I was watching Three Kings the other day. In the special feature, I saw footage before cross process or bleach-bypass was done and it looked like it had some kind of lo-con filter on the lens, and I supposed it was for the extreme contrast you get with these types of processing. So maybe I'll test lo-con filter as well.

I have another question.

I'll be shooting my film all interior and if I choose to go for cross process, I'll have to shoot interior with 100D stock. Does anyone have experience with that? Any ideas or suggestions are very much appriciated.

Thank you all very much in advance!!

Ry Kawanaka
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#2 John Hall

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Posted 25 January 2006 - 01:40 PM

Try Niagara Custom Labs in Toronto, Canada.

http://www.niagaracu....com/prices.htm

They are geared more towards students and artistic filmmakers so they're usually willing to be 'creative' with processing.
That being said, I'm pretty sure they don't process reversal film, but they MAY be able to do cross processing as negative (I don't know wat is involved with cross processing).
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#3 Ry Kawanaka

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Posted 26 January 2006 - 06:15 PM

Thank you for your suggestion!

I'll try to contact with them. Besides that, I am contacting with Colorlab and Duart in NYC right now.
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#4 Charles MacDonald

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Posted 26 January 2006 - 10:12 PM

Try Niagara Custom Labs in Toronto, Canada.

http://www.niagaracu....com/prices.htm

They are geared more towards students and artistic filmmakers so they're usually willing to be 'creative' with processing.


The lab that seems to be into reversal in Toronto is Exclusive Film:

http://www.exclusivefilm.net/

And for Reversal and Neg/pos black and white there is BWFF:

http://blackandwhitefilmfactory.com/

There are some overlaps between them, and some of them also have "funny services" like Video to film
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