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#1 Alain LeTourneau

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Posted 31 March 2006 - 06:32 PM

Forde Labs has merged with Alpha Cine....

Now both at Lenora St address.


http://www.forde.com for more details.


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#2 Alain LeTourneau

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Posted 31 March 2006 - 10:40 PM

Forde Labs has merged with Alpha Cine....

Now both at Lenora St address.
http://www.forde.com for more details.
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I mean... http://www.fordelabs.com

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#3 Grainy

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Posted 05 April 2006 - 03:44 PM

Wow! This seems weird, but I guess it's kind of a great idea...
I switched to Forde during a shoot after disagreements with Alpha, who had a rep *at the time* of treating 16mm projects haphazardly. This was a few administrations ago for Alpha.

But they've always had a size advantage and a rate advantage over Forde, so now hopefully this'll come out good on both rate and service ends for filmmakers.
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#4 Preston Herrick

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Posted 05 April 2006 - 05:12 PM

I've always used Forde -- Nice personalized service. I know a couple of people at Alpha too so I'm sure everything will be fine. For some reason though, Bruno doesn't like to return emails.
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Posted 05 April 2006 - 11:31 PM

I just used Forde for processing and prep for Alpha Cine to telecine my footage for editing for HFD!. It was reversal so AC couldnt process it anyway. Considering their close proximity and the fact that there are several rooms that are fairly unused upstairs at AC, this makes total sense to me. I was happy with both and did a supervised session at AC, which was great. I hope to do more business with them but Im not sure if I will shoot reversal any time soon.
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#6 John Pytlak RIP

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Posted 06 April 2006 - 02:57 PM

Both good labs. I think the Pacific Northwest will be well served. B)
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Posted 06 April 2006 - 04:47 PM

My hope is since they only have a Rank Cintel for transfers that they save some scones and get a spirit with Hdd 4:2:2 or 4:4:4 transfer.
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Posted 07 April 2006 - 10:39 AM

Historically AlphaCine has not supported Super 8 and FordeLabs is known as one of the best super 8 labs in the US. Partially because their ultra-sonic cleaning process produces spotless images. (important when one spot can consume an entire frame) So if ALpha and Forde are merging does this mean Alpha is finally going to suport super 8 telecine?.... I'll ask and report back for anyone interested.

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EDIT: just phoned Forde - got pipped though to Alpha. Alpha will support the processing of Super 8 since the Forde staff and equipment are now at the Alpha location. "no current plans to support super 8 telecine"

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Edited by steve hyde, 07 April 2006 - 10:47 AM.

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#9 Trevor Greenfield

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Posted 07 April 2006 - 06:36 PM

My last film was spotless. No spots, no hairs, nada. Super clean.
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