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Posted 10 April 2006 - 02:20 PM

Does anyone know the address or website's for South Asian or South East Asian companys that sell film stock, I.E do you know were I can get 35 mm film that indian or chinese film makers use from those place's/countrys.

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Posted 10 April 2006 - 02:26 PM

Does anyone know the address or website's for South Asian or South East Asian companys that sell film stock, I.E do you know were I can get 35 mm film that indian or chinese film makers use from those place's/countrys.

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Kodak has sales offices throughout the world, and often native-language websites:

http://www.kodak.com...d=0.1.4.5&lc=en

http://www.kodak.com.....equestid=8510

For example, here is India:

http://wwwin.kodak.c...ion/index.jhtml

http://wwwin.kodak.c...ort/index.jhtml

And China:

http://wwwcn.kodak.c...umer_home.jhtml
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Posted 11 April 2006 - 06:55 PM

There isn't anyone really except Kodak and Fuji that does filmstock for MP use. Lucky, the chinese manufacturer of films, offer a 35mm film intended for still film cutdown in bulk of 2000ft, I think. But that means the film has to be processed in C-41 and the perfs are of the square variety - all wrong for MP use. No rem-jet backing, either. It is however a quarter of the price, so if you've got your own C-41 lab and a camera that isn't fussy about the shape of the perfs (like the Konvas or the Arri 2C), then you're in business. Even a 435/ArriCam can chew it, they just get noisy as hell (I know, because I've run print film through a 435 in a test).
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#4 Jaan Shenberger

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Posted 11 April 2006 - 09:33 PM

dunno if this helps at all, but...
as recently as two years ago there was a czech company that makes cine film. can't remember the name though. dunno what the quality is like relative to kodak or fuji, but a lot of the film students in prague used it at the time because it was less expensive.
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#5 Alex Fuchs

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Posted 12 April 2006 - 01:45 PM

Hi Jaan, the stock you mean is called FOMAPAN R, it comes from Czech Republik but is only an b/w reversal stock. Check out this site http://www.andecfilm.de. Maybe the manufacturer has an homepage too?!

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Posted 12 April 2006 - 04:04 PM

Hi Jaan, the stock you mean is called FOMAPAN R, it comes from Czech Republik but is only an b/w reversal stock. Check out this site http://www.andecfilm.de. Maybe the manufacturer has an homepage too?!

Best Regards, Alex


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There is also another eastern bloc company called Orwo who also make motion picture film.

Apparently Agfa are still selling their ST8 sound print stock, which some people use as a camera stock for weird effects, at least in 16mm.

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Posted 12 April 2006 - 04:21 PM

ORWO is an old East German Brand. They produce only b/w film. It's good and cheap.

check out this link: www.filmotec.de

This is the homepage from the manufacturer. There is a english version of this site.
cheers, alex
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Posted 12 April 2006 - 05:50 PM

Agfa are still selling their ST8 sound print stock

ST8 is sound negative stock. Nevertheless it has extremely high contrast (about six times as contrasty as negative), so you get black, white, and not much inbetween. It's also a polyester base.

Before you snap up batches of obscure stock, make sure you can find a lab to process it. In the case of the b/w neg stocks mentioned so far, that's not a problem, but if they aren't familiar with it they might need to test a short length first (every b/w neg stock requires different development time, whereas colour neg is universal and standard). There are still some colour reversal stocks around that might be hard to find a motion picture processor for.

Seems like an obvious tip, but I've met several very frustrated filmmakers who shot first then found they couldn't get the film processed.
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