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#1 David Leugers

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Posted 05 November 2006 - 08:53 PM

As someone outside the profession, I would like to know what types of work are presently
being done on 16mm. Anyone using 16mm in the industrial film arena? etc.
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#2 Keneu Luca

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Posted 05 November 2006 - 09:44 PM

Yes.

16mm film is in heavy demand and use these days.
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#3 Deepak Bajracharya

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Posted 06 November 2006 - 01:32 AM

In Nepal, the mainstream feature films are being shot on regular 16mm.

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Posted 06 November 2006 - 01:47 AM

I shoot lots of shorts in Film school with an Eclair NPR and also my personal Arri S. I shoot music Videos and short films. I'd like to use 16mm for more extreme sports, as surfing and snowboarding, but it's hard to find people to finance such a venture.
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Posted 06 November 2006 - 05:01 AM

David, if you go to see Babel, most of the scenes set in Morocco are shot on 16mm.

Here in Italy most of the tv series are shot on 16mm: I've worked for ten months on one of the most popular series here and we only used 16mm (Vision2 7217, 7201, 7218).
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Posted 06 November 2006 - 08:21 AM

Anyone using 16mm in the industrial film arena? etc.

Is in english the term "industrial film" used like the german "Industriefilm"? which could be called "corporate-film", I think this stuff is mostly done on video or HD these days, it's a pity, being a foundfootage-addict I love these 50'ies and 60'ies industrial-films that where mostly shot on 16mm back then...

In europe most TV-Films are shot in S16mm, till the second half of the 90'ies most german TV-series (even soaps and sitcoms) where 16mm, then soaps became more and more video, series continued on film, but with 16/9 most of them went S16mm I guess, now they're more and more done in Video or HD, and in my opinion not very well shot, in a very videoish way...

lot of filmschoolstuff, short-movies and music-videos are shot in 16mm or S16mm. Surf- skate- and snowboardmmovies are often a mix of DV, Super8 and 16mm, where film gives the option for Slow-motion...

I love to shoot my holiday-films in 16mm :D :D :D
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#7 David Leugers

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Posted 07 November 2006 - 11:02 PM

In Nepal, the mainstream feature films are being shot on regular 16mm.


Deepak, are the films then shown in the 4:3 aspect ratio of regular 16mm or are
the images cropped for more of a wide screen presentation? Very interesting that
features are being shot on regular 16mm.



I love to shoot my holiday-films in 16mm biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif


Me too! I like to use one of my B+H Filmo 70DR cameras with some fast film stock
to be free to roam and shoot. Lots of fun!
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#8 Brad Grimmett

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Posted 08 November 2006 - 03:40 AM

In the U.S. features, TV, commercials, and music videos are all shot on 16mm from time to time. I did a feature this year on S16 and one last year, as well as multiple music videos in the same time frame. Sometimes 16mm is utilized for the look and sometimes budget is the main factor. S16 looks so good now when it's not being printed (and even when it is!) that it makes a lot of sense in a lot of situations. I love shooting S16.
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Posted 08 November 2006 - 07:13 AM

In the Uk there is alot of 16mm work. I remember going to a film lab and seeing BBC programme canisters, music videos and commercials. Also there is an art based contingent, who use film as well as their principle medium,
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#10 Deepak Bajracharya

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Posted 08 November 2006 - 11:18 AM

[quote name='David Leugers' date='Nov 7 2006, 08:02 PM' post='136991']
Deepak, are the films then shown in the 4:3 aspect ratio of regular 16mm or are
the images cropped for more of a wide screen presentation? Very interesting that
features are being shot on regular 16mm.

Ofcourse to shoot on regular 16mm is because of the limited budget, few features were shot on super 16 as well.
Regular 16mm films are composed for 4:3 blownup to 35mm projected in the same aspect ratio in many of the old cinema theatres. In few of the theatres it is shown on 1.85:1.

The weird concept of showing the 4:3 composed movie anywhere from 2:1 to 2.3:1 ratio by some movie theatres also in practise. Some of the very socalled clever projectionists from India came and installed the relatively short focal length lens to cover the width of cinemascope screen and made the apertureplate accordingly to crop top and bottom to fit that screen which demanded the much more enlargement of the picture hence resulted in very poor image quality. May be the newthing for the rest of the world.
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#11 Deepak Bajracharya

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Posted 09 November 2006 - 12:16 AM

And ofcourse not only the poor image quality but also lots of compromises on the original composition, lets assume what will happen to the BCU of face composed for 4:3 shown with such magnification. Really unprofessional screening.

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