35mm Film costs
Posted 23 January 2007 - 08:42 PM
I have been shooting for others most of my short life, but I know very little of resources for independent producing. I am looking to fund my own 5min short film this summer shot on 35 and I cannot find any good idea of stock costs.
I am looking for a general price estimate for 35mm color negative stocks. I havent decided on a specific stock, but I most likely will be leaning to a 500T. I heard of a price calculator somewhere but I havent found the link yet. I have been breaking down my budget and this is holding me back.
Thanks to anything you can offer.
Posted 23 January 2007 - 09:05 PM
You can get great deals on re-cans right here:
In most cases it will be 50% below retail, it will be the exact same stock. Also shoot Fuji and save even more money, want 500T? Fuji's Eterna 8573 is equally as good as Kodak's 5218, and much cheaper. Don't let the Kodak and Fuji reps give you the horror story BS sales spiel against using re-cans.
I've shot well over 200K feet of re-cannned 35mm stock and had zero issues thus far.
Posted 26 January 2007 - 12:02 AM
Edited by Austin Schmidt, 26 January 2007 - 12:05 AM.
Posted 29 January 2007 - 05:36 PM
Once again this forum is a great resource. I hope I have been able to help anyone as much as I have been helped.
Posted 30 January 2007 - 03:16 PM
Send me an e-mail. I know of a guy who is looking to sell some film here in Austin and we might have some leftover film in a couple weeks.
I might also know of some post-folks who could help you here in town.
"jephotographs ----at----- g mail ----dot ---- com"