Posted 12 March 2007 - 07:11 PM
I was wondering what "tricks" other independent productions have used to wrangle free stock out of Kodak and/or Fujifilm? I know sometimes they provide film equipment to "promising" productions, or large-order productions, but has anybody ever done a multi-picture deal with them?
Any ideas or suggestions would be helpful.
J. Soren Viuf
Posted 13 March 2007 - 10:55 AM
Getting a real reduced rate from Fuji is possible on a large order though, Kodak not so much, in my experience.
If you want free film for a short, that's easy. Call up all the reps and ask for 1-2 rolls of "test film". Have every office you can find send you 1-2 rolls and you'll have enough to shoot a short for free. Mix Kodak and Fuji to double your odds.
Asking them for 75K feet for free....not gonna happen. Unless it's a fluke and/or you know some one.
Posted 13 March 2007 - 11:10 AM
Posted 13 March 2007 - 12:55 PM
Posted 13 March 2007 - 01:40 PM
What do you say to them when you call?
Call Kodak, I usually shoot with Fuji (or HD) I would like a test roll of the following films:-
Call Fuji, I have never shot with the new Eterna stocks........
A few months later, have you got any short dated stock, damaged cans etc....
Posted 14 March 2007 - 12:21 AM
Posted 14 March 2007 - 10:41 AM
Try the environment or a dogs shelter, that will get them every time. Tell them you have no money and could they donate film for the "cause." If the rep is a woman say it's a shelter for cats, women are suckers for helping cats. If the rep is a man say your PSA is to help strippers get breast enlargements and watch the free film roll in.
I leave it to each individual to decide the ethical merits of such a ploy
[On a side note, this method is a good example of how so called charities have done a good job at guilting us into opening our wallets for them.]
Ok in all seriousness, if you really are shooting a PSA, tell Kodak or Fuji that and they usually help.
PS: Failing all of the above, e-mail John P Pytlak at Kodak 10 times a day bugging him for free film.