short film - processing/telecine?
Posted 06 November 2009 - 02:29 PM
I'm trying to come up with a budget for a short I will be shooting in the Spring. I will be using 3600 ft of film. Calling the labs is sort of giving me a headache. Each lab has differences in their total process. I'm not looking to go broke in this process, so yes, it's the cost to performance issue. And I will probably go standard definition, since I can't afford HD.
One lab offers cheaper processing, but has more phases to the tranfer, which results in more money in the end. This particular lab offers transfer to DV CAM. I would then have them tranfer the tape to a harddrive. Two extra costs in this final output are: the DV CAM tapes themselves and the tranfer to hard drive.
The other lab offers slightly more expensive processing, but is able to transfer directly to hardrive, reducing a step to the final, which overall, is less expensive.
However, the first lab has a better reputation.
Any thoughts on this issue?
Posted 06 November 2009 - 02:35 PM
Posted 07 November 2009 - 11:05 AM
We would be happy to talk with you, discuss budget, determine the best way to do the project and meet your budget. I would think most labs would be open to the discussion. Good luck.
Posted 10 November 2009 - 10:12 PM