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#1 Brian Rose

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 06:15 PM

Now that Hurt Locker has won, is this the first time a film shot largely on Super 16mm has won Best Picture?

What do you think this says about the current and future state of the super 16 format?

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#2 Richard Boddington

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 06:23 PM

Really? According to some digital people on here S16 was discontinued five years ago. And 35mm will be phased out completely on June 1st, 2010.

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 06:39 PM

And anything shot on film is being transferred to 4K and burned? :)
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#4 Keith Walters

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 07:16 PM

And anything shot on film is being transferred to 4K and burned? :)

Aww, you guys...
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#5 Michael Lehnert

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 11:51 AM

4K? I thought 2K is already overkill for S16... tse...


Seriously though:

I think one might as well ask if Bigelow's achievement will boost Eterna sales, entice "suits" to engage with small budget projects, be less gender unaware, will make Arri re-think their Alexa strategy and entice JP Beauviala to launch that Aaton Super 8 camera after all...

Don't think so on all accounts, but it will be used as a reference by many (and hopefully substantiated by some) that with luck, determination, an artistic vision and technical skills, you can create whatever you damn well on any format, and bring it successfully through the pipeline.

Last one was Leaving Las Vegas, 1995. At that time, with less forgiving EXR filmstock (how cine-film evolved since then... wow) and the all-35 format monopoly, I think that was a bigger achievement to win, format-wise, I mean. Today, the plethora of available formats and their applications might actually make it easier for S16 et al.
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#6 K Borowski

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 12:08 PM

As an avid shooter of S16, 2K isn't overkill, but 4K definitely is. ANd I shoot with primes and slow stocks 50D 100T 200T. . .

4K isn't overkill for 35mm, but 6K 8K definitely are. Unless you're talking about 35mm scope, 6K is like burning money on the lawn.
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#7 Michael Lehnert

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 12:23 PM

Karl, relax, I agree! It was just a joke ;) B)
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Posted 28 March 2010 - 06:03 AM

whilst we are discussing The Hurt Locker does anyone know what stock they used for the film?
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#9 Robin R Probyn

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Posted 28 March 2010 - 09:13 AM

whilst we are discussing The Hurt Locker does anyone know what stock they used for the film?


Fujicolour ETERNA 500T 8673

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#10 Vincent Sweeney

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 08:51 PM

The Wrestler was also S16; speaking of newer films shot on that format that also won/was nominated for many awards.
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Posted 06 May 2010 - 06:23 AM

yeah, the wrestler and hurt locker both shoot on super16. quite cool.
i hope next years best picture will be 16mm or the year after that.
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Posted 11 May 2010 - 11:43 AM

FYI Wiki has a large list of recent and not so recent films shot in Super-16MM. See link:


http://en.wikipedia....hot_in_Super_16
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#13 Thomas James

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 12:05 PM

The 1960's Gemini space walks were filmed using 16mm as well as the Apollo Moon landings. Looks good on Blu-Ray disc however I wished that they could have carried more film because the frame rate was too low in order to conserve film. NFL films also uses the 16mm format but they shoot all the footage at 120 frames per second so it ends up being sharper than 35mm.
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