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#1 Joe Taylor

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 05:57 PM

In the early 2000's I was the biggest film snob almost to the point of being obnoxious. I bought an Arri 2C and set out to make my 35mm epic: Dead Lonesome

Dead Lonesome

My dream was to shoot this film and have film prints struck from the original negs ala 'roadshow releases.' That dream never happened and I will be damned if it ever does.

Now I have a new dream. To find a good hearted lab who will allow me a generous rate to have my 35mm epic scanned at 2K and if their hearts are really in the right place 4K.

Does anybody know where I might find this lab?
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#2 Marcus Joseph

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 09:22 PM

You shoot some really good timelapses, would love to see how it looks scanned high res.
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#3 Matt Stevens

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 10:13 AM

Outstanding. Truly. Epic. I love it! Wow. I'd absolutely love to have this at 1080p on Blu-Ray just to show off.

Try www.scanyourfilm.com
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#4 Kevith Mitchell

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 11:29 AM

Try Colorlab or Postworks in NYC. The main thing you do is negotiate a price you can afford. They all want your business so use that as your bargaining chip.
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#5 Joe Taylor

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 01:40 AM

To Marcus and Matt, thank you. I appreciate your kind words. And also a thank you to Kevith. I have not yet looked into Postworks and will certainly look them up.
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#6 Kevith Mitchell

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 09:06 AM

No problem. I'm in the same position as you except I have a 16mm feature that needs scanning. Talk about making deals. LOL. My plan is to go to with a traditional negative cutter for the conform so I least come out with conformed negative. Then get that negative scanned. I'm still researching this to if I actually save $$.
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Posted 24 January 2012 - 06:16 PM

I'm so fed up with the technological arms race going right now with cameras, as well as the crappy 5D aesthetic, and just ever so want to shoot my next doc in 16mm black and white as a big fat eff you to tech obsessed who are ruining the cinema craft.

But as I start adding up the costs of stock, process and telecine...suddenly the 5D looks appealing.

Son of a bitch.
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#8 Vincent Sweeney

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 09:34 PM

My most recent budgeting for a feature showed, at the time, that Alphacine had the best deal. Postworks does make deals but they are involved in a lot of medium/higher budget stuff. I dont know what Cinelabs is up to with HD these days but try calling them too. Would love to see your work on BluRay or HD streaming Joe!


Brian, the 5D has never been appealing to anyone who was being really honest with themselves, and I bet you would regret using it (or any slr). There are so many better options.
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#9 Ravi Kiran

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 01:53 PM

I'm so fed up with the technological arms race going right now with cameras, as well as the crappy 5D aesthetic, and just ever so want to shoot my next doc in 16mm black and white as a big fat eff you to tech obsessed who are ruining the cinema craft.

But as I start adding up the costs of stock, process and telecine...suddenly the 5D looks appealing.

Son of a bitch.



There are more options in between 16mm and a 5D. The Sony F3 is a good option. If you're looking for deeper depth of field, the EX3 is also good.

Edited by Ravi Kiran, 28 January 2012 - 01:53 PM.

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#10 Rex Orwell

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 07:23 AM

Lonely Moan is excellent. I'm pleased you upped it to Creative Cow because Vimeo is quite unreliable I find and in this instance wouldn't play anything from you. Would you mind if I asked what music you're using over it?

Edited by Rex Orwell, 31 January 2012 - 07:23 AM.

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#11 Jock Blakley

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 05:56 PM

Not even one show print?
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