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#1 Jordan Newell White

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 08:27 AM

By April 2013, Fujifilm decides to stop manufacturing motion picture film, yet will there still be a lot of Fujifilm film left even afterwards? Like, even after April 2013 I can still contact a Fujifilm sales representative in order to get Fujifilm film shipped to me?
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#2 Dirk DeJonghe

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 09:19 AM

From what I understand, production has already ceased, stocks are being sold off.
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Posted 27 December 2012 - 09:34 AM

Well, most filmmakers, when they decide to shoot film, they end up using Kodak film, so should I be that worried that Fuji is ceased?
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#4 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 09:42 AM

You should be worried if you planned on shooting Fujifilm. Also I'm sad for the loss of variety as those Fuji stocks often had very nice aesthetics says me.
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Posted 27 December 2012 - 09:46 AM

Actually, I'm just a kid in college majoring in computer science that just happens to have an interest in the technical aspects of motion picture and television production, and while in the future, I plan to make digital and high frame rate content, I don't want to kill off 24 fps or actual film, because 35mm film helped influence today's digital cinema technology.
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#6 Robert Houllahan

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 09:55 AM

Digital HFR content? You mean Soap Operas? :blink:

Very unfortunate decision by Fuji IMO and I am needing to get 3 or 4 rolls of Eterna to finish a film I am making, I sent an amail to the Fuji rep and no response yet but it is the holidaze..

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 09:58 AM

No, I mean Peter Jackson's The Hobbit trilogy. He shot those movies at 48 fps, and I have a feeling more high frame rate content is coming, yet I still want to shoot 24 fps and Kodak film in the future, I think. You think I have a chance, especially in this economy?
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Posted 27 December 2012 - 10:12 AM

Oh, by the way, just where can I find the email for the Fuji sales representatives to discuss if there is Fujifilm left in their warehouses or whatever?
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Posted 27 December 2012 - 10:53 AM

No, I mean Peter Jackson's The Hobbit trilogy. He shot those movies at 48 fps, and I have a feeling more high frame rate content is coming, yet I still want to shoot 24 fps and Kodak film in the future, I think. You think I have a chance, especially in this economy?

from what I read that particular swallow isn't close to making anything resembling summer.
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Posted 27 December 2012 - 12:30 PM

Not to hijack this thread, but I saw the Hobbit in the 48 fps 3D format. It did look slightly more "soap opera" to me and I was much more aware of the flaws in the effects than I was in the original Lord of the Rings movies. Don't know if they cheaped out somehow on the effects or the new format shows flaws more but either way I wasn't happy with it. It did seem brighter than most of the digital 3D projections I have seen recently which is a good thing.
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Posted 28 December 2012 - 10:28 AM

Jordan,

Here is the current sales contact info for FUJI Motion Picture Film Sales USA:

Toll free: 888-424-FUJI (3854)
Local: 714-372-4300
Fax: 714-894-6018

Order Desk: 888-424-FUJI, select 1 or 714-372-4301

Order Desk e-mail: InfoMP@fujifilm.com

Order Desk Hours: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Pacific Standard Time

You will get a faster response if you call instead of sending an email.
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#12 Gregg MacPherson

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 03:44 PM

Fuji UK are still showing really low prices
http://www.filmstockclearance.com/

Edited by Gregg MacPherson, 28 December 2012 - 03:45 PM.

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#13 Ira Goldman

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 01:36 AM

Not to hijack this thread, but I saw the Hobbit in the 48 fps 3D format. It did look slightly more "soap opera" to me and I was much more aware of the flaws in the effects than I was in the original Lord of the Rings movies. Don't know if they cheaped out somehow on the effects or the new format shows flaws more but either way I wasn't happy with it. It did seem brighter than most of the digital 3D projections I have seen recently which is a good thing.


i agree, like those 120hz flat screen tvs.... it's a weird feeling, almost unwatchable if you don't turn off the "high refresh" rate sampling.

i wonder why tv manufacturers are pushing that technology.
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