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Shooting an indie film in Detroit, want to shoot film. Lab recommendations?


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#1 Mike Tounian

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 02:58 AM

Hi Friends, 

 

This forum has always been quick and great with responses so I figured I would get some more input regarding labs. We're looking to shoot a feature exclusively in Detroit, and apparently MI has no lab left. I imagine there are a few factors involved in the choice of a lab, like quality, price, distance, etc. and I would love to hear everyone's feelings or experiences with all of them. 

 

We want to shoot 16mm, but don't want to close the door on 35mm so a lab that does both would be ideal. There is at least one in Toronto, which seems to be the closest, but that crosses a border and I imagine there is some radiation scanning or customs issues involved there that could be a danger. I know there was a lab in Pennsylvania but I can't find anything on it. Clearly Kodak's lab finder site/app hasn't been updated as most of the websites listed are now dead. 

 

Would greatly appreciate everyone's opinions/experiences on this one. Thank you!

Mike Tounian


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#2 Robert Houllahan

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 09:54 AM

Give us a call at Cinelab in Massachusetts we would be happy to put together a feature package for you.

 

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#3 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 11:50 AM

Cinelab is a good lab. Whenever I've had a project back on the east coast I've either used them, NFL Films in NJ (for processing only really) or Colorlab, but of the three Cinelab has been my favorite.


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#4 Chris Burke

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 01:45 PM

Cinelab all the way. They rock, especially with 16mm.


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#5 Mike Tounian

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 07:41 PM

Thank you everyone!


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#6 Lonny

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 05:08 PM

Hopefully, we can all keep Cinelab going.  Just got this DEPRESSING news from Alpha Cine:

 

From Jean Fee, Alpha Cine:

 

Hi,

 

We are sorry to announce that Alpha Cine will no longer process or print motion picture film after the end of September.


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#7 David Cunningham

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 10:43 PM

Oh no! Not another!
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#8 Chris Burke

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Posted 21 September 2013 - 08:46 PM

film and video solutions is another one to check out


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#9 Chris Burke

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Posted 21 September 2013 - 08:50 PM

that's Video and Film solutions


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