I am looking to shoot a feature film (35 day shoot) on super 35. Either 2 or 3 perf.
If I was to budget for a 5 to 1 shooting ratio and my final film would end up with a 120 -14 minutes run time how many feet of film should I budget for?
I did the film footage calculation and it comes out to around 5400-6300 ft at 2 perf and 8100 to 9450ft at 3 perf if it were to run 2 to 2hr20min (if it ran really long).
I'm working with an experienced line producer that really knows his stuff and has done some big films who has us budgeted for 350,000 ft of film.
How does that make sense and why on earth do we need so much film?
I know you have to budget for printing and what not but I'm not planning on film dailies and not many theaters are wanting to exhibit in film these days anyway so a DI and 2K out is kinda the plan. Even if that was for 4 perf and we went to 2 perf an cut in 50% that is still 175,000.00 ft of film...
The story and period are the reason that it's being shot on film. But as of now the stock is going to cost us around $175,000.00 or $87,500.00 at 2 perf (if not already) which seems really high to me.
If you guys have had any experience with something like this I would love to hear some insights.
Thank you for your time.