I have a proposal to do a film shot in both 5 perf 65mm (on Panavision System 65) and select shots and or scenes in IMAX 65mm. Basically using most scenes in 5 perf, and scenes with impact in IMAX. The majority of the film to use standard B&W film, with very select scenes in color for a hyper real effect (real life vs dream sequences, etc).
My question is- would Kodak accept a special run of 5222 Double X to be cut into 65mm? And what lab doing a special processing run (obviously changing their tanks to B&W chemistry), would accept doing 65mm B&W film? Im sure an agreement could be setup to handle the chemistry, as long as they can still process 65mm film in general. Would CFI be able to do this?
As for making a positive print from the B&W negatives, would using color stock POS film work, or would it still be suggested to stick with B&W again? I'm sure using proper filters would work printing to POS film if color is used. I'd like to retain the look of film (like Nolan does with his features) instead of digitally scanning the neg for editing purposes. How would B&W neg looked printed onto color positive film?
Any issues with using B&W neg in IMAX or Super Panavsion 70 cameras?
Film is around the 2 hour mark according to the script. Time period of 1990s with a short sequence in the 70s. Want to give the film a different look using B&W film, and frankly- who wouldn't love to see a 70mm B&W film on the big screen in IMAX at least once? 5 perf reduction prints could also be made (again another Nolan idea) from the IMAX scenes, so roadshow theaters could present it in 70mm 5 perf.
Love to get this project off the ground before using film is completely taken away from cinematographers.