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#1 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 24 November 2015 - 02:09 PM

That 35mm I just shot that wants to do a neg cut and photochemical finish has found that Kodak stopped making black leader necessary for A-B roll cutting; they can only find some small amounts here and there. Does anyone know of a supplier?
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#2 Giray Izcan

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Posted 24 November 2015 - 02:30 PM

David, there is a place in Burbank called Christy's Editorial. They have tables and everything you need. 


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Posted 24 November 2015 - 02:32 PM

I just spoke with a supplier in Boston who says Acetate black leader is impossible to find as he spoke with someone last week in California trying to purchase 11,000 feet with no luck anywhere. 

 

Apparently 100 foot rolls are hit or miss at most suppliers.


Edited by Jay Young, 24 November 2015 - 02:33 PM.

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#4 Giray Izcan

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Posted 24 November 2015 - 02:33 PM

It might be spelled as Kristy's Editorial. 


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Posted 24 November 2015 - 02:43 PM

 David,

 

 I know of a person that makes large orders of the black 35mm leader direct from Kodak. I will send you a PM with the personal contact info.


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#6 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 24 November 2015 - 03:01 PM

Thanks!
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#7 Robert Houllahan

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Posted 24 November 2015 - 03:28 PM

A less than ideal but possible solution would be to use 35mm B&W Negative 5222 and flash and develop it.


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#8 Gregg MacPherson

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Posted 24 November 2015 - 03:47 PM

Robert,  do you know what the black leader is at Christy's.  It says it's w/emulsion?

http://www.store.chr...ndex&cPath=5_25

 

Thanks.


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#9 Robert Houllahan

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Posted 24 November 2015 - 03:59 PM

I am not sure but it's probably a non photosensitive black dye emulsion.


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#10 Dom Jaeger

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Posted 24 November 2015 - 05:16 PM

There have been posts about this on here before from a neg cutter in the UK:
http://www.cinematog...showtopic=63336

And
http://www.cinematog...showtopic=68143
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#11 Gregg MacPherson

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Posted 24 November 2015 - 05:57 PM

hey Dom,

Hows the sabatical going?  Are you back on the job? 

 

I earlier today did a quick search in the forum and found the neg match guy in the UK who bought up all the Kodak USA and UK black leader.  But he wasn't selling.

 

I wonder how many million feet the order has to be before Kodak runs a machine?

 

Gregg.


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Posted 25 November 2015 - 12:54 AM

You can order fresh LF20 Black Leader from Filmotec.
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Posted 26 November 2015 - 05:41 AM

hey Dom,
Hows the sabatical going?  Are you back on the job?


Hi Gregg,
No not back yet, exploring other things, currently in Berlin.
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