Just completed post on my first feature, "The Eastsider" (www.theeastsidermovie.com), a comedy/drama set in suburban Detroit. Shot it on Kodak 7222 with the Arri SR3, an amazing camera. Nothing will ever beat the look of celluloid.
Here is the trailer (contains coarse language):
I'm putting this thread in the "in production" section, since I don't even have a festival premiere date yet (not sure if this thread belongs elsewhere).
Looks good, the 16mm Double-X reminds me of Jarmusch's "Stranger Than Paradise"... certainly stands out against all the digital indie stuff.
It's interesting that you compared it to "Stranger Than Paradise." It was one of my biggest influences (I even used the STP soundtrack in the rough cut; it gave my composer an idea of what I wanted; only the first track in the trailer is used in the actual film).
With high end scanning now becoming very affordable, I feel 7222 looks better than ever. I couldn't agree more about Youtube. That's why there is Vimeo, film looks much better on their site. Don't know why. S16 is a very affordable format.
Looks good ! But my god, the Vimeo compression is an abomination, it really struggles with 16 mm, it's okay watching in a tiny window, but once you blow it up to full screen, it's just unwatchable. Take a look around but I think there are some recommended settings you can use to make it better, but then again, YT and Vimeo, same fight, compression just has a tough time with grain, either it completely vanishes on YT or it turns into blocky patches on Vimeo. It also has to do with the B&W, B&W is so much grainier to my eyes and plays even less nicely with compression.
Edited by Manu Delpech, 07 January 2016 - 05:29 AM.