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#1 Tony Dupre

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Posted 23 January 2016 - 03:35 PM

Does anyone know where I can get 16mm dummy stock? I'm buying an Arriflex SR2 for my short film and I want to practice loading it and making sure it's running in top shape by the time we start actually shooting.

 

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#2 Jay Young

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Posted 23 January 2016 - 03:40 PM

I'll mail you some, I have some lying around... PM me an address.


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#3 Robert Houllahan

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Posted 23 January 2016 - 03:51 PM

We have scratch film at the lab if you need some.


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Posted 23 January 2016 - 04:14 PM

Yeah I'm actually using CineLab for my short film as I live in MA. How much? I need 400ft stock.


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#5 Robert Houllahan

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Posted 23 January 2016 - 04:27 PM

Shoot me an email on Monday and we will dig a old roll up, we have some stuff we use for testing the processors.

 

rob at cinelab dot com


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#6 Wiliam Cardoza

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Posted 23 January 2016 - 11:01 PM

I.M.H.O. don't use "dummy film" If you happen to find actual "dummy" film, it's probably a solid color, green for instance, DON'T USE it, it's probably old and brittle and as you run it, it will flake off and rub off as fine dust.  - I recently went through this with a roll of 35mm, luckily I only ran it through once before I noticed green sh_t accumulating. 

 

As I'm new to this perhaps, this is always the case (that all film kind of flakes off or rubs off) - but from my experience shooting still photography , that green stuff I got feels rather "dry"...   


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Posted 24 January 2016 - 10:23 AM

I.M.H.O. don't use "dummy film" If you happen to find actual "dummy" film, it's probably a solid color, green for instance, DON'T USE it, it's probably old and brittle and as you run it, it will flake off and rub off as fine dust.  - I recently went through this with a roll of 35mm, luckily I only ran it through once before I noticed green sh_t accumulating. 

 

As I'm new to this perhaps, this is always the case (that all film kind of flakes off or rubs off) - but from my experience shooting still photography , that green stuff I got feels rather "dry"...   

That's coloured leader. Of course you wouldn't run it in a camera- the coating is just paint. Emulsion is quite different. It may also have a longer pitch than camera film so it would probably run noisily- not useful at all when trying to see if a camera is OK. Same with junk film which is processed print.


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#8 Robert Houllahan

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Posted 24 January 2016 - 11:58 AM

We use camera negative for scratch testing the processor, I have some 7245 which someone put in the freezer (not a good idea IMO) that is not suitable for shooting because the emulsion and rem-jet backing sticks together probably from being frozen.


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#9 Will Montgomery

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Posted 28 January 2016 - 04:28 PM

Sounds obvious, but if you're using film that's been used before, make sure you look for scratches on the film BEFORE you load it so you don't get unnecessarily freaked out because it was already scratched. Happened to me once and felt like a dumbass.


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