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#1 Suzanne Friesen

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Posted 12 February 2016 - 06:47 AM

I'm shooting a film on 16mm, and am unsure where to send my film to be developed and scanned.

I would like to have my film developed and scanned at Fotokem, but am also considering Metropolis Post.

I would love any help or guidance here, thank you so much,
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#2 Kenny N Suleimanagich

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Posted 12 February 2016 - 10:20 AM

I live in NYC and frequently use Metropolis for my projects. Their work is top-notch. 


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#3 Tyler Purcell

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Posted 12 February 2016 - 12:29 PM

How about cinelab?
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#4 Beau House

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Posted 12 February 2016 - 10:56 PM

I'm not sure about the scope of your project, but since you're in Vancouver it might be worth looking into Niagara Custom Lab + Frame Discreet in Toronto. The added cost of shipping across the border and the .72 CAD/USD exchange rate are factors to consider.


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#5 Jeff L'Heureux

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Posted 12 February 2016 - 11:46 PM

I would go with MELS Studios in Montreal, formerly called Vision Globale.  I have used them since the last of Vancouver's labs closed.  They scan film negative too.

 

http://mels-studios....ion/laboratory/

 

I would not risk crossing the US border with undeveloped film.  I actually had a long conversation about that very topic this week at a Vancouver Post-production house.  I asked what the major Hollywood productions that still shoot film up in Vancouver do to process the negatives.  It becomes a complicated process involving customs brokerages, insurance etc. and people with lots of past experience and trust with the border people to ensure that the film cans cross without being opened or x-rayed so they can get down to a lab in Los Angeles.


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