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#1 Heikki Repo

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Posted 08 May 2016 - 05:22 PM

I got to say, Provia looks great:

 

 


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#2 David Cunningham

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Posted 08 May 2016 - 07:28 PM

This is sample footage from my test run of Pro8mm Provia back in 2014. (yes, it's been an ongoing mission of Phils for that long). I was lucky enough to get to shoot 3 rolls of this amazing film. It became my favorite reversal film of all time... Well... After Kodachrome of course.


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#3 Matthew W. Phillips

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Posted 08 May 2016 - 07:32 PM

Looking good! I miss Super 8 sometimes...the shaky footage, the retro look. But then I realize it is expensive and not very efficient to shoot a feature on and it makes me sad.


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#4 David Cunningham

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Posted 08 May 2016 - 07:35 PM

Yeah... A feature on super 8 isn't really reasonable and likely not something anyone would ever want to watch for 2 hours. But Super16 is definitely doable. I love the cinematography in Black Swan.
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#5 Perry Paolantonio

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Posted 09 May 2016 - 05:57 AM

A feature can be done, but it's a lot more expensive now than it used to be. We scanned and restored a Super 8 zombie film last year. It was shot in the 1980s, but they went back and did a 2k scan and restoration. It looks really good considering it's Super 8. Of course, it's not a practical format for long form work, nor is it cost-effective. Better off shooting 16, or if you can get your hands on a camera, 2-perf 35mm.

 

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#6 Robert Houllahan

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Posted 09 May 2016 - 09:06 AM

We have run a few S8mm feature projects, they are a certain niche. The most recent film was M Van Michaels "Hot Lead, Hard Fury" lots of shag rug and hot cars in that one ;-) it looks pretty great.

 


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#7 Mark Dunn

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Posted 09 May 2016 - 02:42 PM

You so know the extra meaning of "shag" in England, don't you? ;)


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#8 Robert Houllahan

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Posted 10 May 2016 - 09:29 AM

Shag is a kind of rug, right? ;-0)


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#9 Mark Dunn

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Posted 10 May 2016 - 12:48 PM

That as well. ;)


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#10 Robert Houllahan

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Posted 10 May 2016 - 02:18 PM

Shag.


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#11 Larry Wilson

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Posted 02 June 2016 - 11:46 AM

I certainly hope they go ahead with this. It's a quantum leap over Agfa 200D, especially since that's going away soon.
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#12 John Salim

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Posted 03 June 2016 - 04:28 AM

I wish Fuji would slit and package some Provia and/or Velvia reversal stock.

Since pulling out of 16mm cine, they have machines sitting idle ( ....or more likely decommissioned ).

 

Wittnerchrome 200D is average at best compared to E100D.

 

John S  :(


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#13 Larry Wilson

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Posted 26 August 2016 - 08:13 PM

From what I gather, it seems to be selling fairly well/ I actually bought a roll when I was in LA last month. I shot some stuff in San Diego with it, but the camera I was using got stolen with the roll of Provia in it. I was not happy. 

 

Fortunately, Pro8mm is willing to transfer two rolls I purchase from them in the future in order to fufill my original order. I will definitely be getting another roll of Provia. I might save it for the fall or sometime in December. I'm hopefully heading back out to LA for the "Rogue One" opening; what better time to be shooting film?


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Posted 03 September 2016 - 10:49 AM

I'll be post
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#15 David Cunningham

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Posted 03 September 2016 - 08:38 PM

I'll be posting samples soon! Amazing results both projected and scanned.
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