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#1 Frank Chang

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Posted 23 September 2016 - 11:29 AM

Just pulled 2 reels out of vault of two different production features that are suppose to be in color.

But these reels are marked fine-grain and it is on b/w film stock. Does not look like separation

masters, plus there are no more other b/w reels of these. Strange. Any idea why there is a fine-grain

b/w (no separations) made for a color production?


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#2 Simon Wyss

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Posted 23 September 2016 - 11:45 AM

“Fine Grain” simply went along with the duplicating stocks since their introduction. They’re all fine-grain stocks.

 

One can only guess that a safety duplicate has been made on black-and-white film because dyes can fade over time.


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#3 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 23 September 2016 - 11:56 AM

If they aren't one color record of a RGB separations, then I supposed the distributor needed to make b&w prints for some reason, maybe to distribute to TV stations in the 1950's and early 1960's.


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#4 Frank Chang

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Posted 23 September 2016 - 12:12 PM

Thanks Simon and David.

 

David, the feature was made for TV but during the mid 80s. These two features do have mixed b/w scenes and color scenes thru-out.

It does not look like RGB separations, just b/w. I think you are right. Perhaps for some reason the distributer needed b/w for some reason.


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