I'm curious if anyone here has experience shooting on digital and then transferring the footage to film. I've heard that Harmony Korine did this for Julien Donkey Boy (shot on mini DV, transferred to 16mm, then blew it up to 35mm).
OK, I just watched the trailer for this film and I can save you a LOT of expense if you want this same look...
Back in the 1990's, I worked for Ohio State University's Department of Photography and Cinema as their Motion Picture Lab Supervisor in support of student film production. The University invited the filmmaker Peter Watkins (of "War Games" fame) to teach cinema production for a semester as an Visiting Adjunct.
Problem was, they failed to budget ANY money to support his curriculum and I was suddenly put in the position of trying to scrounge-up a way to facilitate the production of a 90 minute documentary that would finish on film.
The only solution I could formulate within the scant resources I had was to have the students shoot on Hi8mm video, BUT finish on color neg.
The raw footage was video edited into selected takes or complete scenes and I then transferred these sections in one pass to 16mm color negative stock by shooting a Sony Color Monitor with an Auricon Pro 1200 with TVT shutter while recording the audio to magnetic fullcoat and to 1/4 inch magnetic tape on a old Nagra III synchronized to the same mains AC reference.
The negative was processed, work printed and the magnetic fullcoat was used to cut the mix tracks (we had a Magnasync 8 track "rock-and-roll" mixing system).
The process continued from there "as normal" for a standard 16mm production.
The results were very akin to what I saw on the trailer on Youtube.
Yes, I've done some strange stuff in my life...