Re: 16mm film in the Hollywood industry

From: Sam Wells (email suppressed)
Date: Wed Jul 12 2006 - 09:33:04 PDT

> I heard someone mention on the list recently that Kodak has made
> more 16mm this year than ever before. I was a little mystified by
> this statement.

Why ?

If you read some of the popular press we're "winning the war on
terror" etc

"Hollywood" as in big budget theatrical features, then no, S16 is a
very minor player. (But last summer's uber-grossing March Of The
Penguins was S16mm in a digital blowup to 35mm)

But in television, things like One Tree Hill, Veronica Mars - Super
16. And in television films outside the US, esp UK S16 is quite common.

Lower budget (not Uncle Joe's Used Cars type) TV commercials etc.

Countless "Indie" features...


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