From: Freya (email suppressed)
Date: Thu Aug 28 2008 - 22:52:25 PDT
No time right now as usual but I'm assuming this is a sync soundtrack? Otherwise he could go to an analogue recording studio and mix to tape.
I don't have much in the way of leads on this but I have seen bits of this kind of equipment floating about and it may be worth it for Boris to attempt to put his own kit together. Perhaps first port of call would be to ring the places that have shut this down and see if they have any of the equipment left and where they have disposed of stuff. Perhaps it can be tracked down.
Other than that I suspect it might be a case of finding somewhere in the states that can still do this.
He certainly has a problem tho as sooner or later the supply of 16mm mag stock is going to dry up, and I've been hearing more and more that it's getting very hard to make a 16mm optical soundtrack too, so I suspect that 16mm optical sound may also be a matter of time.
Not wanting to be the voice of doom and gloom or anything but, well, you know how it is!
--- On Thu, 8/28/08, Pip Chodorov <email suppressed> wrote:
> From: Pip Chodorov <email suppressed>
> Subject: Looking for 16mm sound mix studio
> To: email suppressed
> Date: Thursday, August 28, 2008, 11:26 PM
> Boris Lehman, the prolific Brussels filmmaker, has run into
> a wall.
> He has 8 new films, edited and ready to screen around the
> world, but
> he needs to do a sound mix. He always works with Arri and
> Nagra and
> Steenbeck and builds up his soundtracks on separate mags,
> mixes them
> down onto one mag, makes an optical and prints. But since
> the last
> film he completed two years ago, all the sound studios
> closed, or got
> rid of their 16mm equipment, or turned digital. He is now
> desperate, and a little furious, that only two places in
> Europe have
> this equipment - the Fresnoy school, and Jean-Luc Godard -
> and they
> are not easy to access. He does not want to digitize
> everything just
> for the mix. Does anybody know anywhere in or near Europe
> where he
> could go? He only needs a week to ten days to mix these
> eight films;
> then there is a new batch on the way.
> -Pip Chodorov
> For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at
> <email suppressed>.
For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.