Re: how to tint 16mm b&w footage?

From: Kerry Laitala (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Dec 23 2008 - 08:14:54 PST

Well, the Berg Blue toning kits work o.k., but it can be hard to get the red truly red and not pink. I've used several fabric dyes that produce good reaults-much cheaper, but I cannot say whether they effect archivability of the film material...good-luck...



--- On Tue, 12/23/08, marco poloni <email suppressed> wrote:

> From: marco poloni <email suppressed>
> Subject: how to tint 16mm b&w footage?
> To: email suppressed
> Date: Tuesday, December 23, 2008, 7:42 AM
> Hello all,
> I just subscribed to frameworks. I am a visual artist and
> filmmaker based in Berlin, Germany. I heard of your list
> through a Chicago-based filmmaker friend of line, Peter
> MIller.
> I have a tough one... I am looking for a laboaratory in or
> outside of the US that has film tinting capabilities, i.e.
> the tinting of b&w footage with color dyes. This was a
> process much practised in the early days of cinema, to add
> expressive quality to specific scenes, and also—to my
> knowledge—to discriminate original films from unauthorised
> copies.
> This is a rather obsolete process. The only filmmakers I
> know of who used it are the Milan-based couple
> Ricci&Gianikian.
> Would anyone have a tip here?
> Thanks, all best,
> Marco
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