how to tint 16mm b&w footage?

From: marco poloni (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Dec 23 2008 - 07:42:29 PST

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 Poloni, Korsörer Strasse 1, D-10437 Berlin
gsm +41.78.6322028, skype marcopoloni

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