From: marco poloni (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Dec 23 2008 - 23:44:21 PST
i think if one does an optical copy of the 16mm master and works on the copy it should be ok to use non-archival processes like those you indicate (food grade and fabric dyes). once the copy is tinted to satisfaction, i guess it should be possible to make a second copy on color film (tough to calibrate though) which becomes the tinted master (telling the lab the film one is sending might smear the equipment). sounds expensive but at least there's an archival-quality film at the end.
thanks for all your feedback, really appreciate.
>From: Jeanne LIOTTA <email suppressed>
>Sent: Dec 24, 2008 3:20 AM
>To: email suppressed
>Subject: ow to tint 16mm b&w footage?
>well when i was making my movie LORETTA I had a single strand black and white reversal and then I decided I wanted it tinted yellow. I discovered this by sticking color gels in teh STeenbeck as I was watching the film. Doing some research I discovered several ways to go aobut this--I could have had the lab make an interneg for me with a yellow filter pass - I guess they can do that with a C-roll somehow, or in my case a B-roll since I only had an A--OR I could have optical printed it myself with a yellow filter in place (rephotography). Both scenarios would have been kinda expensive, either due to lab fees and/or how I would probably mess it up and have have to do it over at least once. So in the end I decided to just hand tint the whole thing, like in the old dye-vat cinema days. It was a cameraless film so that seemed holistic. I used food grade color dye, from the supermarket, they have the clearest colros, no dilution. Q-tips worked well to spread the color without br!
>strokes. I have used textile dye which works too, just make sure you really dissolve those granules.. Like Kerry says I dont know about the archival aspect, but its water soluble so I think its fine.
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