Re: 35mm projection options

From: Roger Beebe (email suppressed)
Date: Sun Jun 14 2009 - 13:08:12 PDT

I know we dealt with this at FLEX. The venue we rented only could do
1.85 (flat) and 'Scope. Only had gates & lenses to accommodate those
two options. We ended up having a lot of other aspect ratios (1.33,
1.37, 1.66), and had to rent lenses and buy gates for them. Again,
this is something that I think conscientious festivals will do, but
our projectionist was ready to just run everything at 1.85. They
couldn't figure out why I was making such a big deal about it...


On Jun 14, 2009, at 3:49 PM, Myron Ort wrote:

> Do venues which show 35mm film usually have all the gate options?
> Say, If I have a print which is "1:33 full" (with soundtrack), can I
> assume venues which show 35mm can accommodate? Say I have a film
> which is "Super 35mm raw" that is to say "Ye Olde Edison silent
> format" ?
> Seems like a big can of worms to me at this point. Maybe I am making
> this more complicated than it is.
> (much of my thinking here is due to economics, that is, avoiding
> expensive optical reformatting lab work)
> What 35mm format is "Garden of Earthly Delights", for example.
> Myron Ort
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