Re: 35mm projection options

From: mat fleming (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Jun 16 2009 - 07:29:54 PDT

I still feel for an artist film 1.33 / 1.37 35mm (however you want to call
it) is the way to go if you can afford it.
As a projectionist I am more likely to get video aspect wrong than film.
because there are way more variables - the tape/disk/file format, how the
player ouputs it (sometimes different depending on what kind of cable the
machine's using), what the projector does with it, the machines crop
differently to variable "TV safe" areas too. Plus if i have a stack of
shorts it can be difficult to change in between peices where the clumsy zoom
has to operated by eye with the clumsy remote etc. These factors sometimes
force me into an reluctant compromise.
I haven't even gone into colour/contrast etc issues.
With enough notice I will do everything I can for a film. And there is no
uncertainty for me about whether i've got it right or wrong.


On Tue, Jun 16, 2009 at 1:42 PM, Freya <email suppressed> wrote:

> The only formats you can assume will be supported in cinemas are scope and
> 1.185. Some more art house cinemas might be able to do Academy standard too
> but it is much more rare. Theres a move at the moment to replace 1:1.185
> with 16:9 like modern tvs but it remains to be seen what will happen.
> > Digital projection may help BUT you may have
> > problems getting a full frame scan. (I deal with this a lot
> > as I make archival film scanners and scan lots of full
> > aperture films, even preserving edge markings.)
> It shouldn't be a big problem as it is basically Super35 in 4perf. Theres
> lots of telecine out there to do this (and I would assume full scans too).
> You just need to find places that can handle S35. They may not be keen on
> putting your painted film near their expensive equipment tho!
> The other option might be to get it optically printed to a pillarboxed
> 1.185 print but this would be VERY expensive.
> love
> Freya
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