From: Nicky Hamlyn (email suppressed)
Date: Wed Jun 17 2009 - 04:37:20 PDT
Any cinema that can show scope should be able to show Academy, since the
frame ratio is basically the same as scope (full frame), providing they have
a lens that will fit the picture onto the screen,
> 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.
> For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.
For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.