printing handpainted film

From: Mark Toscano (email suppressed)
Date: Fri Jun 19 2009 - 13:33:07 PDT

Cinema Lab (formerly Western Cine) in Denver area certainly did it with Brakhage, both optically and contact. A few years ago, they made a beautiful new contact negative of Stan's film NODES for us as part of its preservation. They had no problem printing the 16mm painted original, which is actually thicker than most of Stan's painted originals.

As for 35mm, I don't see why they wouldn't also be willing to print 35mm painted stuff. (In the '80s and '90s they did with some of his 35mm painted originals, like Interpolations.)

Niagara will also print really crazy originals, but I don't know if they do so in 35mm, or smaller gauges only.

If you're planning to print optically, other labs may be more willing too, but I imagine contact printing hand-painted material might be more than most labs would want to do.

Call Cinema Lab at 303-783-1020 and ask for Robert. He could at least answer your questions about what they can do and what it might cost.


--- On Fri, 6/19/09, Myron Ort <email suppressed> wrote:

> From: Myron Ort <email suppressed>
> Subject: Re: [FRAMEWORKS] another quirky question....
> To: email suppressed
> Date: Friday, June 19, 2009, 11:41 AM
> OK, glad to see this.
> that gives me the plan. when I can afford to
> make a print and find some lab willing to run the hand
> painted original, make a full aperture interneg and then a
> print. show either silent or with an optional track played
> independently.Alpha Cine is hesitant, but maybe
> if I send a sample of the actual film surface they can give
> me a better answer. 
> What are some other lab options for making
> contact interneg of hand painted 35mm? preferably here on
> the West Coast usa.
> mo


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