Re: Student question

From: Jorge Lorenzo Flores Garza (email suppressed)
Date: Fri May 07 2010 - 15:03:13 PDT

Oh, for internegs I recommend Niagara Custom Lab. I've done a few and they are not very expensive and my experience there with Sebastjan has been really good (I've said it before and I'll say it again!).

Best of luck with that film!!!

Date: Fri, 7 May 2010 02:02:18 -0400
From: email suppressed
Subject: Re: Student question
To: email suppressed

Reversal is much easier to cut than negative-- not so much dust problem and
flash frames.
16mm reversal is tailor-made for original cutting-- that's what it's all
about. Just use a nice Guillotine tape splicer and go to town. Tip: you can
cover up the splices by painting blooping ink over the frames-- this can be just
a simple India ink or any other kind of opaque black. You won't see the
Is it B/W? If so, then making prints is a hassle nowadays-- there's no
more B/W reversal print stock. You'd need an interneg, which is more $$$. But
B/W prints still look good-- even potentially better because you can
control the neg.
Copyright? What's that? It's all fair use anyway at your level right now.
So if you get famous you let your lawyer work it out.
Go for it. It'll be a pristine as you make it.
In a message dated 5/6/2010 8:46:39 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
email suppressed writes:

So I'm a film student and I trying to figure out how to cut a
  film I shot on 16mm reversal.

I kind of just want to cut the camera
  original and then figure out how to add a voice over later, printing it when I
  can afford it and maybe just using a boom box or my own voice before

I've been warned this is a terrible idea by someone I consider to
  represent the odious forces of Production Quality but whose opinion I
  otherwise respect.

My rationale is this:
A.) Pac Lab already
  scratched my footage, I have some exposure problems and some dirt already on
  the film from using Temple University projectors. I don't really know how much
  more I can screw up my film and the film has a deliberate amateurish tone

B.) I love the difference between what I shot looks like
  projected and what it looks telecined. I wonder if I started making prints if
  I would dislike the lack of that originality, if I would lose the aura that
  maybe is part of reversal filmmaking.

C.) This film might be illegal
  and just meant for my friends anyway. I recorded a bunch of people's faces on
  the street and I might end up using copyrighted footage.

Really the
  main problem is money but I wonder if it's a lost cause trying to make this
  film look pristine and if I really care anyway.

I was wondering if
  anyone on here had any thoughts though.

Sorry for the long

Alex McCarron

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