From: Alex McCarron (email suppressed)
Date: Fri May 07 2010 - 13:07:38 PDT
Thanks for all the helpful responses.
I guess you're right about the horse being outside of the barn at this point
in terms of dirt and scratches. I guess my only hang up is how long my film
is going to last if I go this route.
I'm not into permenance though. I always thought Bunuel was a pussy for not
burning all his films.
On Fri, May 7, 2010 at 6:24 AM, JEFFREY PAULL <email suppressed> wrote:
> Since you're a film student, what have your film teachers suggested, so
> This would help us not just repeat what you've already heard. (Or don't
> want to hear)
> Your phrases, " I kind of just want to . . . ", and " your wondering, " . .
> . if I really care anyway"
> make it tough to know how to proceed with suggestions. "kind of", and "if I
> really care" make for a pretty vague situation.
> I'm also puzzled that you say, both, your film is already scratched and
> dirty (OUCH!), and you're "trying to make this film look pristine".
> I think, if I interpret you correctly, the pristine horse is already out of
> the barn, so to speak.
> Unless you mean the dirt and scratches are, in fact, what you want to
> preserve as-is, with no further changes.
> - Jeffrey Paull
> On Thu 06/05/10 23:44 , Alex McCarron email suppressed sent:
> > Hi guys,
> > 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 then.
> > 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 anyway.
> > 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 message.
> > Thanks,
> > Alex McCarron
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