Best lab for workprinting/printing 16mm neg.

From: robbie (email suppressed)
Date: Sun May 09 2010 - 10:59:51 PDT

i'm looking for a trusting color timer. i've used ColorLab for past four or five years , but lately the best light prints are looking muddy and magenta.ive had two runs in the past month, 1000' and a 500'.  there's no technical change on my side and the light #s from timingsheet look right-on. i'm making another call to them Monday to figure this out. but feel i may seek another lab for better results esp. when i will be answer printing soon. so, anyone have preferences in color timers/Labs around U.S. for workprinting and answer printing that i may consider? thanks for any thoughts. 

--- On Fri, 5/7/10, Jim Flannery <email suppressed> wrote:

From: Jim Flannery <email suppressed>
Subject: Re: Student question
To: email suppressed
Date: Friday, May 7, 2010, 7:23 PM

The only thing nobody's really mentioned so far is a reminder that you
you're limited in being able to "play around" with moving a cut 2 frames
one way or another, over and over, to correct rhythem/match/etc. -- the
splice you make is pretty much the splice you're gonna have permanently.
(This may be more or less of an issue depending on what your footage is
like, and how much working it needs in the editing.) So you might want
to make a (can be rough) video transfer and edit that, and then match
the film to it when you're happy with it.

Also, you might want to think about getting a good interneg from your
finished film before you run it too much, so you've at least got a
fallback to what it was at that point. No arguments with the comments
about the aesthetics of print wear upthread, just ... it *can't hurt* to
be able to change your mind later.

Jim Flannery
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