I am shooting a short stop-motion film and obviously want to shoot on 35mm. Obviously I can't afford to buy a 35mm movie camera nor can I afford to rent one for the time it will take to shoot the film, but I think I have come up with a solution and need you guys to check it for flaws.
So here goes.
I think I may be able to utilise my Nikon F5 stills camera, if I buy a bulk loader so that I can load 100ft at a time and shoot the film one frame at a time as per the norm. I would then get the film developed and scan it into my computer at low resolution, giving me a simple digital version of the film so that I can create the soundtrack, could I then have an optical sound print and another print of the film made and combined, giving me a 35mm print, right? Can anyone see any problems there?
Obviously I will still have to pay for film, developing, prints etc but it should work out a darn sight cheaper than hiring or buying a 35mm movie camera.