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Kevith Mitchell

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  1. I had an hours worth of raw protest documentary film footage (no way could I reshoot) stored on a drive. I put the drive on a high shelf since was not using it. One day I'm cleaning house, I move my arm across the shelve and BAM! The drive falls to the ground in pieces. I had to pay $300.00 to recover the footage. I've gotten in the habit to check, double check and triple check. I don't even take peoples word about things because it's not their film, its mine. And if something goes wrong, I have to fix it not them. So take your mistake as a learning lesson. In another year you'll be laughing about it.
  2. This is a great audio recorder thats versatile and can be used on run and gun shot. I'm using it for sync sound 16mm shoots and and it works great. I love film but I also love the digital sound world. : )
  3. Try Stan Sztaba in Conneticut. He use to cut in NYC years, but now does it out of his house. ssztaba@gmail.com
  4. Actually, now is the best time to buy standard 16. The rentals for lens are far less than that of Super 16.
  5. To agonzales, you can go to any sound house and get your 1/4 transferred to WAV or AIFF files and they can transfer them to any speed you desire. Thats what Protools is for. Just tell the tech you want the audio to run at 23.97. Thats no problem. I think your hardest problem is finding a sound house that still has 1/4 machines. But I'm sure you can you some type of sound studio that can help you. Try Magno Sound in NYC for starters.
  6. Hi Rudy, If you want a crisper image and less grain, start using a slower film stock 50 asa and 250. I shot my feature on 100 asa and that was a perfect stock. Too bad they don't make it anymore. The lower the asa the higher the color saturation and less grain. Also try to rent out a better lens. Lens make a BIG difference. I'm using schnider lens from the fifties and they look great. Crisp focus and saturation. Also, veer away from paclab. I think they do a horrible job with processeing. Use Colorlab. This may cost you a little more, but you avoid having to spend tons of dollars on a colorist. Use a colorist once you are finished editing a project because you will be broke before you can edit. LOL Below is my trailer shot on regular 16 using slow stocks and a schinder and cookes lens
  7. Brian, I'm in post with a R16 feature. What I've learned is that you should get your transfer to PRO-RES files. If you plan to make a print and want even more saturated colors , then also get QUAD files. They will do a conform from the edited Pro-res and make a 35mm print. It is very expensive to make a print, but if you must remember, you can't archive digital. If you do this, there is no need to see a negative cutter.
  8. Matt, if you are looking for a crystal sync motor and live in NYC. Contact DU-ALL camera. They sell motors for your camera. As for editing, contact MPE http://www.mpenyc.com They rent out Steenbecks for like $200.00 for a month. And I believe they deliver it to your apartment. The only problem you will have if you are editing on a flatbed is finding 16mm fullcoat. Fullcoat is what you transfer your sound to so you can edit it. Since digital came along, fullcoat has been put to the side.
  9. That 50 D stock looks GREAT. Reminds my of stocks from the 70s. The yellows and warm colors really stand out.
  10. The only thing I see wrong is the not the shots, but the content. Its too vague, which adds confusion and the humor is lost. Is the guy suppose to be an animal? : )
  11. After watching the marketing of Sundance, I realized that Kodak is going to have hard time surviving in the digital age. It has a long way to catch up. It would have to create a digital motion picture camera that can compete with the other high end digital cameras. Second, it would have to do create a marketing campaign that would attract people to use film. Right now their marketing to use film is absolutly bland. Some famous or semi-famous DP talking about how great film is just is not doing it. Kodak offers very little assistance once you buy their film. No lab discounts, no pro advice, nothing to help aleave the economic burden that made people switch to digital. Just buy Kodak and you are on your own. I'll give the company another year before it bellys up.
  12. No problem. I'm in the same position as you except I have a 16mm feature that needs scanning. Talk about making deals. LOL. My plan is to go to with a traditional negative cutter for the conform so I least come out with conformed negative. Then get that negative scanned. I'm still researching this to if I actually save $$.
  13. A bench, rewinds, and a dark room. Go to ebay and get some rewinds for $5.00 : )
  14. Pretty cool!!! That actor with angel wings must have been FREEZING!!
  15. I wouldnt worry about buying/finding film. Stocks will be around for a while. The problem is with the labs, transfers, conforming, the price of doing a DI, and archiving your film. A lot of people on this site are worried about film stocks existing. They never talk about the film labs that are dying like crazy or the alternatives to getting a DI. Which if you shoot on film and serious about it, you will have to do. These hidden elements with of shooting on film the cost the most. So do your research.
  16. Try Colorlab or Postworks in NYC. The main thing you do is negotiate a price you can afford. They all want your business so use that as your bargaining chip.
  17. I like the second one. It shows the space where this scene takes place and makes you look briefly down the hallway for a second. As for the light, I see it as forced separation between the two actors, when you have subtly created the separation by the use of color in the second shot (black shirt/white wall/black suit)nice contrast. The light in the first just makes a "hot spot" on a white wall drawing unneeded attention : )
  18. The latest news on Kodak:The three previous segments were the graphic communications group, which provided digital equipment and software to printing industries, the consumer digital imaging group, which focused on print images, and film, photofinishing and entertainment, the company's traditional film and photographic paper products. The commercial segment will take up the graphic group and the consumer segment will take all of the consumer digital imaging group. The traditional film business will be broken up into the two new segments.
  19. What no one talks about is the generation of professionals that know more about digital than film. From cinematographers to lab techs. Eventually they will all be video/digital based and won't know the tricks, methods, etc. that you can do with film. So if Kodak comes or goes, film is still being pushed aside.
  20. This is very good info if you plan to keep shooting on film and want a confromed neg. http://www.amiaconference.com/techrev/V10_01/papers/Henry.pdf
  21. This actually might be good for Kodak. They will be forced to restructure. For the last 3 years, they have had their head buried in the sand and doing nothing to compete against digital except raise the prices in stocks. Now the labs are gone, digital projection has taken over, and everyone and their mom shoots on digital, Kodak has to change itself for the 21st century. Think positive about this.
  22. Do use Film Emporium. They rip you off and are flakes. Use MEDIA DISTRIBUTORS. Very good service. You can also contact Kodak and tell them you are shooting a film but the producers want to shoot in on the RED Camera, while you want to shoot it on film. Ask hem to give you a deal or you'll be forced to shoot on digital. They will give you a deal. http://www.mediadistributors.com/access/index.php
  23. The big boys have stopped manufacturing of 35mm cameras. Its the end. Now is the time to buy one. My link
  24. Nice images. How did you capture them from the video????
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