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  1. We've got a bit of short ends of 16mm color reversal 100D. Its a 200' and a 100' short end if you or anyone is interested. If anyone buys some from Kodak and has ends left over in 35mm and 16mm, we'll be glad to buy them back. Richard Kaufman Comtel Pro Media [email="richard@comtelpm.com"]richard@comtelpm.com[/email] tel: 818-450-1122
  2. Its been a while since I supplied Fuji film for the "Leprechaun" series of films and such classics as "Dahmer" The 8683 is probably the best deal, but if you are going to be blowing it up to 35mm, it may not be the best stock. If you are, then a 250T might be good 8673 might be the best option. It has a wide range and holds the blacks well. If you need any quotes on film stock, please let me know. We supply both Fuji and Kodak film. Richard Kaufman Comtel Pro Media richard@comtelpm.com tel: 818-450-1122
  3. We are making deals on Fuji on Comtel Pro Media! If you need 35mm, we can supply you 35mm film stock for .36 to .39 cents per foot depending on the stock. If you need 16mm, we can supply you with 16mm film stock for .24 to .28 cents per foot. We might even have some buy back film stock for even less. If anyone has shot on it lately, we may even have some ends and recans for a fraction of the cost of new film stock. Richard Kaufman Comtel Pro Media richard@comtelpm.com tel: 818-450-1122
  4. Hi Joseph, I can only speak to using 100T film, but it is around. Kodak discontinued their 5212 stock which was the last 100T they produced. However, we buy back film stock and still have some. Most independent features want a faster film. So, when we bought back this film from commericials, it did not move very quickly (probably another reason Kodak got rid of it). While we do not have 100,000', we have about 15,000'. But, I've got other sources who might have some (which I had previously declined to buy because the stock I had was not moving). Also, there may be some ends and recans available. Despite the age of the film, 100T has a very long shelf life. Another option might be Fuji 125T. Unpopular for independent features for the same reason as the 5212, we could look into that for you. Fuji was used in many films to get a period look so this might work if we can find. Or, you could compromise a bit and use a 200T in addition to the 100T. That would definitely expand what is available. Richard Kaufman Comtel Pro Media www.comtelpm.com richard@comtelpm.com Tel: 818-450-1122
  5. Hi Sean, We actually still are buying back and reselling Kodak and Fuji 16mm and 35mm shortends as well as recans. 16mm has been tough to find. When it is available it goes very fast. Just had someone clean us out of most everything in 16mm, but here are some stocks that might interest you: FACTORY SEALED 8647 FUJI 500T ETERNA VIVID 400' $48 8673 FUJI 500T ETERNA 400' $60 RECANS 7230 KODAK 500T 400'(2) $64 7285 KODAK EKTACHROME 100T 400'(2) $60 But, our inventory changes all the time. Richard Kaufman Comtel Pro Media richard@comtelpm.com Tel: 818-450-1122
  6. Have you considered using 35mm recans and/or short ends? There are recans available, depending on the stock, that are as much as 70% off the cost of new film. Ends are even less expensive. Then, if you shoot 2-perf or 3-perf, you can cut your film usage even more and drasticallly lower costs again. That is what many filmmakers who have contacted us are doing right now. If you do decide to 16mm, we could have some recans available of that as well. Discounted factory sealed Fuji is a possibility as well. Richard Kaufman Comtel Pro Media tel: 818-450-1122 richard@comtelpm.com
  7. I know I'm late to this, but we've been getting a lot of requests for "3-perf" film stock. I have to inform them that the all film is the same and its the camera that performs the 3-perf function. So, the comments on this topic have been useful. 3-perf and 2-perf are great ways to reduce cost and make it possible to use film stock on a shoot. Another great combination with those formats is to buy recans or short ends. We've got a few productions going on right now on ends. Using half the film and paying less than half the price for film stock will hopefully keep film around a little longer. Richard Kaufman Comtel Pro Media tel: 818-450-1122 richard@comtelpm.com
  8. It may still be good in a year...maybe. The good news is that it is all from same source. So, you really don't need to test every can. Just test a couple since you can assume it was all stored in same place under similar conditions and purchased roughly at same date. Free is good! I'm guessing though that the studio could not sell it because the after market for 5230 is basically non existant. Kodak created the film as a lower cost alternative to the 5219 for indies and tv movies. But, most filmmakers would rather shoot on 5219 for a 500T. Snow White, however, with Charlize Theron was shot on it so some filmmakers like it. If you need more, please give me a call. Richard Kaufman Comtel Pro Media richard@comtelpm.com
  9. I guess the key question is what does "left out" mean. 5230 is a 500T and the faster the film, the shorter the shelf life. However, if it has been kept in an relatively cool space, it should be good to use. A snip test at a lab can confirm that. When you say you can get your hands on some 5230 that would be less money than usual, how much is the cost? I've got a vault of film that has not been left out and is current. Some of it is factory sealed and some of it is ends and recans. Richard Kaufman Comtel Pro Media richard@comtelpm.com 818-450-1122
  10. You should be able to shoot the film, but may want to rate it at a slower speed. That was usually the recommendation from the manufacturer whenever I inquired about the possibility of purchasing out of date film for resale. A closet is not the worst place for film as long as it was cool(for the whole 2 or 3 years that is). However, the higher speeds have a much shorter shelf life than the slower daylight stocks. 6 months to a year for the 5219 may be acceptable. If there are any labs around you (and that is rapdidly becoming a remote possibility for us all), you can have a can snip tested. If you need any more film and don't want to spend a fortune, we've got some very fresh short ends of 5219 and other stocks. Some are as cheap as .05 cents per foot depending on stock and length. Richard Kaufman Comtel Pro Media richard@comtelpm.com 818-450-1122
  11. I couln't find the specific film used, but found this interesting article in American Cinematographer. It is from the February, 2006 issue honoring ASC’s International Achievement Award to him. http://www.theasc.com/magazine/feb06/taylor/page3.html "Another of Taylor’s favorites is Richard Donner, for whom he shot the supernatural thriller The Omen (1976). “Richard was incredibly enthusiastic,” he says. “I loved him and worked terribly hard to get the look he wanted. I did weeks of tests to find the right diffusion, and it happened quite out of the blue just days before we were to start shooting. I told my wife what I was trying to accomplish, and she handed me a #10 Denier silk stocking. I stuck it on a Cooke 10:1 zoom, and Donner was ecstatic. That’s how The Omen got that soft look! The photography is very realistic, but that touch of diffusion gives it a bit of a dreamlike look. It was a freak thing, but when you get a wonderful cast and crew like that — Donner, Gregory Peck, Lee Remick — you pull out the stops.” The effort earned Taylor a BSC Award." So, if not the film, we do know what stock(ing) he used. Richard Kaufman Comtel Pro Media richard@comtelpm.com Kodak/Fuji film stock G-tech, LaCie, CalDigit Drives
  12. Hey, I've got some EXR stock right now! Got 10 rolls of 7248 and 20 rolls of 7245. They've been in our film vault for all this time. Why they weren't sold is a long story, but I bet they are fine. Will test if wanted. Any interest? Richard Kaufman Comtel Pro Media 818-450-1122 richard@comtepm.com
  13. Shortly after Kodak's bankruptcy was announced, I had written a blog called "The Good News about The Bad News about Kodak" which can be read at www.comtelpm.com Some of the highlights: Kodak is still conducting research and developement on film stock. So, they are not expecting it to dissappear any time soon. Malcolm Spaull, chair of Rochester Institute Technology’s School of Film and Animation (http://bit.ly/yyVktp) noted that Kodak continues research and development in motion picture film and there is sustained demand. It will eventually suffer the same fate as still camera film, but not for another decade. 7 of the top 10 highest grossing indie movies from 2011 were shot on film. According to the newest version of "The Digital Dilemma", a study from AMPAS, film is still best method or archiving movies. Digitally acquired movies may be in trouble when new technologies appear. Also, we've been selling quite a bit of film. Just finished a series of Subaru commercials that used an enormous amount of 16mm film. We've got factory sealed cans of 35mm and 16mm as well as ends at up to 90% off the cost of new film. Richard Kaufman Comtel Pro Media 818-450-1122 richard@comtelpm.com
  14. I agree that 5245 was universally loved by filmmakers and missed when it was replaced by 5201. If anyone wants to test the new 5203, however, we are beginning to get some recans and short ends in from productions. The recan is just .10 cents per foot or $40. Richard Kaufman Comtel Pro Media 818-450-1122 richard@comtelpm.com www.comtelpm.com
  15. If you are looking for cheap film stock to experiment with, you don't need to look for older EXR or Vision stock. We've got a great supply of cheap newer Vision 2 and Vision 3 stock in ends and recans. Richard Kaufman Comtel Pro Media 818-450-1122 richard@comtepm.com www.comtelpm.com
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