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  1. Looks like a very small vertical scratch on the negative. I would scratch test the mags.
  2. Personally I would not touch the grain, I skimmed through your film, looks beautiful! But if you really want to tone it down, Neat Video works great. Never had good results with Resolve probably because I don't know how to use its denoising feature correctly.., Neat Video is easy, and you get great results. Never used it on film footage though, only on video to remove the digital noise so I can add film grain in post.
  3. Can't help with iMovie - but I would suggest installing Davinci Resolve, it's free and you can do everything in there including resizing clips to any aspect ratios.
  4. Cued a video about Kubrick's solution to pulling focus with the F0.7 lens in Barry Lyndon.
  5. Interesting - This phenomenon also appears on daylight footage. See picture: I always find night scenes with point lights like cars, street lamps, signage more pleasing when it's shot on film but also cool that you get some of it on daylight footage too.
  6. The issue is that his demo now appears on "mainstream" sites (see the Polygon article) and a lot of people who read the article won't have the education or experience to know or understand what you listed above. Here's an excerpt from the article: "...as Yedlin tells Polygon, when screened in theaters to an array of industry professionals, almost no one could tell the difference." So if Yedlin went a little further with his test and shot the points you listed out, and I would also add to your list a shot of cars at night with red tail lights and front lights so you see the nice orbs that only film can do - maybe everyone in that theatre would have picked up the film immediately? His demo is fine but anyone can do that. The setups are flat and the challenge is fairly low. Personally I prefer shooting on film because I get inspiring images to work with out of the box. You get what some people call "the film look" or "filmic" (guys always get blasted on here when mentioning these terms) with amazing skin tones and color separation plus you have a nice physical backup as a bonus 🙂
  7. I have no idea.. you can call them they're in L.A. What is "gimmick shooting" and why do you care so much about how many?
  8. At Reel Good where I purchase my film, the owners always tell me that students and young people are the ones buying the most film - mostly 16mm.
  9. Another trick is to bring a DSLR to check exposure and get a visual. Set ISO to film ASA and match the stop on the lenses. I do that sometimes AFTER metering with my light meter just to give a little re-assurance when I'm not feeling 100% in some environments. You should shoot a test roll in this location and take a lot of notes. During this test you can also bring your DSLR and shoot digital references at the same time to see if you can rely on it after you get the scan.
  10. I did 2 slitscan logos for projects recently. You will need a motion control and a precise way to trigger your SLR for every frame (long exposure). These 2 logos were done using a Canon 5DMKII. Next step is using a film camera and go the whole way 🙂 Exposure time was 15sec for each frame in both examples. Password: slitscan And this one, the logo is at the end. No computer generated elements in this - all practical. Computer used for compositing only.
  11. I'm getting back to designing / 3D printing during the lockdown. Made this little guide that I epoxied on scissors to help me cut film in the changing bag. I could never do a straight cut and it was slowing me down while loading my Aaton 35III mags. Works great and will also be useful when loading still film too.
  12. What about the labs? There's so little of them, I hope they're going to be ok. I hope Fotokem is not going anywhere soon.
  13. Yes there's a standard def tap attached to the camera, it's very easy to remove. The camera is a SONY XC-77 black and white. 2/3rd sensor size. here's a doc on it: http://www.ccdworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/xc-77-Brochure.pdf
  14. Totally understood - In your opinion, could this be adapted to the 35III ? If so i'm in as well
  15. Very nice - curious about the camera you are using for your tap.
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