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Not spotting this thread I started another. I read that the mobile 35mm film lab staffed by a mix of former Deluxe, Rank and Technicolor people. Currently there is one unit, but I gather there are plans for more.

 

20,000 ft per 8 hr shift sounds like it may be intended to service one major production, at most two..

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If this is operated like the in house TV station processing labs on a rolling basis, productions to could have the rushes into the editing room in a pretty short time.

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Went to the launch of this on Thursday at Pinewood Studios very impressive, unprocessed neg in the front 4k scan out at the end.

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This maked me think of great soviet film director Alexander Medvedkins cinema train. He had whole studio in it from cameras to printing lab. They did go aroud country on rails and make films about people. At the end they screened finished for the same folks that they shoot for the movie.

 

An other great filmmaker Chris Marker did make brilliant film about Medvedkin: http://chrismarker.org/chris-marker/the-last-bolshevik-by-chris-marker/

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Did Cousteau have something similar? I know Steve Zissou did. In all seriousness, this is great. A mobile lab coupled with an HD tap goes a long way to mitigating some of the set backs of a photo chemical work flow.

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I spoke to a retired Deluxe worker who is going to a reunion this weekend, and he thought it was an April Fool's joke :D

But maybe he'll find out more there.

Yes, great idea to cut out the time disadvantage of chemical film.

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Does anybody know about a new film lab at Pinewood UK ? I heard that the mobile Alpha Lab has been abandoned (perhaps because we are a small country ?) but apparently there are plans to process Kodak 35mm film at Pinewood.

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Does anybody know about a new film lab at Pinewood UK ? I heard that the mobile Alpha Lab has been abandoned

 

If you find out where they abandoned it then please let me know as I'm interested. :)

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I thought Alpha grip was building a second Alpha Lab, and that they had "abandoned" the first one in the USA with a full staff.....

 

My info could be wrong.

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If you find out where they abandoned it then please let me know as I'm interested. :)

Ha ha yes me too !

My info could be wrong also about the UK one. Just something I heard :unsure:

Either way, it looks like film is alive and well for feature production here.

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Ha ha yes me too !

My info could be wrong also about the UK one. Just something I heard :unsure:

Either way, it looks like film is alive and well for feature production here.

 

I think you are struggling with the idea of "mobile". This means it can move.

So it wasn't abandoned, it just moved elsewhere.

 

Shame I thought I might have a new des rez!

 

Freya

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