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'Pig in a poke' films don't go for much. .75 to $1.50 a roll on average in big lots. Film is the cheapest part of the equation with collecting time capsule films. Rarer films that contain interesting or historical content and are well described, may go for $30 to $100+ a reel. The problem is this...a $20 film lot like is shown here will cost thousands of $$ to get digital scanned....if you don't have a scanner.

 

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2 hours ago, Daniel D. Teoli Jr. said:

'Pig in a poke' films don't go for much. .75 to $1.50 a roll on average in big lots. Film is the cheapest part of the equation with collecting time capsule films. Rarer films that contain interesting or historical content and are well described, may go for $30 to $100+ a reel. The problem is this...a $20 film lot like is shown here will cost thousands of $$ to get digital scanned....if you don't have a scanner.

 

'Pig in a poke' film lot D.D. Teoli Jr. A.C..jpg

Is that Roger Deakins clearing out his fridge .. 

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Well, none of that film is going to come out good. Maybe for an experimental film for fun but not for anything worth shooting. 

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5 minutes ago, Tyler Purcell said:

Well, none of that film is going to come out good. Maybe for an experimental film for fun but not for anything worth shooting. 

Those are old home movie films already shot and processed..

I got a box of old standard 8 home movies once along with some Bolex gear, quite fun to project and watch films of your home town and surrounds from 60 or 70 years ago. There were some great editing bits too, in one film the filmmaker had put it in a little intermission sequence showing a teapot materialising , then teacups appearing one after the other in a circle and then a title declaring "teatime!".. very creative.

7 hours ago, Daniel D. Teoli Jr. said:

'Pig in a poke' films don't go for much. .75 to $1.50 a roll on average in big lots. Film is the cheapest part of the equation with collecting time capsule films. Rarer films that contain interesting or historical content and are well described, may go for $30 to $100+ a reel. The problem is this...a $20 film lot like is shown here will cost thousands of $$ to get digital scanned....if you don't have a scanner.

Archival bodies (like the National Film and Sound Archive here in Australia) often have in-house scanners to preserve historically interesting old films, but I don't know if individuals like Daniel trying to do similar things could utilise them. Maybe crowd funding could help cover scanning costs?

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I thought about asking for $, but the crowdfunding says no porn and about 40% to 60% of the archive is ancient stag films. 

I got a Retroscan scanner that does OK, but not the best. I keep buying lotto tickets so I can buy a Lasergraphics as well as a house or office to put the Lasergraphics in. But so far lotto is no cooperating.

Many people have never seen a projected film. They can get mesmerized by it. When I was in grade school they would take us into the parish hall on Fridays and show us some 16mm films. One day, in Jr. college  they wheeled in a cart with TV and VHS and that was the end of 16mm.

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16 hours ago, Tyler Purcell said:

Well, none of that film is going to come out good. Maybe for an experimental film for fun but not for anything worth shooting. 

I never could figure out them guys that would do lots of work shooting a movie with expired eBay film. I used to  make fun of them. But I ended up on eBay buying used projector and editor bulbs and scrounging for acetate 16mm leader. So I guess it is payback / karma.  (BTW, poly leader is a dust magnet, picks up all sort of crap. Go with acetate leader if you can.)

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I would think it'd be creepy to purchase and collect unknown persons random home movies but there is lots of weirder hobbies existing so what would I know 😅

maybe if they have some known historical context they would be somewhat interesting 😙

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