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35mm to digital for editing and then back to 35mm for printing.

May 9, 2010

The be best work flow for feature films is to shoot in 35m film, then telecine to 2K or 4k, then down convert to lower resolution files for editing in Final Cut Pro. After completing the edit, make a EDL list for negative cutting and for making an answer print in 35mm film.


35mm film is the way to go!

April 23, 2010
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there are no standard work flows for working with digital

April 16, 2010

when making a 35mm film it is better to stick with 35mm work flows, such as making a work print from the camera negative and then editing the work print and conforming the negative to the work print. It’s more sure and cheaper to work entirely in 35mm.

April 9, 2010

35mm film stock is the best way to make a theatrical feature film and get it into distribution worldwide.

There is millions of theaters that still show only 35mm and a few thousand that can screen digital movies at high quality.

shooting 35mm film for theatrical exhibition

March 28, 2010

the quality is better, the images are more beautiful and film is ultimately cheaper; there is no reason to shoot digital video. The only reason for shooting digital video is if the subject is news and for unrehearsed and unplanned events or happenings.

digital video is holding up the development of 3D technology

March 22, 2010

35mm film is a better way to shoot major 3D movies because of the detail and color required to produce excellent 3D movies for theatrical exhibition and new 3D TV sets.

35mm short ends & long ends at low low prices

March 15, 2010

the answer to keeping the budget low is shooting short ends.

35mm or digital?

March 7, 2010

digital for TV is best at 60i 1080i
for DVD it’s either 60i or 30p or 24p
for editing it’s 29.97
for a theatrical blow up it’s 24pN

but to edit, the 24p must be converted to 23.98 or 29.97 and then back to 24p again for 35mm blow

so why bother? just shoot 35mm. It’s cheaper, better, easier and more beautiful.

35mm is real filmmaking

February 28, 2010

digital is virtual filmmaking. you can’t show a movie in many theaters around the world. 35mm you can show anywhere. you can shoot a movie in 35mm for the price of a prosumer camera. email me; I’ll tell you how. Click here.

35mm short ends for indie filmmakers

February 26, 2010

I’m still pursuing film production using 35mm for best theatrical film results. It’s the only way to get an indie movie into theaters these days. Check out my website: for more details.