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i am just completing post-production on a 28 minute short comedy shot on dv, and am wondering how much i could expect to spend for a transfer to film. where is best/cheapest place to have this done? thanks.
-- chris combs (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 18, 1999
Congrats on finishing post. Re: transfers, best and cheap are kinda on opposite ends of the spectrum. For the least expensive you can check with the Canadian National Film Board at http://www.nfb.ca . They use a process called a Trinescope that is also used at several companies in the US for low cost video to 16mm film. However, with the Canadian exchange rate, there price ends up being about $48 (US) per minute versues places in the US that charge $60-$90 for the same process.
If you email them and ask about video to film, they will have someone contact you re: conducting a test (highly recommended), payment terms, etc.
They do not recommend you use the process if your project has a lot of wide shots, rapid camera movement, computer effects.
A higher quality, but more expensive alternative is the Four Media Corporation http://www.4mc.com. They run about $150 per minute to transfer to 16mm.
For a complete list of video to film companies, visit: http://members.xoom.com/dvfilmmaker/resources.html
-- Maxie D. Collier (email@example.com), February 19, 1999.
You can also goto a place in Burbank, CA called Ringer Films. They do a color Kinoscope to 16 or 35mm.
-- Harry (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 22, 1999.
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