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    odie reacted to mercer in Magic Lantern Raw Video   
    No, not without an external recorder. But with the experimental build and 14 Bit Lossless, file sizes are dramatically smaller without any loss in quality. Also if you use MLVFS file system for post, the files open up in Resolve without any transcoding to DNGs. The whole process is really quite simple now.
    Honestly, all Zeiss lenses, I’ve tested, work great with ML Raw. I’ve tested Rollei Zeiss, Contax Zeiss and the ZF Classics.
    Although, the newer ZF versions are a bit sharper, I prefer the West German made Rollei Zeiss. I find they have the perfect mix of sharpness, color separation and character with my 5D3.
    Here’s a frame from the 50mm 1.8...

    And here’s a frame from the 25mm 2.8...

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    odie got a reaction from Mattias Burling in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K   
    +1
     
    ...and I hope they pick up my film which is being shot on a super 16 Arr sr 2
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    odie reacted to Mattias Burling in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K   
    It still seems like you haven't fully understood. The Netflix 4K requirement is for productions made by Netflix. I can use whatever I want and if it's good enough they will accept.
    To this day almost half of all the movies at the Oscars etc are shot on film or HD. And they all go on Netflix.
    Netflix even still pick up TV shows shot on s16.
    This has been talked about to death on this forum in the past. So let's get back to the real subject.
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    odie got a reaction from hansel in FS7 in 2019   
    I’m filming with a super 16 mm film camera in 2019 so I wouldn’t worry
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    odie got a reaction from webrunner5 in FS7 in 2019   
    I’m filming with a super 16 mm film camera in 2019 so I wouldn’t worry
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    odie got a reaction from hansel in I am at Photokina. What would you like me to ask?   
    from the Kodak booth is  Ektachrome in 35mm finally officially on-sale. 
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    odie got a reaction from Deadcode in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    I shoot mostly on film but I always need a lowlight camera for inserts (I’m using the 5d3 ML now which is really good)) still I might test this camera when it comes out 
     
    but guys 198 pages for a camera??
     
    stop the chit chat and get out there and shoot!
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    odie reacted to jonpais in The cameras used on Netflix's Original Films and Series   
    @eleison, I take it you don't consider yourself a 'real' dp/director, but why is it that someone using a mirrorless camera can't be considered a serious filmmaker? If someone were to shoot the next Citizen Kane or Raging Bull on a GH5 or a6500, would they be any less deserving of the title of filmmaker?  Thomas Vinterberg’s 1998 film Festen (Celebration) , among the most powerful films in my experience, was shot on Hi-8 videotape; Wong Kar Wai's decidedly lo-fi Chungking Express was shot on film as far as I know, but could just as easily have been shot with any of today's prosumer cameras (with much better quality); Nicholas Winding Refn's brilliant crime trilogy Pusher, ditto; and there is no denying that the precocious Canadian filmmaker Xavier Dolan's I Killed My Mother and Lukas Moodysson's compelling drama Lilya 4-ever (shot on 16mm film), could just as well have been shot on one of today's mirrorless cameras. 
    I would try to be a little less condescending toward filmmakers who choose to shoot with whatever they can afford.
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    odie reacted to Kisaha in The cameras used on Netflix's Original Films and Series   
    @jonpais+1 for the cinephile references, I do not know many that have seen Lilya 4-ever! also, + another 1 for the content.
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    odie got a reaction from BenEricson in Aronofsky's Mother! 16mm Genius   
    “While digital sees blue Kodak film sees shades of blue..”
     
    a remarkable view..in a very competative market with Kodak giving the dp a step up
    go to  Panavision in Woodland Hills where a super 16mm or 35mm camera is waiting ..it’s your destiny
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    odie got a reaction from Dick Sweeney in The Bolex-Anamorphot 16/32/1.5x thread   
    really great ...
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    odie reacted to HockeyFan12 in DIY Film Look   
    I think it was Fotokem or one of their competitors I think. We saved money by going with a cheaper session (first light rather than best light) and a cheaper delivery format is what I was referring to, lower quality processing and scan. We were basically grading proxies. They wanted $50k extra for a proper scan, which would have been worth it, but it wasn't in the budget and the look of the film suffered for it, though I think we did well with what we had.
    The increase in budget for shooting film rather than video was between $100-$200k. I believe the budget for the feature was just under $1 million. I don't know more, I wasn't a producer on it, just worked in camera department.
    That does seem like a very good price. But even at $200 for a roll of 16mm film and $200 for development and scan (lower than I've ever seen available, but consistent with what you suggest) that's $400 for ten minutes of footage (inevitably the ends don't get used, or it would be 11 minutes). At a very conservative shooting ratio of 15:1, a 100 minute feature would cost $60,000 extra at those very low rates (which I still have yet to find).
    I agree, I have seen small features shot competently for under $500k and so $560k isn't that much more. But the extra costs in terms of support gear, monitoring, and lighting (500 ISO film is about as clean as 3200 ISO digital, you have a ton of over but your under is just dreadful) push things up much higher. I just can't figure out the math. Even if everyone is working for free, I can't imagine a budget under $200k for a 16mm feature.
    I know the story about Primer, but that's sort of the extreme example of a 1:1 shooting ratio and shooting in someone's garage. 99% of stories won't work with those limitations and the budget was much higher than that once it was polished up for a salable deliverable.
    What features have you shot on 16mm for under $5k? Were they small stories like that or were you able to scale up efficiently beyond that? Did you pay the crew? What gear did G&E gear and how big was the crew? I still can't do the math. 
    I used to shoot a fair amount of 16mm (for student films and stuff, never professionally), and even back in those days when film was cheap it was still hundreds of dollars extra for a short exercise versus shooting digitally. 
    Nevertheless, for the money, film is still a great deal and I like your idea of using a digital b camera sparingly. I still plan to shoot my next short on film, but I'm budgeting a few thousand dollars extra just for a 10-minute short and planning to shoot with a tiny tiny ratio.
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    odie reacted to jasonmillard81 in 1080 vs. 4K: What is REALLY necessary?   
    The following conversation gave me pause and I am hoping to get a few questions answered by more knowledgeable individuals:
     
     
    One of the topics discussed was how these DPs feel that are sort of forced to use digital and many long for the days of film.  In addition they seem to acknowledge the necessity to keep up with the 4K, 6K, and 8K race but that sometimes the preferable image is of a much lower resolution and they spend time trying to achieve that by softening the image up etc. as they (maybe Deakins) feel that the audience finds the optimal image to not be so "realistic".
     
    I'm curious on what everyone's opinions are.  If one isn't doing paid work and 4K+ aren't demanded then you still get away with investing in a new product that is 1080P if the image is currently seen as not only acceptable but desirable?
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    odie got a reaction from mercer in DIY Film Look   
    yes..and it's really cheap (for a no budget filmmaker it's great) with short ends you can now film in 35mm with a super 16mm budget..
    also Panavision has super deals on 35mm cameras..and sometimes will sponsor you .. 

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    odie reacted to mercer in DIY Film Look   
    Can you still buy short ends? That used to be a great way to save on film costs, of course you were limited to what stock they had available at the time. 
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    odie got a reaction from jcs in DIY Film Look   
    who did the scan on that film...?  Who was your DP?    If a lab does a bad scan (it's rare)..but they'll do it again for free.   200k was the budget of the completed movie?   the latest quote I got for two 400 rolls of 35mm and 3 rolls of super 16mm was 700 dollars for developing and top pro scan.  Just call one of the kodak labs...
     
    if you're nervous start with one roll of film...it's cheap...you can make a full length movie with super 16mm for under 5 thousand
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    odie got a reaction from enny in Living frugally...   
    i have holes in my sneakers but bought a super 16mm camera and 5 rolls of kodak..(cheap but not that cheap)
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    odie got a reaction from Chris Oh in Living frugally...   
    i have holes in my sneakers but bought a super 16mm camera and 5 rolls of kodak..(cheap but not that cheap)
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    odie got a reaction from keessie65 in The Bolex-Anamorphot 16/32/1.5x thread   
    really great ...
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    odie reacted to keessie65 in The Bolex-Anamorphot 16/32/1.5x thread   
    short film with my Bolex. 
     
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    odie reacted to keessie65 in The Bolex-Anamorphot 16/32/1.5x thread   
    and a film at The Winter Efteling; 
     
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    odie reacted to anto in No Joke - RAW 4K on the 5D Mark III   
    I sold my A7s too 
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    odie got a reaction from Stanley in I'm so trendy :)   
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    odie reacted to jagnje in I'm so trendy :)   
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    odie got a reaction from Zach Goodwin in Kinefinity 2016 Nian new product launches   
    forget the camera..I'm thirsty too...we want the soda
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