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#1100290
Topic
Cinderella (1950) 35mm Preservation!
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Here is a comparison to a 16mm scan:

Keep in mind that mine came from the compressed After Effects preview file as I don’t have the DNG files yet. The 16mm scan came from a compressed BD25 file.

Although the colours differ between the two scans, you’ll notice that the saturation levels are similar in both.

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#1098808
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The Good The Bad & The Ugly - 35MM IB Tech Preservation!
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#1095275
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TITANIC 35mm Preservation!
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What you need to do is find a cinema that still does 35mm (or is interested in doing 35mm) and then get them to book the film. It wouldn’t be hard to convince them to book Titanic as it ticks all the right boxes: it’s a family film (both kids and adults can enjoy it), it’s a good quality film being made in the later 90’s compared to lacklustre 80’s prints, it’s a popular movie that people love. A good place to start would be your local film and tv archive, find out from them if there are any local cinemas they loan or hire prints to for exhibition and then go from there.

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#1095118
Topic
Cinderella (1950) 35mm Preservation!
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Okay, project update. To begin, here is a new video:

All donors have been sent previews of the full reels.

After reviewing the condition of this print I’ve returned to the original plan. While the print is in excellent overall condition, there are some damaged sections that will need to be replaced by scanning my print at a later time. This includes both video where up to entire scenes are missing, and audio where there is severe dropout. What this means is that there will not be a public release until I get the second print scanned in the future. Only donors will get a release from this print. It is not too late to donate, so get in contact if you are interested in donating to this project!

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#1094628
Topic
TITANIC 35mm Preservation!
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Yes what I’m saying is the scan needs to be adjusted to match how the projected print looks. When I saw the film projected for example most/all of the skies in the outdoor daytime scenes are a warm white, not grey/blue.

Whereabouts do you live? If you can see a screening on film you’ll see what I’m talking about. I would expect there to be more screenings of Titanic this year as it’s the 20th anniversary of the film.

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#1093917
Topic
TITANIC 35mm Preservation!
Time

Reel2 Preview:

alexp120 said:

To those of you in the east coast of the USA who are interested, there is a “free” 35mm screening of the film at New York City’s School of the Visual Arts Theatre.
Time: Sat, September 16, 2017, 7:30 PM – 11:30 PM EDT

That’s awesome - a FREE event!! If you go let me know how the projection compares to the scan, I’m particularly interested in the dark details and the colour temperature. I saw a Fox print recently that appears to show more details in the shadow than the US print, it could be that acetate-base prints have more shadow detail over polyester. Or it could be that the preview file doesn’t do full justice to the scan itself.

Dalemc said:

My name’s Dale and I’ve literally just signed up on OT.com, so I could comment and join in on this discussion about this TITANIC preservation project - what a bloody marvelous project it is! I’ve just this evening seen the preview video, and cannot get over how fantastic it looks.

Glad to have you here.

Would it be possible to release an uncleaned, raw version as well?

The release will have pretty minimum work done.

I’ve been collecting individual 35mm film cells from this release (pre-2012) for years, 5 frames per strip, so it’d be a TREAT to see this entire film released as a fan preservation project, with colour corrections and cleaning up done to match the actual physical film frame colours.

I’d rather you didn’t buy film strips from cutters as they destroy prints. A lot of them come from trailers and not prints (thankfully), but I would love to be able to scan the July-release trailer if we can find one. 😃

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#1093626
Topic
Beauty and the Beast 35mm "Help Needed"
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Soupdrinker0 and titanic have each donated some more funds towards this. It brings the total up to €1000 (it was actually a little below that). Thanks go to both of them for their amazing support.

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#1093610
Topic
Cinderella (1950) 35mm Preservation!
Time

Some more donations were received over the last few days from ahughes03, Soupdrinker0, titanic, and one other person. Thanks go to all of you. We should be able to begin scanning soon.

Please consider donating to this if you haven’t already done so.

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#1092092
Topic
35mm prints coming up for sale
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Han Frugrohl said:

I post this just as an update if someone is interesred. I found that the same eBay user that’s auctioning BATMAN also has all this prints for sale:

BATMAN (1989)

Current eBay listing: http://www.ebay.com/itm/253055833635

He’s dropped the price of Batman down to $800 with free shipping. I don’t think it will last much longer unsold at that price. If you guys want to scan the film I suggest buying that print. This film has been talked about for a while, and you’re far better off spending a little extra on a good print. Scanning will be about $650 if there’s interest.

The last prints of Batman I saw come up for sale on eBay all sold for around $800 and weren’t in “like new” condition. Based on that I would expect you will get most or maybe all of the purchase price back on sale of the print.

If there’s interest in buying the print send me a message. I can’t put money into it as I’m concentrated on Disney, we need one person who wants to put up the $800 or two people to go in 400 each.

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#1091979
Topic
The Aristocats LPP 35mm found!
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That’s a great find if the condition of the print is accurate. But he lists it as “like new” and says that one reel is from a different probably UK print and faded - that’s not “like new”.

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#1091510
Topic
The Mummy (1999) 35mm Feature Film SCOPE print!!!
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Yeah, focus on stuff you want to do Ray. The Mummy wouldn’t be my first choice for a scanning project, but I don’t feel the need to tell everyone that - what projects people want to create is up to them. We have access to some very rare prints if you want to scan them, as I mentioned in the other thread. 😃

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#1091507
Topic
Walt Disney Classics 4K
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Just to remind people, the IB technicolor prints I have access to: Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Lady and the Tramp, and yes 20,000 Leagues if there’s interest in that are all in excellent condition. We won’t find them in better condition to scan.

This is why I need help, I don’t want to loose the opportunity to scan prints in excellent condition. They will need very little digital clean up for release. If we loose an opportunity like this we could spend years looking for prints in similar condition.

And I also need more hard drives, I haven’t spent any donated money on hard drives, it’s all been used on scanning costs. If anyone wants to help with storage, I need to get 2x WD Gold 6TB as soon as I can afford it (price is $253 ea) plus another external 8TB sometime ($200).

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#1091162
Topic
Walt Disney Classics 4K
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Right, that’s why I told you we can scan 20,000 Leagues if you come up with the scanning fee. There’s lots of films that can be scanned if someone pays for it, but it’s not going to automatically happen.

I’m focused at the moment on Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty (both IB Tech). I may also have an opportunity for Lady and the Tramp on IB Tech as well. If anyone is interested in helping funding is desperately needed!! Soupdrinker has already been an amazing help, as have a few other people. 😃

IB Tech prints are the closest to a negative that we can access. They are far superior to LPP, and also show improvements over other stocks of their era.

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#1091106
Topic
Walt Disney Classics 4K
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My focus is on the animations. I can get 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea scanned if you want to pay the fees (about $800 or so all up).

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#1090619
Topic
Walt Disney Classics 4K
Time

Okay guys, I’m currently working on getting a number of IB Tech Disney prints scanned at 4K. IB Tech prints will be much better quality than Kodak prints, especially LPP prints. At the moment I’m getting choked by funding unfortunately - it’s difficult to find prints in good condition given their age. I need to buy at least one new hard drive soon, and pay some other bills associated with all this stuff. If anyone can help out please message me there are some opportunities I don’t want to see lost. 😃

We may also have the opportunity to scan at least one IB Tech print in Europe on an Arri 6K soon as well.

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