Projected Derann print:
Any idea what bulb was used for that photo? A lot of old films projected with a newer xenon bulb or some such thing will look much cooler than they would have theatrically with a vintage bulb. Not saying this one was, but it looks pretty cool to me.
I don’t know, but I recently saw one of these prints projected, and it looked very similar. This is also what I see on 1997 SE frames I have. I’m personally more interested in what is seen on the print, because while it’s great to use vintage bulbs, the underlying assumption is, that the bulb burns at the same temperature as it did a few decades ago, whereas I believe lights become warmer with age, and so projecting a film with a vintage bulb may not be the most accurate representation.
That’s a fair point about aging bulbs, but any recent projection you saw was also likely with a cooler bulb unless someone went really out of their way. Still, I like your results regardless of the bulb discussion, and that’s what matters most. I’d consider your take a neutral “what’s on the print” timing. Even if you do want to bias it for a tungsten bulb down the line, your timing is still the best place to start.