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Cinderella (1950) and Pinocchio (1940) 35mm Preservations! Help needed!

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Hi guys! As many of you know I borrowed and scanned an IB Tech Cinderella print last year (here). I have now moved to phase 2 of that project (with a release of the borrowed print forthcoming to all donors within a few weeks). I have sent my print (also IB Tech) to be scanned, and it is to be done professionally at full 4K triple-flashed. I have so far a handful of sample frames, here’s one (full 4K):

I also have another project. Brace yourselves. Pinocchio - 1940 from two IB Tech prints. One is complete in very good condition, the other is dying from VS and only some reels can be scanned.

I’m already very overdue on one payment of ~$220 and I feel really bad about it so any help would be very much appreciated. All donors will receive early previews to all scanned reels. You will also get the early full quality exclusive release of Cinderella from “Print 1” (also a very good print I must say) that I plan to have ready by the end of this month.

Here is Reel 1 of Cinderella from the “borrowed print”. This is not full quality, just a preview encode:

https://mega.nz/#!Mqhl2JhT!uKe-SIIxTzv_e_7WNBXvq8GFlIowmK6t4B0nODC8DTM

Funding target: $1800

Donors:

  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous
  • kchrules
  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous

Current total: $290

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I can toss maybe a little pinch? It wouldn’t be much, but at least as a token.

"Right now the coffees are doing their final work." (Airi, Masked Rider Den-o episode 1)

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Where would one go to donate to this cause?

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Awesome! Excited to see Cinderella.

Do you know if there are any restoration projects for Snow White?

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OMG!! can’t wait to see the rest of the transfert! it looks awesome! thanks for your work, i can help you for something, help me if you want to know how i can help you!

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Wow, absolutely incredible, and I admire the dedication, both in time and money, you are putting into this. Definitely keeping my eyes and ears open to this from now on.

Barring setbacks funding wise, is there a timetable for when you hope to have this done? Just that Reel 1 preview alone of Cinderella is blowing my mind as a Disney fan.

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I hope to have a release from the borrowed print ready by the end of the month - but that is for donors only. A release from my print is probably a year or more away at this point. But FYI, if the old Cindy scan is blowing your mind - just wait until you see Pinocchio. I have one of the best prints in private hands.

I’ve had to increase the funding goal. This is just for scanning related costs and won’t cover the full amount either, but is enough that I could afford the rest. If it helps motivate you guys - between I paid about $2500 to purchase these two prints.

So far I’ve only had one donation towards these, from freedomland (THANKS!) I’ll be getting back to everyone that has offered shortly. 😄 I’ll also be starting a ledger so if anyone wants anonymity please say so in private conversation.

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I’m interested in donating to this, but would you be able to get a copy over to the UK?

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I’ve sent you a message, click the speech bubble at the top-right of the page to the left of your avatar.

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I got an extra donation, THANKS!

Here’s a screenshot from the existing Cinderella scan (download at full size ~2.5K). Hmmm… interesting!

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Interesting! Do you know if both prints come from the same release? I’ve seen changes in grading when there are prints from the same film but different releases, but two IB-prints from the same year also looked the same - at least for the examples I’ve seen so far. 😉

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I’m already talking to you about Alien and I’d be happy to help with this project also

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I trust they look the same, they’re just scanned very differently. Notice the colour of the soundtrack - that’s always exactly the same colour on Technicolor because it’s a silver-applicated track that is printed separately to the picture.

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Just a reminder to everyone this is a VERY long way to being paid for right now, any help will be very much appreciated!

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