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ccateni

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#1368740
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Big Trouble In Little China (John Carpenter, 1986) – 35mm Scan opportunity (a WIP)
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LucasGodzilla said:

So a bit of news, I have been talking with a few associates about their rates on scanning lately and an interesting development came out of it that’ll help this preservation for sure. We’ve managed to work out a bit of a compromise where the scanning fees and rate will go by a reel by reel basis. Meaning, with the current amount of funding pledged to the pot, we have enough to cover the rental fee of the print as well as the scanning of the first reel. Our hopes are that once that first reel gets scanned, it’ll entice more folks to help out and chip in to see the scan reach eventual completion.

So anyways, with that said, I am currently contacting those who’ve pledged to collect funds to send over to the scanner and whatnot.

Hopefully now we’ll be able to see some real progress with this. And on a further upside with this forum in particular, with the first reel scanned, hopefully it’d help anyone’s ventures into regrading one of the HD masters to the print colors.

What do you think the status is on the project with the amount you currently have?

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#1324709
Topic
The Lion King (1994) - 35mm (a donors-only project - Released)
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SpookyDollhouse said:

little-endian said:

Papai2013 said:

Film grain and rich photochemical hues create a glorious look and feel that digital images cannot capture or reproduce.

That - at least in that generalization - isn’t true, but a statement rather driven by (somewhat understandable) nostalgia and a breeze of voodoo which is especially famous in the audio sector, where any digital step in between is coming right from the devil himself.

I am quite confident that given the right amount of effort (and money), one could take any “oh so glorious look and feel” of a film print, have it scanned with the very best of scanners, sample it at insane rates, bit depth, color space, precision and whatnot and have it reproduced in a similar - way over the top - method and no one would be able to pass a “blind” test (admittedly a term which doesn’t figure in the best way in this case). Same would be true in the audio domain where a lot cheaper equipment would suffice for people to be unable to distinguish the oh so much natural vinyl sound from its PCM (or even lossy encoded) pendant.

Thus, Disney and others fiddling around with the originals is by far rather a political problem than a technical one.

Try harder toots.

toots?
like what tools are you referring to?

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#1292585
Topic
The Lion King (1994) - 35mm (a donors-only project - Released)
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Dr. Cooper said:

ccateni said:

movies8414 said:

Is it too late to donate for a copy?

No, I think he will still accept them.
You have to pm him first though.

I already sent movies8414 a PM, but didn’t get an answer yet. 😉

ccateni said:

B.T.W. Will you do a color restore or correction on the 35mm restoration after you release the original restoration?

What exactly do you mean? Of course I’ll do a grading on the scan before it gets released. Otherwise it’ll look pale and grey or maybe it has a strange tint. 😉
Or did you mean previews from the raw scan when you said “original restoration”? Don’t know yet whether I’ll be creating previews or if donors will have to wait a little longer until the graded version is finished like I did with my previous projects. First it has to be scanned anyway. 😄

Either way, both answered my question.