Movie Making Manual/Cinematography/Cameras and Formats/Celluloid

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This Module is part of the Cinematography section of the Movie Making Manual

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Note that wikipedia has some excellent articles on celluloid that we should not try to replicate, instead we should point to these articles

How celluloid works

2 perf 35mm[edit]

For a general description of 2-perf 35mm, see here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3-perf_pulldown#2-perf

Suppliers of 2-perf cameras[edit]

  • Solid Entertainment (based in Malmo in Southern Sweden)
  • Mark Hope-Jones, mhope-jones@arrimedia.com (London, UK)

Costs[edit]

GBP:

footage per minute:
1min @ 25fps on 4-perf 35mm = 93.8ft
1min @ 25fps on 2-perf 35mm = 46.2ft
1min @ 25fps on s16mm = 37.5ft

stock costs (new):
400ft of 35mm 5218 (Kodak Vision2 500T) = £142.80
400ft of 16mm 7218 (Kodak Vision2 500T) =  £80.33

developing (Technicolor):
16mm = 9p/foot
35mm = 11.5p/foot

So, the total costs per minute for stock + dev @ 25fps: 

4-perf 35mm = £44.27
2-perf 35mm = £21.81
super-16mm  = £10.91

External Links[edit]