Actually, $110/hr for post sync is a reasonable price. If you plan to transfer negative to video, you shouldn't ever see a flatbed. Your time code and key code numbers will be used from your video cut to conform your negative. Sound syncing is either done by the lab or on your editing computer/edit deck. If you choose to have the lab do it, it should be very quick and simple, assuming that you have neat and organized camera and sound logs and your sound mixer and cinematographer marked and recorded sound and pix in a semi-professional manner. I would get a price quote first but it shouldn't be more than an hour or two of labor. It really depends on how good of records you keep, which is why you're smart to look into that before you shoot your film. It's a very simple task if you keep good records.
Storing Film Stock
If I use reversal film, contrast would decrease when I do push process. Is it true? I heard from a friend of mine he said he read contrast decreases. Please let me know the answer. I am sure I know the contrast increases when I use negative push process.
Second, usually, I think people keep raw stock in refrigerator if they don't have real stock place, stable humidity and temparature. I should do same thing? I really care about food and drink in refrigerator making film so bad. How can I keep raw stock? Do you have any recommendation?
Syncing without Timecode
I'm shooting a film, and wanted to know if I could record dialog on a non timecode dat or even a minidisc recorder, and rerecord the sound in bulk to a timecode dat, then sync up the video transfer of my film with the sound on an avid. Is that the way to do it cheaply but effectively? I've heard conflicting reports as to how well sound can be synced to a video transfered picture because of the change in frame rate. Also, when people refer to sound needing to be resolved, is that just aligning the sound speed to picture speed? We would really appreciate your consultation, so when we start filming next week everything will be fine, and we can shoot in confidence!
1st 16mm camera
I will be purchasing my first 16mm camera, and I had some questions. I have a budget of $15,000 through American Express Equipment Financing,
and I am interested in getting the best package I can for the purpose of making 16 mm (or Super 16mm) indie films.
I own a recording studio, so I knowledge about recording
sound just not in terms of cameras (sync etc.)
I know Arriflex, but I have little experience with the 16S, 16BL, and SR3.
I have even less knowledge about Bolex.
So ultimately my question is this ... can you suggest the best set up with these budget requirements?
I´m an independent filmmaker in Mexico and I´ll be making a b/w 16mm short film. Some people have said to me that there are film labs that transfers the negative straight to video making a positive image on video without the extra cost of having to make a positive film print first. I´d like to know if this is correct and what the transfer quality would be. I hope you could help me.
Wild Sound with the Arri S
I do not have a problem shooting with an arri s and recording sound "wild"-in fact if you transfer film to vhs you can do all sorts of things with sound while you edit-re record dialogue, add ambient sound, add music,etc-crystal sync is great but it is not the only way to go as i see it.
Sound syncing is just as simple on an AVID, but you may end up paying more for editing time on the machine syncing sound than it will cost in the lab. WARNING: if you plan to sync sound in this manner, you ABSOLUTELY MUST HAVE THE AUDIO RESOLVED AT THE LAB. If you don't, you will have a horrible nightmare trying to match pix running at 30fps or 29.97fps to sound that was recorded in real time with pix at 24fps.