Monthly Archives: February 2015

Pause of the Clock – 20 Years Later

lr001_cr1-4-mov-still001

Until relatively recently, 16mm and super 16 were the mediums of choice for anyone who wanted to make a feature film with limited resources. With the glut of independent features shot quickly and digitally over the past five years, it’s hard not to get excited about recent features like LISTEN UP PHILIP, HAPPY CHRISTMAS, and GOD HELP THE GIRL being shot on 16mm on relatively small budgets even though, to the best of our knowledge, these films were exhibited only on DCP.

The few film schools that still offer classes in 16mm production tend to warn their students that it takes a patient person to work with the medium. Unless you’re in California or New York, it takes several business days for your film to be processed and printed, and if you’re lucky enough to work with optical printers, that crossfade you can drop in in Final Cut Pro in a few seconds can take a few hours to set up and execute. Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Comments Off on Pause of the Clock – 20 Years Later

Corn’s-A-Comin’ to a Town Near You!

CAP_Still
Catch the Northwest Chicago Film Society’s newly restored 35mm print of Corn’s-A-Poppin’ at one of these fine venues:

Feb. 21
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA

Mar. 17 & 23
George Eastman House, Rochester, NY

Apr. 3 & 4
Cleveland Cinematheque, Cleveland, OH

We guarantee that you’ll leave the screening humming a tune and wanting a balloon.

Posted in News | Comments Off on Corn’s-A-Comin’ to a Town Near You!