June 26, 2017 at 6:45PM


Info on Shooting 35mm Film

So with about a year of on-and-off research on shooting 35mm film I've realized there doesn't seem to be any modern, step-by-step tutorials or lessons on shooting film. Anything from which camera to use, choosing stock, perf, etc.
I was thinking about documenting my potential upcoming use of shooting on 35mm film to offer something like this - is that something anyone would be interested in? Or a waste of time haha.
Or am I missing a great resource that already offers this online. I couldn't find anything concrete.


There are a few sources that can be had for motion picture film. If you are looking for information in general you can look at "Student filmmaker's handbook" by kodak


I believe that Kodak has a free PDF available as well.

Other resources are going to be Kodak, and your camera rental house.

As well you can talk to the folks at Fotokem, film sales and they can help guide you though.

Why 35 and not 16?

June 27, 2017 at 3:55PM


Thanks Joseph! A lot of those I've seen, definitely useful tools and helped me prep to feel ready for my venture into film.
16mm is certainly an option, however I want to do 35mm if the budget is there due to the landscapes we will be shooting in. 35mm Anamorphic I feel is a great way to tell our story, and will be slightly more comfortable for me since I've shot that way with digital capture.

Ben Meredith

June 27, 2017 at 5:40PM

Hi Ben this is something I would love to see regardless of whether it is 16mm or 35mm I'm just beginning with my foray into shooting film and finding either resources are old, or very scattered i.e. I'm having to piece a working process together myself.

Having at least a glimpse into how you get from A-Z on this project would be useful; I really hope you're able to put something together

July 3, 2017 at 11:01AM


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