Thanks so much for reaching out. I would love to help! Shoot me an email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you so much for taking the time out to watch the short and I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed it!
With me personally, it wasn't just about shooting a short on film but also positioning myself to always shoot on film when I desire to. So, I purchased my Aaton XTR Prod and Zeiss Super Speed package. In terms of Super 16 rental kits, you can find the rates extremely cheap nowadays since everyone else wants to shoot on digital. There's so many Super 16 packages lying around rental houses that they would practically give them away. You just have to look. Also, I am thinking of renting my package out so contact me if you are really interested and we can talk further.
First of all, I love your last name! -My daughter's name is Yoshi. :)
Second, I feel like I need to clarify what I meant by "I couldn't call myself a filmmaker without ever shooting on film".- Shooting on film was always a desire and personal goal of mine. So, I've always felt that if I had never reached that personal goal of pushing myself to acquire the technical skill of shooting on a format that meant so much to me then how could I ever call myself a filmmaker without ever really achieving my goals? It really had nothing to do with format but more about pushing myself past comfort levels. I really hope that people truly understand what that statement really means as I feel a true filmmaker/cinematographer must push themselves to reach their full potential. This isn't war of digital vs. film. It's about waging war against your own fears.
I tried to reply to you again as well and it didn't let me. But yea I would've never paid $450 just for a 2k scan of 400ft. I know there's places in LA that charge double that too lol
I wouldn't necessarily encourage anyone either way. But, what I will encourage is for people to stop spreading rumors that film is too expensive and not tangible. Filmmakers/Cinematographers deserve to have choices. If we allow film to "Die" then the ability to "choose" dies with it. All digital cameras pretty much use the same technology and CMOS sensors to capture an image. We think we have choices because their are some many digital cameras to choose from when in actuality they're all pretty much the same sensor with minor adjustments added or subtracted. That doesn't seem like much of a "choice" to me. Digital is where Film was a hundred years ago.
Its actually not $450 + $113....I paid $450 total which included the stock, process, and scanning. You said you paid $400 for process and scanning. I actually paid $300 for process and scanning > adding the $113 for the can + shipping came to a total of $450 for everything