Was interested to read about her shooting on 65mm. She is a bit confused about the format; she says her cinematographer bought a used IMAX camera and then a few sentences later she says, “It is so surreal to have a camera in your possession that shot 2001: A Space Odyssey and Lawrence of Arabia.”
Not if you’ve got an IMAX camera; 2001: A Space Odyssey and Lawrence of Arabia were shot on 5 perforation 65mm. Her cinematographer’s camera, if it is an IMAX, shoots 15 perforations per frame. I suspect someone told her something like, ‘her IMAX camera uses 65mm film, the same size film that 2001: A Space Odyssey and Lawrence of Arabia were shot on.’
It seems that one way to help make this work might be for Kodak to outfit a motorhome as a mobile lab to process 35mm negative film and if possible, either print 35mm dailies or telecine the processed negative to create a one-light video daily. The mobile lab would be maintained by Kodak to their specifications and rented out to the production on location. I'm not sure if such a mobile lab's requirements (water, power, etc.) could be met on location, but if not, the mobile lab could at least be set up in the nearest town in order to service the location production.
This would serve as an alternative to shipping the exposed film stock from location.
It's alittle sad that Zierra made this documentary and didn't bring up that Leon Vitali and Stanley Kubrick apparently were born on the same month and day, but 20 years apart; Kubrick was born on July 26, 1928 (confirmed) while Vitali was born on July 26, 1948 (per Wikipedia). Astrologers, at least, would probably be able to make something out of that.