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    Quote Originally Posted by Worker 11811 View Post
    Most major movies are still produced on 35mm film. Only around 15% of all movie theaters worldwide have converted to digital. In some areas that is higher or lower but, on average, Hollywood is still 80% or 90% film based.

    There are an average of 2 or 3 movies produced by Hollywood per week. (Let's say 2 per week.)

    An average of 1,500 to 2,000 35mm release prints are struck for each movie. (Let's say 1,7000 for ease of calculation.)

    Your average movie is 120 minutes long.

    There are 90 feet of film for every minute of movie.

    90 * 120 * 1700 * 2 = 36,720,000 feet of film produced just to meet Hollywood's weekly demand for theater release prints. That's a little over 6, 900 miles of film per week. 27,600 miles of film per month.

    The earth is 24,900 miles in circumference at the equator. Therefore, every month Hollywood needs enough film to encircle the world just to meet its demand for movies!

    This does not include Foriegn, European and independent movies. This does not include the Bollywood movies produced in India. This does not include film used in the production of movies. (e.g. camera film, duplication and lab film.) This does not include film that ends up on the cutting room floors.

    I don't know exactly how much film is produced every year to satisfy our demand for movies but it sure is a lot!

    I don't see film going away any time soon.
    And there are people who say film processing is a niche market LOL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stephen Frizza View Post
    And there are people who say film processing is a niche market LOL.
    In my experience, quality processing and quality printing have always been a niche market.
    I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
    When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.

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    ah now that I have to agree on! I think one awesome thing about the digital revolution is that now with so many photographers having gone to digital there is no excuse for a lab to not give quality processing and printing. Labs should be able to focus on their clients more intimately and give a far higher level of care than when being a sausage factory churning out thousands of rolls of film and prints a day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Worker 11811 View Post
    The earth is 24,900 miles in circumference at the equator. Therefore, every month Hollywood needs enough film to encircle the world just to meet its demand for movies!

    This does not include Foriegn, European and independent movies. This does not include the Bollywood movies produced in India.
    As long as India loves movies we don't have to be afraid... India is by far the biggest movie producer in the world:

    - India produced a total of 2961 films in 2009, that means 57 movies per week. And not all of them are thy typical sing-and-dance-a-lots about unfulfilled love.

    - There are more than 13,000 cinemas in India, and they all need film copies.

    - Many movies are longer than 90 minutes (blockbuster example: Ghajini, 180 minutes, and it's an amazing movie)

    - Hollywood films sold just 2.6 billion tickets worldwide, Indian studios entertained 3.6 billion people.

    - 30 film production companies are listed in the National Stock Exchange of India.

    So, I guess that Kodak and Fuji will survive a few years more (Agfa has some motion picture film, too, I heard).
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    As Bollywood production expands, it uses more and more Fuji film stock even though Fuji stock represents a minor fraction of cinema films produced. It nevertheless decreases Kodak production and increases Fuji production.

    IDK what that does to the overall balance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Photo Engineer View Post
    As Bollywood production expands, it uses more and more Fuji film stock even though Fuji stock represents a minor fraction of cinema films produced. It nevertheless decreases Kodak production and increases Fuji production.

    IDK what that does to the overall balance.

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    I really have no idea!

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    I do. I asked an indian producer, and he said they prefer the colors of certain Fuji films (don't ask me which).

    No.

    It's the economy, stupid.

    In a country where the annual income is still below $1,000 and specialists earn $300-400 per month a low price is THE brownie point.

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    Taking a note:

    Need to get some big rolls of Fuji motion picture film, have it cut down to 136/36, invent a good name "Bollywood Color 100" maybe? and earn a fortune.
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    Wouldn't rem-jet backing prevent it being processed in normal processors? Cine processors have an alkaline prewash to remove the rem-jet and carnuba wax coating on the back of the (camera) film

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    Quote Originally Posted by andrewkirkby View Post
    Wouldn't rem-jet backing prevent it being processed in normal processors? Cine processors have an alkaline prewash to remove the rem-jet and carnuba wax coating on the back of the (camera) film
    No problem. I will blame the customers

    It seems that some precautions must be taken:

    http://www.apug.org/forums/forum40/1...ng-remjet.html

    So, it's probably better to process these films at home in C41 because some labs might not quite like Remjet sludge in their tanks. Officially these films are to be processed in a process named ECN-2, and there are movie labs in many countries, but their prices are not really compatible with amateur photographer budgets.

    On the other hand, Fuji even has an ISO 500 Reala, interesting....
    Last edited by cmo; 07-30-2010 at 05:39 AM. Click to view previous post history.
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