[Tig] types of film (technicolor)

Nichols Craig Craig.Nichols
Wed Mar 9 05:28:37 GMT 2005


If YCM elements are processed and stored properly, perhaps long shelf
life is possible. But, this is not always the case.

Two classic examples of YCM restoration of elements that had shrinkage
and other problems are the masterful WB restorations of "Singing in the
Rain" and "Robin Hood".  These Technicolor films required a great deal
of digital technology to restore.

Insert standard disclaimer here...Don't work for WB, but I've spent some
time there working on Thomson equipment.

Craig Nichols
Thomson Grass Valley

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From: tig-bounces at tig.colorist.org [mailto:tig-bounces at tig.colorist.org]
On Behalf Of Tom Nottingham
Sent: Tuesday, March 08, 2005 3:16 PM
To: Rob Lingelbach; Telecine Internet Group
Subject: RE: [Tig] types of film (technicolor)

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Rob,
YCMs are a form of 3-stripe Technicolor, so yes, it still exists. YCM
separations (on black and white stock) are still the only reliable form
of
preservation. Properly processed and stored, YCMs offer more than 100
years
of preservation for photographic images. Before you digital people jump
on
the band wagon, I should point out that no one knows the shelf life of
data
tapes yet...but if video tape is any example, 20 years would be a
problem.

Tom

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On Behalf Of Rob Lingelbach
Sent:	Sunday, March 06, 2005 9:01 AM
To:	Telecine Internet Group
Subject:	[Tig] types of film (technicolor)

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a followup to our fairly recent discussion of nitrate film.

I was watching the video of a transfer of a film shot in technicolor
and noted as I always have with technicolor that the color rendition is
so interestingly different, and at times more pleasing to the eye, than
current tripack emulsion negative.  It is a look that belongs to
history, I guess, unless someone would like to correct me and say that
three-strip technicolor still exists.  In fact I remember reading not
too long ago somewhere that Scorcese was interested in reviving this
film..

--Rob
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