MOSFILM Film Processing Lab

Discussion in 'Color: Film, Paper, and Chemistry' started by Mustafa Umut Sarac, Mar 12, 2010.

  1. Mustafa Umut Sarac

    Mustafa Umut Sarac Subscriber

    Oct 29, 2006
    35mm RF
    I was asking myself How can I make the same look from film at Andrei Tarkovsky , Stalker movie , Sepia BW . It was just like Pt / Pd.
    Than I thinked to look for their lab , It is MOSFILM.
    Is there any one who tried their lab ?

    Best ,

    Mustafa Umut Sarac


    The Film Processing Laboratory of the Mosfilm Cinema Concern has at its disposal up-to-the-minute production equipment; the manufacturing processes are based on the most advanced technologies in the field of negative and positive film processing. In the laboratory high-skilled specialists work and assure high quality of finished products.

    The Film Processing Laboratory of the Mosfilm Cinema Concern includes the following main subdivisions: the section of negative film development, the section of positive film development, the section of printing, the section of colour and light setting, the section of negative cutting, the sound technical section, the section of restoration and ultrasonic cleaning of film materials, the checkout laboratory, the order desk with its packing section, the storage of starting film materials. Control of laboratory finished production quality is a duty of the technical control department of the Engineer-in-Chief Service of the Mosfilm Cinema Concern.

    development of colour negative 35 mm and 16 mm films in Kodak process ECN-II in developing machines PHOTOMEC;
    development of the negative sound track 35 mm in developing machine PHOTOMEC;
    making up of the set of starting materials;
    printing of the premiere and test copies from the negative with the duplicating machines ÂÍĞ;
    printing of release film copies from the internegative with high-speed duplicating machines ÂÍĞ;
    printing of commercial rolls from the internegative with the use of the machine for connecting of starting materials attached to the duplicating machine;
    development of colour positive film copies using ECP-2D (Kodak) process in the high-speed developing machines PHOTOMEC and DEBRIE
    negative cutting: using the working positive and the cutting record, the motion picture edited in BETACAM format and the cutting descriptor, providing of optic sound tracks and images with standard leaders, synchronization, scene selection from negative with report, selection of takes for cutting and scanning, negative preparation to video transfer;
    restoration and ultrasonic cleaning of film materials;
    emulsion restoration in the washing machine DEBRIE;
    making of the optic sound track Mono, or DOLBY SR, or DOLBY SR*D, or DTS with the use of up-to-the-minute laser equipment MWA LLK IV (Germany);
    making of interpositives and internegatives with the conventional method on “intermediate” Kodak and Fuji films;
    anti-piracy encoding of release film copy parts with the special encoding appliance;
    sensitometric testing all used colour negative and positive films as well as films for recording of optic sound tracks.
    The technical control department of the Engineer-in-Chief Service of the Mosfilm Cinema Concern carries out technical checking of rush negative, interpositives and internegatives, positive film copies, evaluates image and sound quality. To preview film copies one uses desks with monitors CTM DEBRIE (France) and KEM (Germany).

    There are two preview rooms in the technical control department; they are used for impartial checking of produced film copies. There is an up-to-the-minute multifunction cine complex in the first room equipped for 15 seats. It includes two cine-projectors Kinoton (Germany) completed with removable multi-format optical heads. The cine-complex enables to preview the picture at speeds in the range of 1 to 48 frames a second, both in forward and reverse directions, in still frame mode, in synchronous mode from two cine-projectors at one time using the common control desk, and to wind film at the speed up to 100 frames a second both in forward and reverse directions. The mono, stereo, Dolby, DTS sound reproducing system is mounted in the preview room. Besides the room is equipped with the computer system of Dolby Digital sound quality control.