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Daniel D. Teoli Jr.
Film Handler

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From: New York, NY, USA
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 - posted August 28, 2017 04:42 PM      Profile for Daniel D. Teoli Jr.   Email Daniel D. Teoli Jr.   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I decided to see what sort of BW could be made from a faded color movie. I downloaded a sample of a faded movie I found online of a 16mm film that was projected on a wall. Seems that a faded color movie can be turned into a decent BW film.


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Bryan Chernick
Jedi Master Film Handler

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From: Bothell, WA, USA
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 - posted August 31, 2017 02:16 PM      Profile for Bryan Chernick   Email Bryan Chernick   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
So the next step is to figure out how to chemically alter the actual film to make it black and white.

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Winbert Hutahaean
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 - posted August 31, 2017 02:59 PM      Profile for Winbert Hutahaean     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I don't quite get your article Daniel. As far as I know all movie maker software can turn any type of color to B/W and later we render it to make it a full B/W film.

So what is the surprise here?



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Brian Fretwell
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 - posted September 01, 2017 02:05 AM      Profile for Brian Fretwell   Email Brian Fretwell   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I would think the surprise is how good the B&W image is, compared with the tonal range of the faded colour one.

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