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Does anyone have experience of shooting and developing 16mm?

Hi everyone,

I was just wondering if I could perhaps get some help and 'pick some brains' about shooting 16mm?

I'm in the early stages of developing some micro-features and I'd love to try and shoot one of them on B&W 16mm. However, I'm reverse-engineering the ideas and starting with the "practical producing costs" first and working out what could be achievable with each format before assigning the right creative idea.

Most ideas are 3 characters, a few locations maximum range, etc. Nothing too strenuous for a microfeature shot analog!

The last time I shot with film stock was around 2010/2011 with a Bolex camera and I believe it was actually Super 8mm instead of 16mm so either way I'm a little rusty and costs would have definitely changed since then in many ways.

I've been doing research but I'm a little overwhelmed with the different types of stock and at this stage, I'm just looking to get rough estimates and costs. So if there's anyone out there who is more experienced with shooting and developing 16mm, would it be possible to ask you a few questions?

Basically, if anyone can suggest the best places to get film stock and develop it, the best places to hire the right cameras for this, as well as helping me with pre-emptively estimating costs at this stage, it would all be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks in advance,

5 months ago