Movie Making Manual/Cinematography/Cameras and Formats/Celluloid

This Module is part of the Cinematography section of the Movie Making Manual


Note that wikipedia has some excellent articles on celluloid that we should not try to replicate, instead we should point to these articles

How celluloid works

2 perf 35mmEdit

For a general description of 2-perf 35mm, see here:

Suppliers of 2-perf camerasEdit

  • Solid Entertainment (based in Malmo in Southern Sweden)
  • Mark Hope-Jones, (London, UK)



footage per minute:
1min @ 25fps on 4-perf 35mm = 93.8ft
1min @ 25fps on 2-perf 35mm = 46.2ft
1min @ 25fps on s16mm = 37.5ft

stock costs (new):
400ft of 35mm 5218 (Kodak Vision2 500T) = £142.80
400ft of 16mm 7218 (Kodak Vision2 500T) =  £80.33

developing (Technicolor):
16mm = 9p/foot
35mm = 11.5p/foot

So, the total costs per minute for stock + dev @ 25fps: 

4-perf 35mm = £44.27
2-perf 35mm = £21.81
super-16mm  = £10.91

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