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Ian Price
Phenomenal Film Handler

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From: Denver, CO
Registered: Jun 99


 - posted 08-18-2000 02:52 PM      Profile for Ian Price   Email Ian Price   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
So I got curious and called FILMACK for a catalogue. The first thing that struck me was that they are very proud of Scotchgard. They Scotchgard everything. Brad says that Scotchgard and Film-Guard don’t mix.

They sent along the Original Drive-In Theatre Trailers from the 50’s & 60’s catalogue.

I am thinking of ordering a Silence trailer, and a Let’s all go to the Lobby, trailer. But my favorite one is the Young Lover’s trailer.

“Hello Young Lovers, whoever you are… We’re glad the LOVE BUG caught up with you BUT…we must INSIST that you do not allow his bite to affect your conduct while in this theatre.
Public demonstration of affection WILL NOT be tolerated here, ‘Nuff said?
Thanks,
The Manager.”

I just want to get it for our staff.

They have about seven "clocks" in the catalogue. Their modern stuff isn't as much fun but it is customizable.

Filmack can be contacted at 1(800) Filmack or 1 (800) 345-6225

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Richard C. Wolfe
Master Film Handler

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From: Northampton, PA, USA
Registered: Apr 2000


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Filmack has some ...er, excuse me...I mean a LOT of great stuff! I use their "Let's all go to the lobby" right after the cartoon and before the trailers. People love it...they sing along with it.

Several years ago I was chatting with the senior Mr. Mack and told him how much I enjoy reading the old promotion sales catalogues "Inspiration" that they published for many decades up through the sixties I believe. I have several years worth from the mid to late fifties. I informed him that I still got lots of good ideas from those publications, and it was a shame that I couldn't get any of those great old daters and trailers to use today. He said, why not?...we still have the negatives of everything. If you want something from those catalogues, just order it. And so I did.
GREAT STUFF. You often see me chatting about showmanship...Filmack is showmanship at it's oldtime best!

I hope they never go out of business.

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Brad Miller
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From: Plano, TX (36.2 miles NW of Rockwall)
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If you tell them you do not want your prints ScotchGuarded, you can get them that way...and cheaper too.

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Dave Bird
Jedi Master Film Handler

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What does Scotchgard do? I agree, that Filmack is still around is wonderful. I have a few great clippets of their stuff. Should I ever open my DI for real, I'll be sure to patronize them, Derek and Tim too I hope. Showmanship, or lack of it, is one reason why all these commercialized chains are in trouble.

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Travis Cape
Expert Film Handler

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From: St. Louis, MO, USA
Registered: May 2000


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I have been ordering from Filmack for five years. We are using their 300 series datestrips. They are the red curtain with yellow title ones. They are so cool, especially the music. We have used the Lobby... trailer to start the show with. Unfortunately, I have had exactly one opportunity to use it where it belonged between features.

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Tim Reed
Better Projection Pays

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From: Northampton, PA
Registered: Sep 1999


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quote:
Should I ever open my DI for real, I'll be sure to patronize them, Derek and Tim too I hope.

Dave, thanks for the support! My investor and I are working on the most exciting intermission clock promo to ever come down the pike. I'm currently exploring several avenues for digitally restoring the classic clocks. Last week, I met with officials at a cutting-edge film laboratory, to explore options that will yield pristine results. So far, the numbers are crunching, and it all looks promising. Very promising.

We're still working on other particulars and the financial details, so I don't want to say too much right now.

Suffice it to say that, if all goes well, nearly every drive-in on the continent would be able to run one of our clocks next season.

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Better Projection Pays!


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John Pytlak
Film God

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Dave Bird said: "What does Scotchgard do?"

Here is a link to 3M's website information on Scotchgard Film and Photo Protector" technology:
http://www.mmmco.be/market/consumer/photogard/

Dacar Products Company offers ImageGard, a similar technology for coating film:
http://www.dacarproducts.com/

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John P. Pytlak, Senior Technical Specialist
Worldwide Technical Services, Entertainment Imaging
Eastman Kodak Company
Research Labs, Building 69, Room 7419
Rochester, New York, 14650-1922 USA
Tel: 716-477-5325 Fax: 716-722-7243
E-Mail: john.pytlak@kodak.com

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Brad Miller
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I still want to know why Dacar's Imageguard is not placed on the emulsion side of the film when TES does their "rejuventations". If someone is going to go to all that expense and trouble to make films run extra jittery and loud, why not at least coat both sides?

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Tim Reed
Better Projection Pays

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The 3-M site said it's also for use on negatives. But since the coating has a thickness (albeit a very minute one), it seems this would interfere with contact printing? Doesn't that rely on emulsion-to-emulsion contact, to maintain image integrity and sharpness?

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John Pytlak
Film God

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From: Rochester, NY 14650-1922
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Laboratories do use the UV-cured coatings on duplicate negatives, usually to "heal" base scratches they have picked up. The coatings are so thin that any sharpness loss is minimal. The surface quality of the coatings (streaks, ripples, roughness) is important, especially for optical printing. The contact printer may need to be optimized to assure good transport and sharpness, and minimize Newtons Rings, however.

You may be recalling that "contact printing through the base" results in significant sharpness loss because the thickness of polyester base is nominally 0.0047 inches (120 micrometres, and contact printing through it scatters the imaging light. These UV-cured coatings are less than a few microns thick, so their effect on sharpness is minimal.

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John P. Pytlak, Senior Technical Specialist
Worldwide Technical Services, Entertainment Imaging
Eastman Kodak Company
Research Labs, Building 69, Room 7419
Rochester, New York, 14650-1922 USA
Tel: 716-477-5325 Fax: 716-722-7243
E-Mail: john.pytlak@kodak.com


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