Film Technology Company, Inc.
Now in our 40th year!
726 N. Cole Avenue
Hollywood CA 90038
Office (323) 464-3456
Fax (323) 464-7439
What we do ......
Assessment of film elements and
documentation of physical condition is often the first step on the road
of a film preservation project.
Film Technology offers considerable expertise in this area
providing brief or detailed evaluations of most film gauges.
Evaluation reports are provided in printed or database form.
Film Preservation Masters
Master negatives or master positives
from 35mm, 16mm or 8mm originals, color or black-and-white represent
Film Tech's core work in producing preservation masters.
Technicians skilled in the handling of shrunken, deteriorated or
damaged originals, repair films to high standards before running them on
printers specially designed to accommodate fragile originals.
Archives and exhibitors continue to show
film-originated subjects as film.
Film Tech offers quality answer prints and release prints in 35mm
Film to Video Transfers
The quality of film to video transfers
can vary widely. This
quality depends as much on the expertise and experience of the people
doing the transfer as the type and condition of the equipment used for
the transfer. High quality
people and high quality equipment at Film Tech means you can expect high
quality film to tape transfers.
Fully color corrected or basic transfers in either NTSC or PAL,
standard definition, are available.
Video to Video Transfers
Video to video transfers are offered to
make protection masters from original tapes, and access copies in the
same format or different formats.
Two-inch, half-inch open reel, and
various one-inch formats are largely considered obsolete today.
Film tech can handle deteriorating or hard to play tapes.
We maintain functional equipment to play these and other formats
in order to transfer their content to contemporary formats.
Whether analog or digital, a motion picture
soundtrack, a video soundtrack, or just a stand-alone audio recording,
virtually all tracks are either stored on magnetic media or on film as
an optical track. The making
of direct transfers from these sources to new media is done by Film
Above and beyond basic sound transfer,
tracks often require extensive cleanup due to age and use.
Film Tech provides comprehensive sound restoration services.
Motion picture film has a long history as a means of producing and storing moving images. In spite of aging problems with nitrate and acetate film bases, film has outlasted its "electronic" competitors many times over. Today the wide use of polyester based film stocks in the making of preservation masters means even longer life, potentially hundreds of years when proper storage techniques are employed.
Motion picture archives throughout the
Film Technology has restored countless motion pictures for virtually all American film studios. Film Tech's work is seen in hundreds of feature films and television series shown by broadcasting organizations throughout the world.
With today's growing awareness of the importance of preserving moving images, individuals with private collections, home movies or otherwise, routinely come to Film Tech for assistance in preserving their moving images.