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OUR PRODUCTS

With the majority of theaters transitioning to digital projection, celluloid film is becoming increasingly rare. Our framed pieces of celluloid movie film allow you to own a tangible piece of cinema history, which is why they are a must-have collectible for any movie lover. Every piece of film is hand-selected and cut from an authentic reel that once ran through a projector and played for audiences in a movie theater (unless stated otherwise in the product description).

 

We pride ourselves in providing collectors with scenes from their favorite movies in their purest form— on celluloid film. With digital compression and the lack of color standardization between screens becoming increasingly common, the only way to watch a film with its original color grading and resolution is on celluloid film. When you own one of our framed pieces of celluloid movie film, you are looking at it in the highest resolution and most accurate color possible, exactly as the filmmakers intended it. It is a framed piece of the cinematographer’s art in its truest state.

PRODUCT CARE

We do not recommend opening the frame unless absolutely necessary. If your film cell/strip slides loose and becomes off-center inside the frame, push on the indent labeled “Push” on the bottom of the frame and carefully open it. Reposition the film to the desired position, and then snap the frame closed. If the film continues to slide, reposition it again and try pinching the cell/strip from both sides of the clear membrane to create a tighter seal to hold the film in place. Do this with a microfiber cloth to avoid fingerprints. Unless doing this, it is not recommended to touch the frame’s clear membrane as it may cause unwanted creases. 

 

To prolong the life of your film and keep it from fading:

-Avoid storing it in an environment that is hot or humid

-Avoid placing it in direct sunlight for extended amounts of time

SCOPE vs FLAT

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FLAT 

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There are two common types of 35mm film prints: scope and flat

 

An image printed in scope appears thinner on the film itself compared to the way it looks when it is projected in the theater. That is because anamorphic lenses were used while filming to squeeze the image during capture inside the camera. When it was played for audiences in a theater, the projectors used an anamorphic lens to stretch the image back to its intended extra-wide aspect ratio.

 

Flat uses black bars to preserve the intended aspect ratio of the film without the use of an anamorphic lens to stretch it.

 

When it comes to collecting, both scope and flat have their benefits, and neither is more valuable than the other. The image in a scope film cell is squished to maximize the space used in the film frame, resulting in a larger image and higher resolution. A flat image is smaller on the film itself to allow space for the black bars at the top and bottom of the frame, but it is displayed in its original aspect ratio without appearing squished.

SCOPE

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ORIGINAL SCOPE

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STRETCHED WITH ANAMORPHIC LENS

FILM SIZES

35mm film

-Aspect Ratio: Typically 1.85:1 or 2.40:1, but varies

-Approx. Resolution: 4K

-Approx. average projection size: 42-60 ft wide, 19-33 ft tall

 

70mm film

-Aspect Ratio: 2.20:1

-Approx. Resolution: 6K

-Approx. average projection size: 60 ft wide, 27 ft tall

IMAX 70mm film

-Aspect Ratio: 1.43:1

-Approx Resolution: 12K

-Approx. average projection size: 72 ft wide, 52 ft tall

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IMAX 70mm film is a much taller aspect ratio. Because of that, with IMAX 70mm, you get more image on the top and bottom compared to standard 35mm.

IMAX 70MM FILM

STANDARD

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SHIPPING

U.S. Shipping

$6 for the first film product in your order. No extra charge for additional film products added to the same order.

$6 for the first art print in your order. No extra charge for additional art prints added to the same order.

International Shipping (countries outside of the U.S.)

$19 for the first film product in your order. No extra charge for additional film products added to the same order. 

$19 for the first art print in your order. No extra charge for additional art prints added to the same order.

How long will it take for me to receive my order?

Since we frame all of our film products by hand, please allow for a handling time of 1-7 days in addition to estimated delivery times for USPS Ground Advantage mail. USPS estimates 1-5 business days for Ground Advantage packages within the U.S., and 1-4 weeks for First-Class international packages. Please understand this is just an estimate provided by USPS and actual delivery times depend on USPS once your package is in their hands. 

Once we have shipped your order, our site will automatically send you an email with tracking information. If you have not received tracking information one week after placing your order, please contact us.

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