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China Girls 2

Back in 2005 Julie Buck and Karin Segal put on an exhibition in New York called “Girls on Film”. 

Julie was manager of the Harvard Film Archive and had the task of sorting and preserving the Film Archive Collection. The exhibition was a tribute to the many anonymous women who worked in the film industry.


China Girls .

 

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For a bit of fun and curiosity I will update this post over time with images of China girls. China Girls are used to adjust and check printer density.

They provide subjective and objective colour and gray scale patches.

These patches can be read on Densitometers to confirm the process. They are a standard laboratory test film usually incoporating a face and a greyscale; used for printer line-up.

 

 

 

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Photochemical Color Timing

 

Colormaster Color Analyzer for Photochemical Color Timing

Colormaster Color Analyzer for Photochemical Color Timing

 

When it come to the ‘dark arts’ photochemical color timing and film processing has to be up there in the TOP TEN. Understanding the film lab and its physical tolerances in achieving AIM Density is as critical as having your internal color management/LUT’s spot on. (you can have the most precise Print emulation LUT in the universe, but if you are unaware of your Film Labs characteristics you could still be in for a surprise. WYSIWYG should really be What You See Is Pretty Much What You Get in the perfect world. The colors and density may be great but both digital and Film projection technologies and their visual characteristics through different light sources in different cinemas are still very …… different. )

 

 Here is a link to a pdf file that shows the effect of printer light adjustments on a print.

Adrian Hauser