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The Filmmaker's Cheatsheet
Film Aspect Ratios
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The 35 mm, 16mm, Super 35mm, and Super 16 Sizes are full aperture Ratios, or without any masks.
Hourly Crew Breakdown
8 Hour Day Rate S.T. 1.5X 2X
$175 21.88 32.82 43.76
200 25.00 37.50 50.00
224 28.00 42.00 56.00
225 28.13 42.18 56.26
240 30.00 45.00 60.00
250 31.25 46.88 62.50
280 35.00 52.50 70.00
300 37.50 56.25 75.00
320 40.00 60.00 80.00
325 40.62 60.94 81.24
350 43.75 65.63 87.50
360 45.00 67.50 90.00
375 46.88 70.32 93.76
400 50.00 75.00 100.00
425 53.13 79.69 106.26
450 56.25 84.38 112.50
475 59.38 89.05 118.76
500 62.50 93.75 125.00
10 Hour Day Rate S.T. 1.5X 2X
$175 17.50 26.25 35.00
200 20.00 30.00 40.00
224 22.40 33.60 44.80
225 22.50 33.75 45.00
250 25.00 37.50 50.00
280 28.00 42.00 56.00
300 30.00 45.00 60.00
325 32.50 48.75 65.00
350 35.00 52.50 70.00
375 37.50 56.25 75.00
400 40.00 60.00 80.00
425 42.50 63.75 85.00
450 45.00 67.50 90.00
475 47.50 71.25 95.00
500 50.00 75.00 100.00
Weight Of Film In Cans
35mm Stock (Approx.)   16mm Stock (Approx.)  
100 ft. 12 oz. 400 ft. 1.5 lbs
200 ft. 1 lb. 8 oz.    
400 ft. 2 lbs. 8 oz.    
National Airline 800 #'s
Alitalia 800-223-5730 Iberia 800-772-4642
Air Canada 800-776-3000 Lufthansa 800-645-3880
Air France 800-237-2747 Midwest Exp. 800-452-2022
Air Jamaica 800-523-5585 Northwest 800-225-2525
American 800-433-7300 PanAm 800-424-2557
Avianca 800-284-2622 Qantas 800-227-4500
BWIA Int. 800-538-2942 Southwest 800-435-9792
Bahamasair 800-222-4262 TWA 800-221-2000
British Air 800-247-9297 United 800-241-6522
Canadian 800-426-7000 US Air 800-428-4322
Continental 800-523-3273 Varig 800-468-2744
Delta 800-221-1212 Virgin 800-862-8621
National Overnight Services
UPS 1-800-742-5877    
Fed-Express 1-800-463-3339    
Delta Dash 1-800-638-7333    
Airborne Express 1-800-247-2676    
DHL 1-800-225-5345    
TWA Air Cargo 1-800-892-2746    
Incident Key Light / T-Stop
(Foot Candles)
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Formula for Calculating ScreenTime for Off Speed Shooting

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If film is transferred to video use transfer (or normal) speed projection speed. Times can be in increments (frames, seconds, minutes) as long as they are the same units on both sides.
Film Usage per minute (24 FPS)

35mm       90 ft. per minute

16mm       36 ft. per minute
Camera Aperture

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Conversion Tables
To Convert Into Multiply By
Centimeters inches .394
Cubic centimeters cubic inches .061
Cubic feet cubic meters .028
Cubic inches cubic centimeters 16.387
Cubic meters cubic feet 35.315
Cubic meters cubic yards 1.308
Cubic yards cubic meters .765
Feet meters .305
Gallons (imperial) liters 4.506
Gallons (U.S.) liters 3.785
Grams ounces (avdp.) .035
Inches centimeters 2.540
Inches millimeters 25.400
Kilograms pounds 2.205
Kilometers miles .621
Liters gallons (imperial) .220
Liters gallons (U.S.) .264
Liters ounces (fluid) 33.814
Liters pints 2.113
Liters quarts 1.057
Meters feet 3.281
Meters yards 1.094
Miles kilometers 1.609
Milliliter (c.c.) ounces (fluid) .034
Milliliter inches .039
Ounces (avdp.) grams 28.350
Ounces (fluid) liters .030
Ounces (fluid) milliliters (c.c.) 29.573
Pints liters .473
Pounds kilograms .454
Quarts liters .946
Sq. centimeters square inches .155
Square feet square meters .093
Square inches sq. centimeters 6.452
Square kilometers square miles .386
Square meters square feet 10.764
Square meters square yards 1.196
Square yards square meters .836
Ton (2000 lbs.) ton, metric .907
Ton, metric ton (2000 lbs.) 1.102
Yards meters .914
J.L. Fisher Crab Dolly 10

Maximum Lift Beam Elevation: 63 In.
Minimum Elevation (standard head): 16 in.
Minimum Elevation (long low level head): 5 in.
Vertical Beam Travel: 47 in.
Lift Capacity: 500 lbs.
Lifts per system charge: seven
Length: 54 in.
Width: 26 5/8 in.
Height (operating): 38.5 in.
Height (folded): 25 in.
Minimum Turn Radius (round steering): 22 in.
Minimum Turn Radius (conventional steering): 44 in.
Carrying Weight: 420 lbs.
Maximum Dolly Capacity: 900 Lbs.

J.L. Fisher Crab Dolly 11

Maximum Lift Beam Elevation (level head up): 51 1/2 In.
                    (level head down): 49 1/2 In.
Minimum Lift Beam Elevation (level head up): 17 1/2 in.
                    (level head down): 15 1/2 In.
Minimum Lift Beam Elevation (low level head:) 3 5/8 in.
Vertical Beam Travel: 34 in.
Lift Beam Capacity: 200 lbs.
Lifts per system: charge six
Length: 44 3/4 in.
Width: 25 3/4 in.
Height (operating): 39 5/8 in.
Height (folded): 23 1/4 in.
Minimum Turn Radius (round steering): 16 3/16 in.
Minimum Turn Radius (conventional steering): 33 1/2 in.
Carrying Weight: 320 lbs.

SUPER PEEWEE Dolly

Lens Height (without risers): 5'9"
Low Lens Height (without risers): 37"
Low Lens Height with PEEWEE Drop Down
      Attachment to Camera Base: 3"
Vertical Boom Travel: 32"
Carrying capacity of Camera Plate: 250 lbs.
      (extended 24" in any direction from the PEEWEE base plate)
Chassis Maximum Length (wheels fully extended): 43"
Chassis Minimum Length (wheels fully retracted): 34.5"
Minimum Chassis Height for Transportation: 16"
Minimum Width Door PEEWEE can be carried through: 16"
Minimum Turn Radius 24" Carrying Weight: 280 lbs.

Hybrid Dolly Lens

Height (without risers): 6'7"
Low Lens Height (without risers): 30.5"
Vertical Boom Travel: 44"
Carrying Capacity (with 5 good lifts): 500 lbs.
Maximum Boom Lifts (fully charged): 6 Lifts
Chassis Length (maximum): 54 in.
           (minimum): 46 in.
Minimum Width Door Hybrid Can Be Carried Through: 18"
Minimum Chassis Height for Transportation: 18 in.
Minimum Turn Radius: 37.5 in.
Carrying Weight: 395 lbs.

Popular Film Camera Systems
Camera Name Format Sound Speeds
Arriflex 35-3 35MM MOS w/high speed base 6 to 130 FPS
Arriflex 35BL-4S 35MM Yes 6 to 40 FPS
Arriflex 535 35MM Yes 3 to 50 FPS
Arriflex 535B 35MM Yes 3 to 60 FPS
Arriflex 435ES 35MM MOS 1 to 150 FPS
Arriflex 35-2CHS/B 35MM MOS 1 to 80 FPS
Arriflex 16SR-2 16MM Yes 5 to 75 FPS
Arriflex 16SR-2 High speed 16MM Yes 10 to 150 FPS
Arriflex 16SR-3 16MM Yes 5 to 75 FPS
Arriflex 16SR-3 High Speed 16MM Yes 5 to 150 FPS
Arriflex 16BL 16MM Yes 5 to 50 FPS
Moviecam SL 35MM Yes 12 to 40 FPS
Moviecam Compact 35MM Yes 2 to 50 FPS
Panavision Platinum Panaflex 35MM Yes 4 to 36 FPS
Panavision GII Golden Panaflex 35MM Yes 4 to 34 FPS
Panavision Panaflex-X 35MM Yes 4 to 34 FPS
Panaflex Panastar High-Speed 35MM MOS 4 to 120 FPS
Photosonics 35MM 4B/4C 35MM MOS High Speed System, 500 to 2500 FPS 500 Frame Intervals
Photosonics 35MM 4B/4C 35MM MOS Low Speed System, 250 to 1250 FPS 250 frame increments
Photosonics 35MM-4ER 35MM MOS 6 to 360 FPS
Aaton 35-II 35MM Yes 2 to 32 FPS
Aaton XTRProd 16MM Yes 1 to 75 FPS
Eclair ACL 16MM 16MM Yes 12 to 40 FPS
Panavision Panaflex 16MM 16mm Yes 4 to 36 FPS
Super 16MM compatible from manufacturer.
Super 35MM compatible from manufacturer.
Above Cameras may require accessories to achieve desired frame rates.

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Eastman Kodak Color Negative Film

35mm Stock
16mm Stock
Type ASA Type ASA
5245 50 Daylight 7245 50 Daylight
5247 125 Tungsten    
5248 100 Tungsten 7248 100 Tungsten
5293 200 Tungsten 7293 200 Tungsten
5294 400 Tungsten    
5277 320 Tungsten    
5287 200 Tungsten 7287 200 Tungsten
5297 250 Daylight 7297 250 Daylight
5296 500 Tungsten 7296 500 Tungsten
5279 500 Tungsten    
35mm Stock
16mm Stock
Type ASA Type ASA
8510 64 Tungsten 8610 64 Tungsten
8520 64 Daylight 8620 64 Daylight
8530 125 Tungsten 8630 125 Tungsten
8550 250 Tungsten 8650 250 Tungsten
8560 250 Daylight 8660 250 Daylight
8570 500 Tungsten 8670 500 Tungsten
Above stocks also available in Fuji Super F-series.
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