MPC Data Lab scanning services for 35mm & 16mm film

MPC Data Lab scans 35mm and 16mm film

MPC Data Lab provide a full service for those wishing to film on 16mm and 35mm film. Despite a move towards 4K and digital production in recent years, there is still a strong case for shooting on film in a variety of scenarios.

The Data Lab has scanned projects ranging from feature length documentaries, VFX fuelled commercials, high-end fashion films and a huge range of TVC’s and music promos.

A selection of recent projects scanned and graded include:

John Lewis ‘Never Standing Still’

Agency: adam&eveDDB
Director: Dougal Wilson @ Blink
Colourist: Jean-Clément Soret 

Shot on a variety of formats including Alexa, Canon 7D and 16mm film.

KFC ‘The Bus’

Agency: BBH
Director: Benito Montorio @ Blink
Jean-Clément Soret

Shot on 35mm

Citizen ‘Better Starts Now’

Agency: Wieden+Kennedy Tokyo & Amsterdam
Director: Johan Kramer @ 100%Halal
Jean-Clément Soret

Filmed using the respective camera for the era being portrayed- from a 1930’s hand cranked 35mm to a 1980’s VHS camera.

Edwyn Collins ‘The Possibilities are Endless’

Directors: Edward Lovelace & James Hall
Colourist: James Tillett

Shot on 35mm

Rudimental ‘Powerless’

Director: David Edwards @ Rattling Stick
Colourist: George K

Shot on a combination of Alexa and 16mm

First Direct ‘Platypus’

Agency: JWT London
Director: Dom & Nic
Jean-Clément Soret

Shot on 35mm

As part of our scanning service MPC also offer digitizing for archive purposes and have recently completed a project for the National Film Archive of Iceland.


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