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FotoKem
FotoKem is a full service motion picture post production facility. Their goal is provide the highest level of quality with the best customer service in the industry. Their "one-campus" approach reduces the need to visit many facilities and move valuable original elements while finishing your productions. They are known for their exceptional customer service and flexiblity in approach to the demanding world of post production.
Year Established
1963
Web Site
www.fotokem.com
Industry Category / Asset Type
Company - Technical Services
Local Address & Phone
900 W. Alameda Ave.      [map]
BurbankCA (California)  91505
Los Angeles  County / Region
United States
Phone
(818) 846-3102
Toll Free Phone
(800) 368-6536
Fax
(818) 841-4238
Industry Codes
Standard Industrial Classification
7819   -   Services allied to motion pictures
North American Industry Classification System
512199   -   Other motion picture and video industries
Facility
Total Facility Area
Description
  • KMP has completed construction of a brand-new Color Correction Suite. The new room, with a DaVinci 2K Plus, dedicated Clipster and Truelight color management system, further enchances KMP's ability to finish episodic televison under one roof (in addition to the main services offered at FotoKem).  Featured colorist Tom Overton has years of experience with episodic television, including the hit tv show "The Shield'
Capabilities
Unique Capabilities
  • Film Laboratory services include:
  • Processing 
    • 16mm color /  b&w
    • 35mm color /  b&w
    • 65mm color
    • Specialty processing includes push / pull / cross processing / enr / skip bleach
    • 4 hour turnaround daylite processing
    • Negative assembly prep for telecine dailies transfer / printing
  • Intermediates 
    • Duplicate your original elements for printing or overseas deliveries:
    • 16mm Interpositive / Internegative (IP/IN)
    • 35mm Interpositive / Internegative (IP/IN)
    • 65mm Interpositive / Internegative (IP/IN)
    • Optical conversions also available
  • Opticals 
    • FotoKem offers some of the best traditional optical film conversion services available.
    • 16mm > 35mm Blowup
    • 35mm > 65mm Blowup
    • 65mm > 35mm Reductions
    • Anamorphic Conversions
    • Traditional and digital methods available
  • Printing 
    • Printing availble on multiple stocks including Kodak Vision and Premiere , Fuji , and Agfa.
    • 16mm daily, answer, and check prints
    • 35mm daily, answer, check, and release prints
    • 70mm daily, answer, check, and release prints
    • Trailer looping and breakdown for wide release
  • Color Timing 
    • FotoKem has years of traditional color timing experience. Along the way they've developed ways of improving the process of scene-to-scene color correction, including some new proprietary technologies.
    • Expert color timing artists with years of experience to help you create your look
    • Hazeltine systems for initial dailies correction
    • DLC ™ Dynamic Light Control Printing system for one-frame and graduated light changes
    • Digital Proofing system available for efficient answer print process
  • Restoration
    • FotoKem has restored thousands of films, many of them classic titles, using traditional and digital methods. With attention to detail and years of film knowledge, they restore elements to their original conditions; in some cases exceeding the original picture quality.
    • Archival quality restoration and color separations:
    • 16mm color / b&w restoration
    • 35mm color / B&w restoration, separations
    • 65mm color restoration, 5,8,15 perf formats
  • Student Services 
    • For many years, they've been dedicated to assisting student filmmakers.
    • To help serve the student filmmaking community (domestically and internationally) they've created a department dedicated to the student filmmaker.
    • The Student Services department can provide one-on-one lab assistance, tools, and resources to help you along the post process.
    • They also provide special pricing (with current student id) exclusivley for students.
  • Production Services 
    • Production Services is a direct link to the years of experience our film lab has gained working with thousands of filmmakers over the years. Filmmakers can discuss specialty projects, processing and emulsion tests, solutions for problems that may have occured during the shoot, and general methodology for post production.
  • Theaters and Screening Rooms 
    • 35mm - They have several 35mm screening rooms (capacity 28), each capable of continuous reel to reel projection, split screen, side-by-side, and all film aspect ratios. One of their theaters is equipped with a stop/pause and reverese function for scene review. All theaters are capable of playback for every digital audio system, including Dolby Digital, SDDS and DTS. Audio can be isolated per channel for audio quality check. The back row is equipped with single seat lighting for note taking. When you complete your printing with them you can use the theaters for no charge, or use their theaters with an outside print for a small charge.
    • 16mm -They have 16mm screening rooms capable of continuous reel to reel projection, split screen, side-by-side, and regular or super-16 print.
    • 70mm - Theyhave 70mm screening rooms to screen 5 and 8-perf 70mm print. 
    • Digital Projection - With a Christie DW3KC 1280x720 projector, They can playback any digital tape format from standard definition digibeta to high-definition D5. We can also playback Avid or Final Cut Pro projects. The digital sound system can accept 5.1 Discreet Digital, AC3, Dolby E, G5 Digital 2 Channel and Stereo L/R.
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    • Digital Intermediate Theaters - They have digital intermediate theaters with 2K DLP projection systems. These theaters are usually reserved for digital intermediate projects, but screenings can be arranged for 2k data playback or DCP projection of the highest quality. Both theaters are fully outfitted with professional sound capabilities.
Certifications
Owner
Agency Type Number
DLIS CCR CAGE# 1NYM9
Federal SBA (Self Certified) SBP (Small Business Program)
 
Customer Base
Description
  • A partial list of their restoration work:
    • All That Jazz (1979)   American Graffiti (1973)   Animal House (1978)   Annie (1982)  
    • Back to the Future (1985)   Barfly (1987)   The Blob (1988)   The Blues Brothers (1980)   The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)  
    • Carrie (1976)     Car Wash (1976)   Cat People (1942)*  Citizen Kane (1941)*  Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)   Creature From the Black Lagoon (1954)  
    • Dirty Harry (1971)   
    • East of Eden (1955)  
    • From Here to Eternity (1953)
    • Ghostbusters (1984)    The Great Escape (1963)   Gremlins (1984)  
    • Hair (1979)   Hamlet(1969)
    • I Dream of Jeannie (1965 - 1970)   Jaws (1975)  
    • Kojak (1973)   Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
    • Lady Chatterley's Lover (1955)   Last Tango in Paris (1972)   Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
    • The Manchurian Candidate (1962)    The Man in the Iron Mask (1939)   El Mariachi (1992)
      Monty Python's The Meaning of Life (1983)   Moulin Rouge (1952)   Mrs. Miniver (1942)  
    • North By Northwest (1959)
    • Oliver Twist (1933)   Quicksilver (1986)   
    • Raging Bull (1980)   Rain Man (1988)   Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
    • See No Evil (1971)   The Seven Year Itch (1955)   Shampoo (1975)   Shogun (TV) (1980)   The Sting (1973)
    • Taxi Driver (1976)*  The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)   Touch of Evil (1958)   The Towering Inferno (1974)   Trading Places (1983)  
    • Up In Smoke (1978)  
    • Vertigo (1958) 
    • West Side Story (1961)   Wild At Heart (1990)
Industry Sector(s)
  • Computer Software, Information Technology, Internet
  • Electronics & Miscellaneous Technology
  • Media/Entertainment/Publishing (Including Digital Multimedia)
  • Recreation/Sports/Entertainment/Leisure
Geographic Area
  • Locally
  • Nationwide

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