loading raw stock into the Mark III printer.
American Optical Company has the responsibility of printing the release
prints of the motion picture "Oklahoma!". In order that this
printing may have the closest supervision, it is planned that, at least
for the initial stages, this printing will be done in the Research
Center in Southbridge. The wet processing of the print film will be done
at the Consolidated Film Industries Laboratory in Fort Lee, New Jersey.
is planned that the first group of answer prints will be done by
Consolidated as soon as the negative is cut. These will be done on their
present step contact printer and will be subject to the R&H group's
approval as to editing, color balance and exposure. While this is being
done, our personnel will be working closely with Consolidated so that
all information acquired during this operation can be immediately
transferred to Southbridge.
the above answer print is approved, the negative will be shipped to
Southbridge, and we will make the final Answer Prints with all
corrections incorporated. Once this is approved, we go into production
on release prints. All answer prints and release prints will be on 70mm.
Our answer printing and
release printing must be done on a 24 hour/day and 7 day/week schedule
in order to meet the time requirements. It is planned that all of our
activities will be ready for production by March 1, 1955.
in 70mm reading:
Distortion Correcting Printing Process
Mark III Printer Principle