OpenCelluloid is a startup project born from the need to digitize analog film productions and is being developed by Nils
Benedikt Fischer and Antonio Castles Gómez with the support
of the Creative Prototyping program of the UdK Berlin and the
European Social Fond ESF.
Its designed to allow filmmakers
and artists to fully control all steps of the production process,
while also accommodating to their needs and current gear.
The 16mm film digitizer consisting of three main components:
An analog projector, a digital camera and a support structure,
designed to be non invasive and easy to assemble while
preserving the projector‘s and camera‘s original functions. It
allows establishing a straighforward communication between
analog projectors and digital camera systems within a large
range of manufacturers and models. This facilitates the digitization process in a way that accommodates different budgets
and specific needs from the end user.