Large Format Negative Repurposing (LFNR™)
Developed by cinematographer Ben Brunkhardt, LFNR involves shooting a scene originating on the 65mm/15-perf negative (15/70) format and repurposing it for other mediums such as 35mm film or HDTV. Using this process, the filmmaker is able to recompose the 15/70 negative in telecine utilizing both the pan-and-scan (X and Y planar) and zoom (Z planar) functions so the image can be manipulated into medium shots, close-ups, and/or simulated tracking/booming shots. Due to the high resolution of 15/70 film, a subject in the frame can be zoomed into many times before grain is noticeable in the negative.