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Case Study: James Bond 'No Time To Die'

35mm Film Processing and 65mm Film Processing by the UK's only full service film laboratory and digital dailies facility; Cinelab Film & Digital.


In No Time To Die, Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.

[Above: Cary Fukunaga & Daniel Craig on the set of No Time To Die. Photo Credit: MGM/Universal Pictures/EON]


Daily film rushes were received during the shoot from multiple locations in Jamaica, Norway, the Faroe Islands and the UK. Cinelab Film & Digital's location near Heathrow ensured efficient and fast delivery and processing of rushes, crucial to continuity and shooting schedules.

Feature Film Services provided by Cinelab Film & Digital:

  • 35mm and 65mm Film Processing

  • Total Footage: 1,712, 870 feet of film

Is No Time to Die shot on film?

YES! - The film is the first in the series to have sequences shot with 65mm IMAX film cameras. Director Cary Joji Fukunaga and cinematographer Linus Sandgren pushed for using film over digital to enhance the look of the film.

Tech Specs:

Runtime 2 hr 43 min (163 min)

Colour 1.43 : 1 (some scenes: IMAX Laser) 1.90 : 1 (some scenes: Digital IMAX) 2.39 : 1


Arriflex 235, Panavision C-, E- and G-Series Lenses

Arriflex 435 ES, Panavision C-, E- and G-Series Lenses

Arriflex 765, Zeiss 765 Lenses (some shots)

IMAX MKIV, Hasselblad Lenses (some scenes)

IMAX MSM 9802, Hasselblad Lenses (some scenes)

Panavision Panaflex Millennium XL2, Panavision G-Series Lenses

Panavision Panaflex System 65 Studio, Panavision Sphero 65 Lenses (some shots)

Film Gauges / Stock:

35 mm (Kodak Vision3 50D 5203, Vision3 250D 5207, Vision3 500T 5219)

65 mm (also horizontal) (Kodak Vision3 250D 5207, Vision3 500T 5219)

Cinematographic Process:

Arri 765 (source format) (some shots)

Digital Intermediate (4K) (master format)

Dolby Vision

IMAX (source format) (some scenes)

Panavision (anamorphic) (source format)

Panavision Super 70 (source format) (some shots)


Client: MGM / Universal Pictures / EON Productions

Produced By: Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli

Director: Cary Joji Fukunaga

DOP: Linus Sandgreen FSF, ASC

Starring: Daniel Craig, Rami Malek, Léa Seydoux, Lashana Lynch, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, with Jeffrey Wright, with Christoph Waltz and Ralph Fiennes as "M"


Watch James Bond: No Time To Die Official Trailer


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