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by Patrick
Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Projectors that allow you to remove the gate
Replies: 2
Views: 186

Projectors that allow you to remove the gate

With many super 8 projector designs, I believe that you can remove the gate for cleaning and maintenance. Out of curiosity, can the pressure plate be removed too? My projectors are not like that. With mine, the lens swings out to the side to provide access to the gate. The reason I'm asking if that ...
by Patrick
Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Your Experiences Using Expired B/W Film
Replies: 15
Views: 767

Re: Your Experiences Using Expired B/W Film

I once bought a bunch of old B&W 16mm films from a market stall for about $4 each. Judging by the design of the paper packaging, they looked extremely old but I had no idea how old. Had kind of a vintage design with the style of lettering etc. I exposed them normally and had them processed normally ...
by Patrick
Wed May 16, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: New to Super 8 (Sankyo cm600)
Replies: 13
Views: 1742

Re: New to Super 8 (Sankyo cm600)

The 200T will probably set to 160ASA and since it's a negative film the slight over exposure shouldn't be too much of a problem. It wouldn't be a problem at all. Quite the opposite really - it would be beneficial and actually preferred. Film crews who shoot on negative film for movies and televisio...
by Patrick
Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: 500T in Adelaide city street at night
Replies: 16
Views: 2333

Re: 500T in Adelaide city street at night

Overall, I'm happy with the results except for the slightly unsteady picture. I'm not really sure if the fault is with the camera or the transfer. I used a tripod for all filming. Previously, I used the same camera at a wedding and footage from that shoot appeared steadier.
by Patrick
Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: 500T in Adelaide city street at night
Replies: 16
Views: 2333

Re: 500T in Adelaide city street at night

I'm generally happy with the depiction of motion in the footage. Looks smooth enough to my eyes in most instances. The very first time I shot sports (skateboarding) in super 8 with my Canon 1014E years ago, I used 18fps which I later regretted. Obviously some blur in moving pictures is good but ther...
by Patrick
Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: 500T in Adelaide city street at night
Replies: 16
Views: 2333

Re: 500T in Adelaide city street at night

Nice effort Patrick, Just wondered what speed this was filmed at as some of the movement of people seems a bit fast? Footage was shot at 24fps and I told Nanolab (who did the processing and transfer) what speed it was shot at. To me, most of the people seem to move at normal speed except for the yo...
by Patrick
Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: 500T in Adelaide city street at night
Replies: 16
Views: 2333

Re: 500T in Adelaide city street at night

Pretty decent for the 1014E. Good camera but not ideal in low light. I'm guessing you're a fan of the XL cameras? A number of years ago, I filmed some performers in an outdoor stadium at night under artificial lighting with the Canon 1014E and Kodachrome 40. And the results turned out surprisingly ...
by Patrick
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:41 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: 500T in Adelaide city street at night
Replies: 16
Views: 2333

Re: 500T in Adelaide city street at night

To be honest, I'm not sure how much exposure correction (if any) took place in post production because that sort of thing was handled by Nanolab who did the transfer. Prior to filming, I took a light reading but the meter indicated underexposure. So most of the time, I shot with the aperture wide op...
by Patrick
Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: 500T in Adelaide city street at night
Replies: 16
Views: 2333

Re: 500T in Adelaide city street at night

Thanks for the good words, Charlie. And it's good that you're going to shoot that 500T! I admit that I drew inspiration myself from city night scenes in movies like Taxi Driver and Midnight Cowboy.
by Patrick
Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: 500T in Adelaide city street at night
Replies: 16
Views: 2333

500T in Adelaide city street at night

This footage was shot last year in Hindley Street, Adelaide, South Australia on two different nights. My first time shooting 500T. Film was exposed with a Canon 1014E.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEmV7kyhN8Q
by Patrick
Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Greetings!
Replies: 2
Views: 700

Re: Greetings!

Welcome to the forum. Always great to have another film enthusiast on board. I'm in Australia too and there are a few other Aussies here as well. Overall, it's a good international community that contribute to this forum.
by Patrick
Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Making money from youtube? Hmmm....
Replies: 9
Views: 3240

Re: Making money from youtube? Hmmm....

Gosh, things have really changed with regards to youtube's monetisation program. Years ago, you had to be invited to take part in it (like I was with my wolf spider video which gained enough views to be considered.) Then later on, anyone could participate in it, regardless of the number of views. No...
by Patrick
Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Tri-X footage of white meerkat
Replies: 2
Views: 1595

Re: Tri-X footage of white meerkat

Yea good use of humour there! Ive been getting a lot of views on youtube with this clip though it's a mystery where exactly those views are coming from. According to the stats, the majority of the traffic is 'direct or unknown'. 'External' accounts for 26% but Ive only shared the clip with a few sit...
by Patrick
Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Tri-X footage of white meerkat
Replies: 2
Views: 1595

Tri-X footage of white meerkat

Here's a very short clip of a white meerkat which I filmed at the Adelaide Zoo in South Australia. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZYKN3yJFTU Apparently, this meerkat was born with normal colours but later in life, her fur changed to white due to a rare condition that's not fully understood. Suppos...
by Patrick
Tue Jun 13, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Frame rate capture transfer question
Replies: 5
Views: 2267

Re: Frame rate capture transfer question

Actually, there is another thing I'm wondering about - image stabilisation. Since I'll be advancing the film manually, each frame will probably be in a slightly different position. I'm going to try my best to line up the frame lines with lines in the camera's viewfinder but it's unlikely to be a per...