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by BMasson
Fri Jul 06, 2012 5:47 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Filming in 70mm.
Replies: 6
Views: 646

Filming in 70mm.

I know this is a small gauge forum, but a film titled: Samsara, is coming out soon. Shot in 70mm; it should be a treat for the eye's and the senses. I thought I would just give people a heads-up on this. To see a preview, go to barakasamsara.com I wonder how this will compare to some of my reg. 8mm ...
by BMasson
Tue Jul 26, 2011 5:33 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: 10 ASA Standard 8mm - yellow leader or film?
Replies: 2
Views: 448

Re: 10 ASA Standard 8mm - yellow leader or film?

The 10ASA film you have is Kodak's 7363. It has a yellow backing. You're good to go; Load it up and start filming. Brad M
by BMasson
Tue May 31, 2011 5:43 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Are there any regular 8mm cameras that run at 70fps?
Replies: 16
Views: 1044

Re: Are there any regular 8mm cameras that run at 70fps?

Greetings Patrick, I appreciate your interest in reg-8; you would make a great convert. When it comes to the spring wound motors, most of these cameras were very well made. I have a number of Bolex models and a Carena, leaving them wound up for a short period of time doesn't seem to bother them in t...
by BMasson
Sun May 29, 2011 8:53 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Are there any regular 8mm cameras that run at 70fps?
Replies: 16
Views: 1044

Re: Are there any regular 8mm cameras that run at 70fps?

Isn't 64fps fast enough? When projecting movies such as: Charlie Chaplin, L&H and feature films, Super-8 is the way to go. But when it comes to my own personal filming, reg-8 is my format of choice. You ruffled my feathers when you stated that reg-8 looks OK when the projector is up close and the pi...
by BMasson
Thu May 19, 2011 5:40 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Can someone teach me a few things about projector lenses?
Replies: 5
Views: 564

Re: Can someone teach me a few things about projector lenses

The 15mm lens gives me a bigger picture. I project about 19 feet from my screen; so at that distance, the image is around 6.5 feet wide. With the 20mm lens, the image on the screen is 5.5 feet wide. Of course the 20mm lens gives slightly better contrast and resolution, because you are not blowing up...
by BMasson
Wed May 18, 2011 5:28 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Can someone teach me a few things about projector lenses?
Replies: 5
Views: 564

Re: Can someone teach me a few things about projector lenses

If you are projecting Reg-8mm film, I would recomend a Bolex projector with one of their lenses. I like the M8 model, and use either the 15mm or 20mm lens. You should be able to nail one on ebay for about $30.00 or so. The glass supplied with the Bolex machines is a step above what you have now. As ...
by BMasson
Tue Feb 15, 2011 5:58 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: 7363 et all
Replies: 5
Views: 679

Re: 7363 et all

I understand that Andes does a good job of processing 7363. Have you tried any of the labs here in the U.S.? If so, what were the results like? I have had 7363 processed in the States, but the results have not always been consistent. This film stock can be difficult at times. I would like to hear so...
by BMasson
Wed Feb 09, 2011 5:32 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: my first shoot with 8mm for a long time
Replies: 16
Views: 1210

Re: my first shoot with 8mm for a long time

Welcome to the site John. Your scooter idea is an excellent one; I hope you keep us up to date on your progress. You will love Kodak's 100D. With this filmstock, I would strongly recomend a polarizer filter. You are correct in assuming that you will need good natural lighting for your project. Pleas...
by BMasson
Fri Dec 24, 2010 2:09 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: SUPER 8 PROJECTOR
Replies: 1
Views: 321

Re: SUPER 8 PROJECTOR

I have a Bolex SM8 that I like alot. It has a very good zoom lens, and the registration is excellent. The sound is ok, (Mono only) and the projector is fairly quiet when running. The reel capacity is 800ft. This projector was manufactured for Bolex by Silma of Italy. The one fault I find with this B...
by BMasson
Fri Dec 03, 2010 6:49 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Talk To Me About Ektachrome 100D
Replies: 12
Views: 1066

Re: Talk To Me About Ektachrome 100D

Take the plunge. I have used Kodak's 100D for a couple of years now, although in reg-8 format not super-8. John Schwind of International films is my supply source. John feels that 100D is better in many ways to Kodachrome, and I agree with him. My first two rolls were sent to Dwaynes for processing,...
by BMasson
Fri Nov 12, 2010 6:15 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Bolex P1 maintenance?
Replies: 2
Views: 492

Re: Bolex P1 maintenance?

Hello Ric, If it is running fine, you shouldn't have to do anything except count your blessings. I am a big fan of the Bolex reg-8 cameras but I have not used the P1 model. Grease is the main culprit, over time it dries out and acts more like an adhesive than a lubricant. If your camera ever starts ...
by BMasson
Wed Sep 15, 2010 7:39 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Light Meter
Replies: 11
Views: 796

Re: Light Meter

The Weston does not have a spot meter function, but it does have a "C" marking on the dial that you use for taking a reflective reading off of a persons face. You hold the meter about 6 inches from the subjects face, and set the dial to the C mark. I assume this only works with caucasian people. (Th...
by BMasson
Tue Sep 14, 2010 5:30 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Light Meter
Replies: 11
Views: 796

Re: Light Meter

I have used a Gossen Luna Pro for a number of years, and it is a very good istrument. Mine has a spot attachment which I use obout 90% of the time. This allows me to meter an area of 7.5deg, 15 and 30 deg. Recently in International Movie Making, they had an article on the Weston meters. I was so int...
by BMasson
Mon Sep 13, 2010 5:19 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Fuji Velvia 50D
Replies: 8
Views: 862

Re: Fuji Velvia 50D

I have shot two rolls of Velvia, and I don't plan on shooting any more. I think you're much better off with Kodak's 100D. In many respects, 100D is better than Kodachrome, and I'm not the only person with that opinion. Wish you the best with your reg-8 filming. Brad M.
by BMasson
Tue Sep 07, 2010 6:06 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Russia in color, a century ago
Replies: 4
Views: 657

Re: Russia in color, a century ago

In the city where I live (Richfield Minnesota) we have a Russian art museum. They had some of these pictures on display. I should say projected images. If I remember correctly, 3 projectors displaying the image in red, green and blue, would be displayed on a single screen--Like Technicolor. When I f...