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by Pj
Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: 16mm
Replies: 13
Views: 569

Re: 16mm

I may be wrong, but personally I think the Kodak Super 8 camera has been a great publicity exercise to re-generate interest in film and the brand, I don’t think it was ever about making a great affordable camera. For years Kodak as a brand was everywhere and everyone new what Kodak was, but in recen...
by Pj
Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: 16mm
Replies: 13
Views: 569

Re: 16mm

16mm cameras are simpler and bringing back a camera like the K100 should be much easier than producing a new Super 8 camera.

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by Pj
Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Wolverine 8mm and Super 8 Movie Reels to Digital MovieMaker
Replies: 36
Views: 12225

Re: Wolverine 8mm and Super 8 Movie Reels to Digital MovieMaker

I understand, these scanners have been talked about a lot, they seem to be marketed by different brands, the Wolverine, Reflecta and Winait are some, I’m sure there are others too. I want to share my personal experiences, the low price of these units is very attractive and they look cute too, the ne...
by Pj
Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: 16mm
Replies: 13
Views: 569

16mm

For almost a year I have been buying old 16mm cameras and using them, this is the Keystone;

https://vimeo.com/244199838

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by Pj
Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: 16mm
Replies: 2
Views: 249

Re: 16mm

This is the battery I use, it's 12 volts, very light and it works well on the ACL.

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by Pj
Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: 16mm
Replies: 2
Views: 249

16mm

I thought I'd share here. In my workshops I always talk about film in the present tense, current workflows and practices. I have just finished teaching a 16mm program; it was very successful, more young people than ever before are enrolling for the 16mm workshops. In the photo the students are using...
by Pj
Sat Sep 30, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: 16mm Transfer Grading, Pay or Play?
Replies: 4
Views: 391

Re: 16mm Transfer Grading, Pay or Play?

In my experience 16mm film already looks good with a one light basic transfer, providing it's in sharp focus and correctly exposed. I have found that a simple transfer of 16mm often requires very little grading.

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by Pj
Sat Aug 05, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: lenses
Replies: 3
Views: 469

Re: lenses

Thank you, you've explained that really, I hadn't thought about the MFT lens mount which sticks out more than 1.7 and wouldn't let the MFT lens fit the C mount camera.

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by Pj
Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: lenses
Replies: 3
Views: 469

lenses

Probably a naive question, but can I use a Micro Four Thirds lens on a C mount camera? Obviously I'll need an adapter. Are there adapters out there? There seem to be quite a few adapters allowing users to use the smaller C mount lenses on their MFT's cameras but not the other way around, surely ther...
by Pj
Tue Jul 25, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Pathe Webo BTL 16mm camera
Replies: 0
Views: 340

Pathe Webo BTL 16mm camera

I have just bought the Pathe Webo BTL 16mm camera, I have no idea yet if it runs, or if the exposure system works or if the pellicle is broken. Does anybody know how to take this camera apart?

Thanks

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by Pj
Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: User Review: the 16mm Kiev Alpha 16 'PolyAutomat'
Replies: 8
Views: 963

Re: User Review: the 16mm Kiev Alpha 16 'PolyAutomat'

I have tried both Super 16 and Ultra 16 and gave up, I have accepted that this is a good compact 16 only camera, basically the shutter is too small to cover any greater width, unless you replace the shutter with a slightly larger disc, which would require a lot of work and I don't think there is roo...
by Pj
Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: User Review: the 16mm Kiev Alpha 16 'PolyAutomat'
Replies: 8
Views: 963

Re: User Review: the 16mm Kiev Alpha 16 'PolyAutomat'

A great review. I have used several of these cameras, they are all a bit different. It's strictly 16mm as I don't think it can be successfully modified to Super 16, it's size is the greatest thing and it takes great footage, you do need to take a bit more care as these cameras are temperamental.

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by Pj
Wed Jun 28, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Filming a Car
Replies: 6
Views: 712

Re: Filming a Car

The type of shot I want is just someone driving like in the first photo.

There's no dialogue so the driver can concentrate on driving and to be extra safe we can do the driving in a car park, I have been give one of these to try, I am surprised it's quite big:
by Pj
Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Filming a Car
Replies: 6
Views: 712

Re: Filming a Car

Being more specific this is a short film all about a man driving, We're using an Eclair ACL 2 Super 16. I want to do a medium front shot of the man as he drives, the camera has to be outside. I have done shots where the camera is inside the car in the passenger seat, here you can get a side shot of ...
by Pj
Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Filming a Car
Replies: 6
Views: 712

Filming a Car

How do I film someone driving a car? I am using a pretty heavy 16mm camera which I don't want to place on the bonnet of the car. Any ideas?

Thanks
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