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by Actor
Fri Nov 20, 2009 12:10 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Check This One Out.....
Replies: 9
Views: 1008

Re: Check This One Out.....

Stay on the bomb run, boys! I'm gonna get them doors open if it harelips ever'body on Bear Creek!
by Actor
Tue Oct 27, 2009 1:36 am
Forum: Filmmaking
Topic: Also rans
Replies: 13
Views: 5396

Re: Also rans

One of Ronald Reagan's most sensible decisions ever taken was the one not to appear in Casablanca. Bogart was the only one ever cast for the lead in Casasblanca , although there are stories that he did not want the part and only did it because of contractual obligations. Reagan being cast in Casasb...
by Actor
Mon Oct 26, 2009 5:32 pm
Forum: Filmmaking
Topic: Also rans
Replies: 13
Views: 5396

Also rans

Imagine your favorite movie with a different star. Here are some also rans in no particular order. Superman - the title role was actually offered to Robert Redford before newcomer Christopher Reeve was cast. Sylvester Stallone wanted the part. Keenan Wynn was cast as Perry White but had to be replac...
by Actor
Thu Oct 22, 2009 1:10 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Is the future of large format sheet film in jeopardy?
Replies: 4
Views: 639

Re: Is the future of large format sheet film in jeopardy?

The silver lining on this otherwise dark cloud is that large format is the most survivable of all forms of film photography. The real enthusiasts will always be able to mix their own chemicals and pour them on glass plates the way Matt Brady did during the American Civil War. If necessary they can g...
by Actor
Fri Oct 16, 2009 3:43 pm
Forum: Filmmaking
Topic: The movies' greatest death scenes
Replies: 8
Views: 3387

Re: The movies' greatest death scenes

King Kong , Platoon and Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid are particularly good additions to the list. Midnight Cowboy is a good choice because it is dramatic, whereas most of the others are sensational. From my own list Lawrence of Arabia is the only dramatic one. I think there is a movie called ...
by Actor
Wed Oct 14, 2009 10:08 am
Forum: Filmmaking
Topic: The movies' greatest death scenes
Replies: 8
Views: 3387

The movies' greatest death scenes

My nominations in alphabetical order: Alien - the alien pops out of the guy's chest. The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms - the beast grabs a cop by the head, tosses him in the air and swallows him. There's a similar scene in Jurassic Park , but this one came 40 years earlier and IMHO the scene in JP is an...
by Actor
Thu Sep 24, 2009 5:30 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: is underexposing -1/3 stop for 64T ok?
Replies: 7
Views: 703

Re: is underexposing -1/3 stop for 64T ok?

I just did plug and play with my nautica and the 64T...came out fine. I am sure it ended up exposing this as if it was 40T... I've experimented with 35mm E64T stills, bracketing my shots as ASA 40, ASA 64 and ASA 100. In my opinion it looks best at ASA 64 with ASA 100 coming in second. But it all l...
by Actor
Wed Sep 23, 2009 11:39 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: is underexposing -1/3 stop for 64T ok?
Replies: 7
Views: 703

Re: is underexposing -1/3 stop for 64T ok?

It's better to under expose reversal rather than over expose it. (The opposite is true of negative film.) To underexpose by 1/3 stop you'd have to rate the film as ASA 80. The problem is that the super 8 notching system is defined for intervals of 2/3 stop so you can't notch it as ASA 80. The next a...
by Actor
Mon Sep 14, 2009 8:00 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Stallone, Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis together in new ac
Replies: 16
Views: 1371

Re: Stallone, Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis together in new ac

jpolzfuss wrote:They forgot to cast Steven Seagal! :evil:
http://m1st3rid.9gag.com/photo/8165_full.jpg
...and Eastwood who just snarls the bad guys to death ("git outta my hemisphere!"). And Jackie Chan who is ... well ... Jackie Chan.
by Actor
Sun Sep 13, 2009 8:40 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Stallone, Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis together in new ac
Replies: 16
Views: 1371

Re: Stallone, Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis together in new ac

The film will be called "The Expendables" and follows "the story of a team of mercenaries who head to South America on a mission to overthrow a dictator." Sounds like all the budget's gone to hire the all the famous actors already and no money left to pay a proper writer for a original screenplay. ...
by Actor
Sun Sep 13, 2009 4:24 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: The guy in the Verizon Wireless commercials
Replies: 0
Views: 492

The guy in the Verizon Wireless commercials

Ever notice that he looks a lot like Jet Benny?
by Actor
Fri Aug 28, 2009 2:57 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Stop bath - another question for the darkroom guys.
Replies: 3
Views: 584

Re: Stop bath - another question for the darkroom guys.

Stop bath halts development immediately and reduces the amount of washing required. It also prevents contamination of fixer by the developer, so your fixer lasts longer. Without stop bath the developer continues to act during washing. If you were to change your procedure and use stop bath you might ...
by Actor
Fri Aug 28, 2009 6:42 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Stop bath - another question for the darkroom guys.
Replies: 3
Views: 584

Stop bath - another question for the darkroom guys.

Kodak (and others) sells an "indicating stop" solution. It turns blue when the stop solution is used up. This sounds like a litmus test. Does this mean that if the stop is pink at the beginning of your session and blue afterward that at some point your stop bath failed. Or does it turn blue when the...
by Actor
Thu Aug 27, 2009 2:52 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: diy processing in a garden hose?
Replies: 31
Views: 2707

Re: diy processing in a garden hose?

ewanuno wrote:i would like to process both super/single 8 and double8 but especialy double 8,

for the re-exposure couldn't i pull it out of the tube and finish the processing in a bucket?
Theoretically yes, but then the film would not be supported at the edges and you run a high risk of scratching the emulsion.
by Actor
Wed Aug 26, 2009 8:06 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: diy processing in a garden hose?
Replies: 31
Views: 2707

Re: diy processing in a garden hose?

I don't know how you could manage re-exposure for reversal processing in a hose. Fogging can be accomplished with a chemical agent instead of re-exposure to light. Hmmm...Yeah, I guess that's right. Sheesh. It's been over 30 years since I processed anything other than 35mm neg in a darkroom. Ah, th...