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by doug
Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:35 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Kodak stops production of Ektachrome 100D
Replies: 124
Views: 29856

Re: Kodak stops production of Ektachrome 100D

Double-perf in 16mm eh ? That's interesting. So it's theoretically possible to get those old magazine cameras running the stuff. Also some effects could be easier.
by doug
Sun Mar 24, 2013 2:23 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Workprinter-HD Tests
Replies: 29
Views: 6330

Re: Workprinter-HD Tests

Interesting! I found the bottom screen less contrasty (and better). I guess I like it a bit lighter?[/quote] Really not sure :lol: However, personally, I prefer to see detail in the highlights. Congratulations Kevin getting this going. Did you have some kind of diffusing screen behind the image ? If...
by doug
Sat Mar 23, 2013 10:38 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Workprinter-HD Tests
Replies: 29
Views: 6330

Re: Workprinter-HD Tests

Hard to tell :) but I think I prefer the look of the top screen, whichever camera that is, as it has a little less contrast perhaps ?
by doug
Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:24 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: A regular8 film test: tri-X underwater!
Replies: 11
Views: 1633

Re: A regular8 film test: tri-X underwater!

Thanks Jesse :D I was wondering, being a novice re underwater photography etc, if it's still possible to get seals or whatever for these old Bolex housings. :? But first I'll try the spanner. I aim to use a regular old H16 with the 10mm that I hope will connect to the controls. I agree, Nicholas, St...
by doug
Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:35 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: A regular8 film test: tri-X underwater!
Replies: 11
Views: 1633

Re: A regular8 film test: tri-X underwater!

Great, Jesse ! It's strange we are all so used to colour for underwater movies yet monochrome can look beautiful. (Though I was brought up on Hans and Lotti Hass monochrome movies a long time ago :) ) I also have a Bolex housing, got on Ebay, that I intend to test out when the sea warms up a bit. So...
by doug
Fri Mar 08, 2013 8:02 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Kodak stops production of Ektachrome 100D
Replies: 124
Views: 29856

Re: Kodak stops production of Ektachrome 100D

Peaceman, this is great news.... I hope you don't mind I added your link to my blog http://www.filmisfine.co :)
It certainly looks beautiful colour. And as you say lots of shadow detail etc. Am I right Wittner are offering this in 16mm as well ? Hope so. 200 is a pretty useful kind of speed.
by doug
Sun Feb 03, 2013 3:24 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Bolex H16 RX Light metering
Replies: 43
Views: 13532

Re: Bolex H16 RX Light metering

The f1.1 lens I forgot to say is of course the 26mm Switar.
I should perhaps add that many non-RX lenses of do seem to have widely differing light transmission. Especially long zooms. Actual aperture can be almost a stop out.
by doug
Sun Feb 03, 2013 1:32 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Bolex H16 RX Light metering
Replies: 43
Views: 13532

Re: Bolex H16 RX Light metering

Fascinating stuff :) I've always metered my RX lenses for 1/80 sec. and they always seem to be correct when comparing with other non-RX lenses on the same RX camera. If they are indeed a wider aperture than marked, if I understand this discussion ... that means a f1.1 26mm RX lens would be something...
by doug
Sun Jan 20, 2013 1:12 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Fake Snow Needed for Scene, Ideas?
Replies: 14
Views: 3280

Re: Fake Snow Needed for Scene, Ideas?

Thanks John for this interesting link. Ironically there is real snow outside now :)
But i won't be ready for it. Will try the flakes idea.
by doug
Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:41 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Fake Snow Needed for Scene, Ideas?
Replies: 14
Views: 3280

Re: Fake Snow Needed for Scene, Ideas?

Thanks for this idea. Sounds promising, though I just saw on Wikipedia that it contains formaldehyde, which is dangerous to inhale (cancer).
Or maybe if it's not broken down to small it may be not too risky ?
Doug
http://www.filmisfine.co
by doug
Tue Jan 15, 2013 12:20 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Fake Snow Needed for Scene, Ideas?
Replies: 14
Views: 3280

Re: Fake Snow Needed for Scene, Ideas?

"You may want to try a small can (e.g. makes 2 gallons) of that instant snow powder product." Thanks for that, but I am looking for bits of fluffy snow that drift around people's faces (close-ups) as in 'Gladiator'. http://www.snowbusiness.com do Snowsticks which is a sort of white ash that was they...
by doug
Sun Jan 06, 2013 2:43 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Fake Snow Needed for Scene, Ideas?
Replies: 14
Views: 3280

Re: Fake Snow Needed for Scene, Ideas?

That's great :) Send some this way will you. I wish down in southern UK we had some more of the real stuff, quite a rarity now. Come to think of it I was hoping to get one or two close-ups for a film I'm making that needs snowflakes blowing about actors' faces. I wonder what the most realistic fakin...
by doug
Thu Jan 03, 2013 2:01 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Fake Snow Needed for Scene, Ideas?
Replies: 14
Views: 3280

Re: Fake Snow Needed for Scene, Ideas?

One winter here in England, I needed a fairly static scene of a snowy landscape with a man about 5 yards from camera. But no snow :( So I used the distant trees and sky, and put 2 large sheets of white painted hardboard behind him, cut to resemble the hillside below the trees. The joins are hidden b...
by doug
Tue Mar 30, 2010 12:04 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Variable Speed 16mm Projector
Replies: 20
Views: 8137

Re: Variable Speed 16mm Projector

Sounds interesting ! :) Have you thought about a Bolex S.221 or S.321 ? They are variable from about 12 or 14 fps up to 25 or so. There's a stroboscope as well to get it right. I've got a S.321 and reckon it's one of the best 16mm projectors around. I now use it alot for copying. See my blog at www....
by doug
Sun Jun 07, 2009 11:29 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Need advice for DIY 8mm telecine
Replies: 5
Views: 976

Re: Need advice for DIY 8mm telecine

Hi Phutti I've been using a good sheet of cream-coloured card, and projecting on that. It seems to reduce the contrast if you need it. Also it's a good idea to stop down the projector lens with a black card 'washer' so that the image is really sharp corner to corner. Dimmer yes, but no problem. And ...