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by Charlie Blackfield
Mon Feb 16, 2009 11:23 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Windows Movie Maker is hindering my progress to youtube
Replies: 5
Views: 796

Re: Windows Movie Maker is hindering my progress to youtube

WMV is a bit vague, as it can come in all sorts of flavours. Having just done a bit of a search for optimum youtube settings, I found the following post on Shooting Peopole UK filmmakers network from about a year ago: Try this: Size 480 x 360 pixels PhotoJPEG compression at quality HIGH 75%. Sound I...
by Charlie Blackfield
Thu Feb 05, 2009 11:27 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: The Truth About 2K, 4K and The Future of Pixels
Replies: 11
Views: 1250

Re: The Truth About 2K, 4K and The Future of Pixels

Just out of interest: Has anyone ever established how many pixels you would need to match the molecular structure of 8mm (and 16mm, 35mm, 70mm,...) celluloid?
by Charlie Blackfield
Tue Feb 03, 2009 12:29 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: This can't be good
Replies: 31
Views: 3938

Re: This can't be good

I work as financial administrator for a university, and while I'm not familiar with the scale of figures produced in this thread, I can assure you that in my own little domain of finances, I could easily present 'good' or 'bad' or 'very ugly' figures, depending what's desired, even without cheating....
by Charlie Blackfield
Tue Jan 27, 2009 2:42 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: why use R8 - a new film project
Replies: 21
Views: 3068

Re: why use R8 - a new film project

I know this may sound absurd, but one of the attractions I find in Regular 8 is the additional inconvenience compared to Super 8, when it comes to loading the film. No real advantage, of course; however it's a good stepping stone to 16mm (and possibly larger) film formats, and my logic was that Regu...
by Charlie Blackfield
Wed Jan 14, 2009 12:02 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Titles of computerscreen
Replies: 4
Views: 1387

Re: Titles of computerscreen

It depends what your computer screen is like. I guess it's an LCD screen, so you shouldn't have trouble with the frame rate. As for trusting the internal light meter - well, you probably can, but make sure the titles have good contrast. Also, a computer screen tends to be quite dim, so I found it ne...
by Charlie Blackfield
Sat Jan 10, 2009 2:13 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: the neverending story of the future of super 8
Replies: 7
Views: 1272

Re: the neverending story of the future of super 8

9.5mm film has been more or less obsolete for half a century - and film stock is still readily available. So long as this is the case, I wouldn't even start to worry about Super 8. In terms of technological changes, there is, of course, one big difference between the advent of video in the early 198...
by Charlie Blackfield
Mon Jan 05, 2009 9:08 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: bolex paillard questions
Replies: 2
Views: 615

Re: bolex paillard questions

There were plenty of different Paillard-Bolex H8 and H16 around. Best to have a look at http://www.bolexcollector.com/cameras.html yourself and find out what camera it is. In any case, it will only be EITHER an H8 OR an H16, not both (and hence will either take 16mm film or Standard 8, which, of cou...
by Charlie Blackfield
Fri Jan 02, 2009 11:48 pm
Forum: Filmmaking
Topic: The Dead Next Door
Replies: 2
Views: 1663

Re: The Dead Next Door

Having just looked it up on imdbPro, they quote an estimated cost of 75,000 dollars. Unfortunately, they don't have any box office takings (or DVD sales figures, for that matter). I guess 75k makes it 'next to nothing' when compared to other feature films, but it's a lot more than I could afford.
by Charlie Blackfield
Wed Dec 31, 2008 1:45 pm
Forum: Filmmaking
Topic: Home movies
Replies: 25
Views: 9548

Re: Home movies

I've made some short films over the last few years on Super 8 and Standard 8, but I also regularly use these formats to make holiday movies or to film friends and family. I agree that 8mm is great to be used in this way, and when you watch the footage with your friends, it's much more of an event th...
by Charlie Blackfield
Mon Dec 29, 2008 1:31 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Super-8 and Filmmaking in the UK
Replies: 9
Views: 1338

Re: Super-8 and Filmmaking in the UK

(...) So I said,"Okay, but what I need from you first is a written agreement that if your unit breaks down, I don't have to service it, that you won't call me with any questions, and that if you are not satisfied with the results, you won't bitch about it on any forum on the internet. If you can gu...
by Charlie Blackfield
Fri Dec 26, 2008 11:28 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: What price Super 8 film! Something has to give...
Replies: 31
Views: 3956

Re: What price Super 8 film! Something has to give...

The point of shooting DV is not only the price of recording stock, it's also that it's much easier for basic stuff - i.e. you don't need to learn about film stocks, f stops, depth of field and all these things. However, I think shooting Super 8 for semi- or truly professional movies actually can wor...
by Charlie Blackfield
Fri Dec 26, 2008 11:10 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: New Music Video, tri-x cross processed, Automatic Erasers
Replies: 6
Views: 1286

Re: New Music Video, tri-x cross processed, Automatic Erasers

That's really awesome! Very impressed with the wide depth of field during the live concert. Even with an f1.0 lens, I would have never thought that Tri-X could cope in such low light. I need to check out this cross-processing blog.