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by Charlie Blackfield
Mon Feb 06, 2012 4:17 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Using prepaid mailers for 15m rolls
Replies: 5
Views: 934

Re: Using prepaid mailers for 15m rolls

I've used a few of Wittner's prepaid B/W Super 8 mailers. No problems encountered. Turnaround time was about 3-4 weeks.

Charlie
by Charlie Blackfield
Thu Feb 02, 2012 7:55 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Colour film, 1927
Replies: 3
Views: 565

Re: Colour film, 1927

As a matter of fact, this project started even as early as 1924. Claude Friese-Greene, son of cinema pioneer William Friese-Greene, developed this 'Natural Colour Process'. I've seen both an extract from an analogue VHS version of the unenhanced original footage, as well as a digitally enhanced vers...
by Charlie Blackfield
Sat Jan 21, 2012 5:38 pm
Forum: Film projects
Topic: Occupy Film
Replies: 1
Views: 3459

Re: Occupy Film

Sounds interesting. Not sure how much I could contribute - other than a few seconds worth of Tri-X footage from the Bristol Occupy camp back in October. Or were you thinking of shooting new footage (in which case time is probably running out fairly soon)?

Charlie
by Charlie Blackfield
Fri Dec 30, 2011 5:19 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Beaulieu Mar8 shutter speeds?
Replies: 5
Views: 1679

Re: Beaulieu Mar8 shutter speeds?

I can't help you with this particular model, but having just looked up the shutter speeds of my Pro8 Beaulieu 4008, it looks like it's pretty much the same. I couldn't find anything definite about the shutter angle, but would say that it represents a shutter angle of around 100 degrees - quite narro...
by Charlie Blackfield
Fri Dec 23, 2011 12:11 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Vision 3 50 D
Replies: 30
Views: 3373

Re: Vision 3 50 D

I'm sure we've got better things to do than shooting ourselves in the foot by suggesting which film stocks Kodak should ditch for Super 8. With regards to Vision3 200T, Peter Rosza from Szeged Super 8 Film Festival sent me (and possibly some others on this forum) today a link to a film shot on this ...
by Charlie Blackfield
Mon Dec 05, 2011 9:15 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Orwo North America
Replies: 8
Views: 1020

Re: Orwo North America

Good to hear that a film manufacturer expands these days! Just for information: Wittner in Germany has provided Orwo UN54 in both Standard8 and Super8 for quite a few years now. In case you're interested what it looks like, here are a couple of films I shot with this stock: http://vimeo.com/7559016 ...
by Charlie Blackfield
Sat Dec 03, 2011 5:56 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Lomography introduces handcranked 35mm Lomokino Movie Camera
Replies: 85
Views: 13876

Re: Lomography introduces handcranked 35mm Lomokino Movie Ca

Welcome to the forum, Terence, and congratulations on having started off with a well-balanced, intelligent post (especially in a thread such as this!). I actually do agree that the Lomokino might be a good 'starting-out-in-using-film' toy for kids. Then again, having looked up your choice of present...
by Charlie Blackfield
Fri Nov 25, 2011 9:31 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Point of emulating Super 8 imperfections
Replies: 13
Views: 2018

Re: Point of emulating Super 8 imperfections

Just like I know people already who think that all vinyl records sound crackly. I've even got a plugin for audio software called "analogize" (the name itself is so wrong) which simply adds lots of scratches and pops to your audio track. When I downloaded it I thought maybe it smoothed the shrillnes...
by Charlie Blackfield
Thu Nov 10, 2011 4:12 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Lomography introduces handcranked 35mm Lomokino Movie Camera
Replies: 85
Views: 13876

Re: Lomography introduces handcranked 35mm Lomokino Movie Ca

Gentlemen, Today I have to announce my stunning invention which, I am assured by my two year old great-grandson, is the greatest thing since sliced bread. (...) Can anyone think of something better? I await, with bated breath, your suggestions and inevitable accolades. Humbly yours, Granfer. This s...
by Charlie Blackfield
Wed Oct 19, 2011 9:42 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: S1 question
Replies: 2
Views: 556

Re: S1 question

Sounds exactly the same as an Agfa Movex Regular 8 camera I've got. Now I wouldn't have thought that you need the batteries to operate the manual exposure control. My suspicion when I encountered this problem with the Agfa was that the aperture control is just altogether stuffed, but I'd be happy fo...
by Charlie Blackfield
Tue Oct 18, 2011 7:10 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Are you also collecting super 8mm packed films?
Replies: 7
Views: 1035

Re: Are you also collecting super 8mm packed films?

I wouldn't really call myself a collector, but I did buy a few 8mm and Super 8 film prints that I occasionally watch. My favourite is a Regular 8 print of Buster Keaton's Blacksmith that is in superb condition. Interestingly, a couple of scenes on the VHS version I've got of this film were obviously...
by Charlie Blackfield
Fri Oct 14, 2011 7:07 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Super 8 resolution compared with today's HD
Replies: 13
Views: 2069

Re: Super 8 resolution compared with today's HD

winbert wrote: What about today? can we still say that or HD quality is better than super 8?
Are apples better than oranges? I don't think so. They're just different, that's all. Which one you prefer depends on what you want to do with it. Do you want to make cider? Or Cointreau?

Charlie
by Charlie Blackfield
Fri Oct 14, 2011 6:57 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: List of super 8 processing labs
Replies: 24
Views: 3821

Re: List of super 8 processing labs

Just for my own research (in trying to find the cheapest deal possible!) - I'm compiling a list of Super 8 processing labs - so far I've got: (...) Wittner (Germany) (...) As far as I know, Wittner aren't actually a processing lab. They do sell process-paid Super 8 cartridges that you can send back...
by Charlie Blackfield
Thu Oct 06, 2011 3:38 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Sekonic 80P projector question
Replies: 1
Views: 1055

Re: Sekonic 80P projector question

To answer my own question: I wasn't missing a trick. The power and speed selectors just need a lot of violence and determination to come off. Luckily the projector looks still okay, so I'll soon get a new belt and hopefully put it back into action.

Charlie
by Charlie Blackfield
Wed Sep 28, 2011 8:58 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Sekonic 80P projector question
Replies: 1
Views: 1055

Sekonic 80P projector question

Just got back three rolls of Standard 8 film from Andec and enjoyed watching two of them on my manual-feed Sekonic 80P projector. Unfortunately, at the end of the second reel, the belt broke. I'm wondering if anyone knows how to open up the projector properly. All I could figure out is that I have t...