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by richard p. t.
Tue Dec 06, 2005 1:21 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: fomapan r100 16mm - where to buy cheaply?
Replies: 7
Views: 806

fomapan r100 16mm - where to buy cheaply?

John Schwind was selling Fomapan 16mm 100' loads for US$15, which was a super price. He has run out and is not getting any more :cry: A few other places sell the stock, but I havn't found anyone nearly as cheap. Anyone have any tips on the next best price? Anyone in the czech republic who can help f...
by richard p. t.
Tue Dec 06, 2005 12:40 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: [FAQPOST] Final Categories!
Replies: 31
Views: 2567

There seems to be lingering confusion about asa notches. How about a [FAQPOST] about how to tell an SMPTE-compliant from simpler cameras. Also, what it means if the camera you use only reads 40 and 160. It means these are the ONLY asa speed options on your camera - 25 and 100 are only EFFECTIVE spee...
by richard p. t.
Mon Dec 05, 2005 11:58 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Finally Wittner - Velvia 50D is here!!
Replies: 36
Views: 3062

I believe Fuji specify that if their film is re-tooled by someone, it must no longer be packaged as a fuji product. Fair enough really, as it separates them from any quality issues with the finished product. Kodak of course do not supply their film for re-tooling - it is done by pro8mm from despite ...
by richard p. t.
Mon Dec 05, 2005 6:28 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Finally Wittner - Velvia 50D is here!!
Replies: 36
Views: 3062

This is a 50' load for reloadable cassets. You buy the film and load it yourself, then unload it after exposure and send for processing in the tin the film came it. You need carts, and a change bag. The other lengths can be used in cameras with magazines, or cut down.
by richard p. t.
Mon Dec 05, 2005 6:26 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Cement splicers
Replies: 11
Views: 1999

Audadvnc, that was my eumig E.O.S. splicer you put a link to. Yes it cuts in a zig zag pattern, but do you think it is possible to use it with normal cement? I thought it required a special product of some sort. Please tell me how to get a splice with this thing using normal cement. I must be doing ...
by richard p. t.
Mon Dec 05, 2005 6:22 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Cement splicers
Replies: 11
Views: 1999

Are you sure the above link is for a super8 plus 8 plus 16 splicer? To me it looks just like 8 and 16, not super. Are you sure that model number is also super8? Hope so, I want it!
by richard p. t.
Sat Dec 03, 2005 1:20 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Bleach for Reversal
Replies: 11
Views: 723

Battery acid just is sulfuric acid - the only question is the concentration. R9 bleach needs 12ml of 100% sulfuric acid. My supplier here in Australia sells me 75% strength, so I use 17ml. You just need to know the particular stength of the acid you can get. This stuff is usually very cheap. And so ...
by richard p. t.
Sat Nov 19, 2005 11:34 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Various Film Stock Thickness Measured - Update: Vision2 200T
Replies: 19
Views: 3642

Regarding thickness, I was aware that 64t was a slightly thicker stock than K40... but when I pulled the triger for the first time with 64t in the camera (Nikon R10) the film snapped! This is the first time ever that I have had a film breakage while filming. The second cart I tried ran 'heavy' in th...
by richard p. t.
Thu Nov 17, 2005 12:19 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: elmo c-300 camera repair
Replies: 0
Views: 157

elmo c-300 camera repair

I have two elmo c-300 cameras, both with the same problem. You guessed it, the exposure controll does not work. I am not so fussed about auto exposure, but even using the manual exposure is not possible. The needle moves at all, but very stiffly and unpredictably. Anyone had one of these (or similar...
by richard p. t.
Mon Nov 07, 2005 12:39 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Super 8 neg as an affordable alternative?
Replies: 11
Views: 1367

Super 8 neg as an affordable alternative?

It has been said a few times before that it costs almost as much to shoot super8 neg and transfer to DV as it does to shoot super16. There is a saving, but not that much. The big killer would seem to be telecine. It would be a great achievement for the small gauge if the big-buck telecine costs coul...
by richard p. t.
Mon Nov 07, 2005 12:28 pm
Forum: Filmmaking
Topic: Casting shorts with no dialogue?
Replies: 25
Views: 6920

Have you done your auditions yet? Don't waste your time having them read. Its like asking them to juggle, when you want them to water ski! You have a great oportunity to use non-actors here. Not all, but there is a tendancy that people who are or want to be actors look like actors too much. Find som...
by richard p. t.
Mon Nov 07, 2005 12:16 pm
Forum: Filmmaking
Topic: Deth of Field
Replies: 4
Views: 1611

...and use a longer focal length lens. Be 'zoomed in', but don't have the subject too far away... and this is where focusing with an airial-image viewfinder (as found on all but a few super8 cameras) becomes critical. You must must must adjust your camera diopter acurately first, then rely on the sp...
by richard p. t.
Sun Nov 06, 2005 1:12 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Bolex B8L
Replies: 10
Views: 937

Its curious you should mention the effect you got. I have just had the same ... but I had a feeling it would happen. The stock (a Double Super 8 roll) I was using was was badly stored in the fridge and moisture got in. This made the emulsion sticky - very sticky. As a last resort I lubricated the fi...
by richard p. t.
Thu Nov 03, 2005 1:57 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Edit Super8: tape or glue
Replies: 23
Views: 2130

I use a CIR roll tape splicer for editing my films, then when I am happy with the final cut, I undo the tape splices one at a time and make cement splices. Urbanski film (google them) sell cement cheaply (though they won't post it airmail to Australia!). Urbanski also sell rolls of tape for CIR spli...
by richard p. t.
Thu Nov 03, 2005 1:48 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Your shooting style?
Replies: 23
Views: 1739

There is no box for me either! Do it again and include perhaps: student, holywood aspirant, independent narrative filmmaker, experimental filmmaker or artist etc. etc. My films are 'experimental' for want of a word. Usually some kind of formal exploration of film/camera/chemistry material properties...