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by David M. Leugers
Fri Jul 29, 2016 5:20 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Film Workshops
Replies: 3
Views: 1325

Re: Film Workshops

Very cool, Pav! I wish you and the academy a long success. I hope you can generate in your students a sense of fun working with film can be.
by David M. Leugers
Sun May 29, 2016 4:32 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Quarz DS8-3
Replies: 1
Views: 1534

Re: Quarz DS8-3

Now that the film has been spoiled you can use it to check out your camera (save it for future use). With the door open and the film end securely attached into the take-up reel slot and a few inches of film wound onto the reel to keep it in place, operate the camera running the entire roll through t...
by David M. Leugers
Sat Apr 23, 2016 9:40 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Non reflex Bolex and single perf film?
Replies: 16
Views: 3306

Re: Non reflex Bolex and single perf film?

Good info! I'll check it out when I get my H16S back.
by David M. Leugers
Sat Apr 23, 2016 9:37 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: 16mm film suitable for wide format... Ferrania ?
Replies: 4
Views: 948

Re: 16mm film suitable for wide format... Ferrania ?

I am very much in favor of doing away with edge numbers as old tech editing of film via workprint and negative matching is rare. Even if one chooses to work this way, ink edge numbering can be employed to accomplish the task. For those of us who like Ultra-16 (I am taking the plunge with a Bolex H 1...
by David M. Leugers
Sat Apr 23, 2016 9:28 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: No news from Ferrania is not good.
Replies: 72
Views: 23818

Re: No news from Ferrania is not good.

While it is true Kodachrome was the best archival color reversal film, Kodak kept it alive way longer than I expected due to its environmental issues and serious costs for a lab to set up and run. The death of Kodachrome took almost 20 years. The issue of archival properties of other film stocks is ...
by David M. Leugers
Tue Apr 19, 2016 11:34 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Non reflex Bolex and single perf film?
Replies: 16
Views: 3306

Re: Non reflex Bolex and single perf film?

How critical is it for focusing while viewing the exact image area through the viewfinder I think is the question. Rack over is very nice for accurately framing and focusing (the Auricon 1200 is superb), but it can be worked around for typical framing of the shot. Focusing can be done as usual by ro...
by David M. Leugers
Tue Apr 19, 2016 11:04 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Super 8 film & narrow gauge railway fanatic!
Replies: 5
Views: 1105

Re: Super 8 film & narrow gauge railway fanatic!

Beautiful films and great use of the strengths of shooting on S-8mm film. Thanks for the experience, never knew your country was so incredible.
by David M. Leugers
Fri Feb 19, 2016 6:03 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Rubberbands
Replies: 5
Views: 1036

Re: Rubberbands

http://www.identi-tape.com/gaffer-tape1-4.html I have found nothing better - what the pros use. The tape comes off cleanly and leaves no residue. Cut about a three (3) inch long piece and fold about 1/2 inch of one end back upon itself - this is for a nice "handle" to grab to remove tape to free fi...
by David M. Leugers
Fri Feb 19, 2016 5:30 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Normal 8 b/w prints from negative
Replies: 11
Views: 2107

Re: Normal 8 b/w prints from negative

A word of encouragement : Working with R-8mm original to produce invisible splice prints is entirely cost efficient as 16mm professional cement splicers, synchronizers, rewinds (adapted to use 8mm reels) etc are inexpensive and readily available on the used market. R-8mm film is the most robust film...
by David M. Leugers
Sat Jan 16, 2016 7:18 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: 5 Years Since End of Kodachrome Processing
Replies: 16
Views: 7116

Re: 5 Years Since End of Kodachrome Processing

My only regret about shooting Kodachrome was that I could not shoot more 16mm due to cost restraints on my budget. Projecting 16mm Kodachrome is just a beautiful experience. Still, the miles of R-8mm and S-8mm Kodachrome I managed to shoot are just as dear. Alas, we knew for a long time Kodachrome w...
by David M. Leugers
Wed Oct 14, 2015 12:31 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: How do you guys feel about using rusty reels?
Replies: 4
Views: 1492

Re: How do you guys feel about using rusty reels?

I would not keep any film on a rusty metal reel. Although anyone could argue that it would be easier/cheaper just to use another reel, no one can tell you not to restore the old reel if you want to. This is a hobby for most, is it not? If you disassemble the reel by unriveting the two sides you can ...
by David M. Leugers
Tue Oct 06, 2015 3:15 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: film flashing question
Replies: 6
Views: 2451

Re: film flashing question

I used a 10 percent flashing to lower contrast by boosting the exposure in the darker areas of the image without blowing out the highlights. The effect on Kodachrome was subtle, but produced the desired effect of better balanced images taken in scenes with bright sunlight mixed with heavy shade. The...
by David M. Leugers
Tue May 19, 2015 7:50 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Sneak peek at the new RetroScan Universal
Replies: 30
Views: 13018

Re: Sneak peek at the new RetroScan Universal

What a great design. Congrats on what is sure to be a major success!
by David M. Leugers
Fri Apr 17, 2015 11:05 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: 24 FPS VS 18 FPS
Replies: 36
Views: 6224

Re: 24 FPS VS 18 FPS

I shoot and have shot all my footage (16mm, S-8mm(DS-8mm) and R-8mm) at 24fps. Personal choice and I like the results both projected and transferred. With today's stocks, the more light reaching the film at 18fps versus 24fps is not as big a deal as it once was. That said, there is no "right" film s...
by David M. Leugers
Fri Feb 20, 2015 8:56 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: WOW......
Replies: 1
Views: 799

Re: WOW......

I ask you, who can resist the beauty of the Bolex camera line? Great designs, great cameras and lenses...