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by Roster
Tue Aug 18, 2009 8:37 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Forget RED. Shoot Film
Replies: 25
Views: 2206

Re: Forget RED. Shoot Film

Here is an excerpt from Kodak's 2008 10K (Annual Report) The market for motion picture films, however, has remained relatively stable, with any significant impact from digital substitution still expected to evolve sometime into the future. The future impact of digital substitution on the motion pict...
by Roster
Tue Aug 18, 2009 7:37 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Forget RED. Shoot Film
Replies: 25
Views: 2206

Re: Forget RED. Shoot Film

Not that I know much, but I get into Manhattan quite a bit and often stumble across production crews working on something. And more often than not, they're using a film camera. I also recently took my Canon 1014XLS and 1014E into Du-all Camera for service, and they still have plenty of film equipmen...
by Roster
Sat May 30, 2009 9:34 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Negative Film and my brain melting
Replies: 9
Views: 662

Re: Negative Film and my brain melting

There are DIY ways of doing it but it wont look nearly as good. It will LOOK like you did it at home. I don't like that look, personally. In general I agree with this, but there are exceptions... take a look at the work of Art Leal (Lealar). He has some performed some extremely well done DIY transf...
by Roster
Wed Apr 22, 2009 7:13 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Kodak's closing their Colorado Super 8 plant: buy film now!
Replies: 66
Views: 7367

Re: Kodak's closing their Colorado Super 8 plant: buy film now!

Okay, I will take Jim's advice and buy some more film.

Where is the outlet in Manhattan again? I know, I know, this info has been shared numerous times but I'll be there shortly and looking for a quick answer. Thanks.
by Roster
Thu Dec 11, 2008 4:58 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Vision 3 Samples
Replies: 12
Views: 977

Re: Vision 3 Samples

I've said it before. I'll say it again... I love your work. Your DIY telecine of negative film is remarkable. Your other telecine bits on Vimeo are also very well done. Keep up the good work, keep sharing, get some more footage of that beautiful Weimaraner and, oh yeah, it looks like you're working ...
by Roster
Sat Dec 06, 2008 12:13 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Film or digital
Replies: 18
Views: 1422

Re: Film or digital

The Wall Street Journal published this article last September. Luckily, I found it online

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1220835 ... lenews_wsj
by Roster
Thu Dec 04, 2008 5:07 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: I have a new business plan!
Replies: 57
Views: 3417

Re: I have a new business plan!

No. I think for your scheme to work, you must offer your units (priced at two times intrinsic value) with a no down payment (or very low down payment) plus a very favorable rate of financing initially (e.g. 4% or 5%), which then goes double or more six to twelve months later. The theory is, you will...
by Roster
Wed Dec 03, 2008 9:39 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Should I buy this camera?
Replies: 5
Views: 606

Re: Should I buy this camera?

I own several Bauer C5 XL's and C50 XL's... so not quite the same as your model but close enough. I have always liked the Bauers for their ease of use and they are great gun and run cameras... and I have always been more than happy with the results too. Is $100 a fair price? Who knows? The real answ...
by Roster
Thu Oct 23, 2008 5:08 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Splicing
Replies: 10
Views: 1076

Re: Splicing

I cannot understand how a Workprinter can notice a perfectly overlaped joint that was spliced with cement and cement splicer (with no irregularities at all) and don't notice a tape that lays over the film surface 8O Who knows? One of life's great mysteries. Perhaps it is the type of cement splice t...
by Roster
Thu Oct 23, 2008 3:33 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Splicing
Replies: 10
Views: 1076

Re: Splicing

For what it's worth, I used to prefer cement splices because they seemed far less noticeable than tape splices when you projected the film. But that was in the olden days. Now, in modern times, I find my Workprinter does not tolerate cement splices very well. But it seldom has problems with tape spl...
by Roster
Thu Oct 23, 2008 12:06 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: highspeed stock vs. 18fps?
Replies: 11
Views: 1169

Re: highspeed stock vs. 18fps?

To lealar, Hey thanks for the feedback, it's much appreciated. Makes me want to attempt to duplicate your success. I have a Workprinter, a 3 CCD cam, and even Sony Vegas 5.0, but I'm fairly inept on all but the camera... although I have had good results transferring my old kodachrome movies on the W...
by Roster
Wed Oct 22, 2008 9:42 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: highspeed stock vs. 18fps?
Replies: 11
Views: 1169

Re: highspeed stock vs. 18fps?

Processing was done by Spectra. The telecine was a DIY effort. Okay, now you really piqued my interest because I have never shot or telecined (DIY)Super 8 negative film, just reversal. You took the negative and telecined DIY? Or did Spectra make a work print as well and that is what you telecined? ...
by Roster
Wed Oct 22, 2008 7:19 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: highspeed stock vs. 18fps?
Replies: 11
Views: 1169

Re: highspeed stock vs. 18fps?

To lealar,

Some very nice looking footage. Where did you get the film processed and telecined? Also loved the Weimaraner. Thanks for that footage (aren't they great photo subjects?). I had one for 13 years. Maybe it's time to get one again.
by Roster
Sun Oct 05, 2008 2:14 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Shooting a documentary in Super 8?
Replies: 3
Views: 484

Re: Shooting a documentary in Super 8?

Another strategy I've seen used effectively is interspersing video footage with film footage (generally 16mm or 8mm). The video was used for interviews and coverage of events that required a lot of shooting. The film segments were generally used for transitions (e.g. of time or location) or to creat...
by Roster
Fri Sep 05, 2008 8:58 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Scratches on Newly Developed Film
Replies: 10
Views: 1128

Re: Scratches on Newly Developed Film

The scratches I first reported on ran throughout most of the reel. There were two consistent ones and a third intermittent one. It almost looked like hairs or threads caught in the gate of the projector - that's how fine they were - but they were not that. Looking forward to trying out film guard an...