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by grainy
Thu Jan 20, 2011 3:05 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Victory Studios seattle for transfer?
Replies: 5
Views: 668

Re: Victory Studios seattle for transfer?

I dropped off a SVHS tape for transfer this morning and talked to them about 8mm film transfer. It's an impressive operation, they do a lot more than just video transfers. They can do the 8mm transfer in HD and you can get it cropped or with the sprocket holes. I would feel comfortable taking film ...
by grainy
Wed Jan 19, 2011 5:40 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Kodak: Baggage X-ray Scanning Effects on Film
Replies: 25
Views: 4217

Re: Kodak: Baggage X-ray Scanning Effects on Film

UPDATE II - I talked to the woman at the lab about this airport scanner issue. She said that any film that goes anywhere via air is going to get scanned, whether it's FedEx, UPS, or yourself. Ground ship is the only thing that isn't x-rayed. However, unless you are using very fast film (not really a...
by grainy
Tue Jan 18, 2011 9:02 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Victory Studios seattle for transfer?
Replies: 5
Views: 668

Victory Studios seattle for transfer?

Hi folks - anyone here have any experience with Victory Studios in seattle for film transfer?
thanks!
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by grainy
Mon Jan 17, 2011 8:43 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Kodak: Baggage X-ray Scanning Effects on Film
Replies: 25
Views: 4217

Re: Kodak: Baggage X-ray Scanning Effects on Film

Hi, you might also want to take a look at these test-results from i3a: Some films (e.g. b&w-still or colour-negative-movie) even showed a "density change (fog)" after the first scan: http://www.i3a.org/wp-content/uploads/2008/03/i3afilmxraytestreport.pdf If you leave your films in your suitcase rat...
by grainy
Mon Jan 17, 2011 8:17 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: GodDammit!! A new 8mm camera...;)
Replies: 22
Views: 2673

Re: GodDammit!! A new 8mm camera...;)

Rewording my previous post - I'd say that if it makes people happy and want to shoot little movies, than it's good. Clearly actual super 8 filmshooting is for a certain group of arts types, and it ain't never gonna be for the general populous again, but also clearly the general pop likes the way it ...
by grainy
Mon Jan 17, 2011 4:39 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: GodDammit!! A new 8mm camera...;)
Replies: 22
Views: 2673

Re: GodDammit!! A new 8mm camera...;)

funny! But a taking photo of a painting isn't the same thing as getting out the brushes.
by grainy
Mon Jan 17, 2011 4:37 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Kodak: Baggage X-ray Scanning Effects on Film
Replies: 25
Views: 4217

Re: Kodak: Baggage X-ray Scanning Effects on Film

Funny this came up, I'm travelling tomorrow and was checking for exactly this info. My experience with other film (120 still film) was it got fried in the process at some point. I'm travelling with two cameras and 10 rolls of film, and I'm packing the cameras in my carry-on and doing a "hand-inspec...
by grainy
Fri Jan 14, 2011 1:36 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Kodak: Baggage X-ray Scanning Effects on Film
Replies: 25
Views: 4217

Re: Kodak: Baggage X-ray Scanning Effects on Film

Actually the hand-check option is plenty easy - you have to go through security either way. IMHO, the logistics of sending stuff to myself fedex or otherwise are a big hassle esp. if you're at a hotel where the address/contact is arbitrary. But whatever you do, don't check your bag with film inside ...
by grainy
Thu Jan 13, 2011 7:03 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Kodak: Baggage X-ray Scanning Effects on Film
Replies: 25
Views: 4217

Re: Kodak: Baggage X-ray Scanning Effects on Film

Funny this came up, I'm travelling tomorrow and was checking for exactly this info. My experience with other film (120 still film) was it got fried in the process at some point. I'm travelling with two cameras and 10 rolls of film, and I'm packing the cameras in my carry-on and doing a "hand-inspect...
by grainy
Mon Jan 10, 2011 5:22 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Heydays of film
Replies: 7
Views: 1133

Re: Heydays of film

I've gotta say, on one hand film is not the norm, on the other hand, thanks to the internet and folks like Lomography, film seems to have taken on the status of vinyl records - it is in remission from what seemed to be a terminal obsolecence. Unless Kodak AND Fuji give up the ghost, it seems like th...
by grainy
Sun Jan 09, 2011 9:37 pm
Forum: Filmmaking
Topic: Name a commerically sucessful indie film
Replies: 15
Views: 13389

Re: Name a commerically sucessful indie film

There' s a lot of successful indy films out there: the above plus Pi, Night of the LIving Dead, Sweet Sweetback's Baaaad aaaas song, the list goes on. I'm not sure but I think a few of John Cassevetes' films did well. BTW, Primer was not commercially successful. It is popular with a devoted group on...
by grainy
Sun Jan 09, 2011 9:30 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Help! Where is manual aperture control on sankyo xl420
Replies: 3
Views: 670

Re: Help! Where is manual aperture control on sankyo xl420

On the side without the film door there is a knob that says MANU/AUTO/EE. Turn it to manual then continue to turn it clockwise as you look at the tiny window on the OTHER side of the camera above where the lens bulges out of the film door side. You'll see F-stop readings in there and they will chan...
by grainy
Sun Jan 09, 2011 6:59 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Help! Where is manual aperture control on sankyo xl420
Replies: 3
Views: 670

Help! Where is manual aperture control on sankyo xl420

Hi folks! - I got an xl 420 recently and I want to use it for a shoot next weekend instead of my slower-lensed GAF. The manual says it has manual aperture control, and gives a tip about using the auto control to first get exposure then setting it to manual and adjusting it -- but there is no apertur...