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by standard8
Thu Nov 26, 2009 10:32 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Fuji film, processing and TK deal in the UK
Replies: 2
Views: 487

Fuji film, processing and TK deal in the UK

Not sure if anyone already knows about this but Fuji are offering what looks to be a very good film and processing deal here in the UK. for £125 + vat you get 400ft (there is also a 100ft deal for £50 + vat) 16mm Fujifilm Motion Picture Film Stock 16mm Negative Developing Ultra-Sonic Clean and...
by standard8
Mon Jul 27, 2009 12:14 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Standard 8 gold audio stripe
Replies: 6
Views: 510

Standard 8 gold audio stripe

I've been sent this email via my website. I have no idea what the answer is so wondered if anyone else can help this guy and i will pass the information back to him? Hi - i have some standard 8 film from 1939 that has a gold audio stripe on. I have had the pictures transferred for storage, but i am ...
by standard8
Wed Jul 15, 2009 11:36 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Standard 8 material
Replies: 6
Views: 534

Re: Standard 8 material

i have a list of Standard 8 film stocks, suppliers and labs etc on my website

http://www.standard8.org
by standard8
Thu May 21, 2009 12:41 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: shooting in dark vision 2 500T any advice
Replies: 10
Views: 852

Re: shooting in dark vision 2 500T any advice

you can have negative film "push processed" which means when the labs process it they leave it in the chemicals a bit longer - you will have to pay extra for this though. if you push process your film by one stop it will be as if the film is 1000asa instead of 500asa, so you can set your lightmeter ...
by standard8
Thu May 14, 2009 12:27 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Abrams on why Star Trek was shot on film and not video
Replies: 44
Views: 2747

Re: Abrams on why Star Trek was shot on film and not video

"Director JJ Abrams wanted to avoid 'that digital phony look' by shooting Star Trek on film."Scot Yet he piled in tons of CG..... I won't go see it because of that. Though he tried to not make it look fake, it ended up being a CG fest... yes that does seem a bit odd. like he started out with how a ...
by standard8
Wed May 13, 2009 2:47 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Dangers of Digital Technology
Replies: 91
Views: 4595

Re: Dangers of Digital Technology

or.... eh not. Of course I return the film to the clients. Some people acually tell me to throw away the original films. I refuse and to this day I have managed to talk everyone to keeping their original films. At least that is what they tell me. that's great i can sleep tonight :) fred -don't mean...
by standard8
Wed May 13, 2009 1:34 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Dangers of Digital Technology
Replies: 91
Views: 4595

Re: Dangers of Digital Technology

The guys talking about extremely long preservation of film probably wants to store it in a freezer, in sealed vaccum plastic bags. Now tell me, how on earth will you project this preserved film from the freezer? Run it in the micro whenever you want to see the film? :mrgreen: you can actually take ...
by standard8
Wed May 13, 2009 12:53 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Dangers of Digital Technology
Replies: 91
Views: 4595

Re: Dangers of Digital Technology

i've also heard stories about how new digital feature films have to be stored in data warehouses at great expensive. what happens if the data warehousing company goes out of business or the owner of the film can't afford to pay the storage costs anymore- will they just erase them?
by standard8
Wed May 13, 2009 12:43 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Abrams on why Star Trek was shot on film and not video
Replies: 44
Views: 2747

Re: Abrams on why Star Trek was shot on film and not video

maybe he used the "lens flare" to give the film a sense of depth - wonder if they'll be a 3-D version? i can imagine a lot of 3-D film directors jumping onto that bandwaggon!
by standard8
Wed May 13, 2009 12:07 pm
Forum: Filmmaking
Topic: Home movies
Replies: 25
Views: 6601

Re: Home movies

I started making home movies when i was given a super 8 camera for xmas when i was kid and have never stopped though mainly Standard 8 and 16mm now.

briefly dallied with video (video8 & hi8) but never really liked it - just seemed a bit boring.
by standard8
Wed May 13, 2009 12:00 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Dangers of Digital Technology
Replies: 91
Views: 4595

Re: Dangers of Digital Technology

the moral of the story seems to be chemical/analogue (film, vinyl) formats for originating and archiving digital/electronic formats for manipulation and distributing using both you get the best of both worlds, the flexibility of digital and the long term availability of film, reliance on just one an...
by standard8
Tue May 12, 2009 3:16 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Dangers of Digital Technology
Replies: 91
Views: 4595

Re: Dangers of Digital Technology

I guess you didn´t read what I wrote: "(or whenever a DVD player is about to be obsolete, record it to the next standard, lika Blu-ray or some hologram-disc or whatever)." :) but will your children, grand-children etc etc be bothered to go to the time/expense of doing that every 10-15 years - i ...
by standard8
Tue May 12, 2009 3:12 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Dangers of Digital Technology
Replies: 91
Views: 4595

Re: Dangers of Digital Technology

another interesting article on the subject

http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/20 ... al-archive
by standard8
Tue May 12, 2009 3:02 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Dangers of Digital Technology
Replies: 91
Views: 4595

Re: Dangers of Digital Technology

This is so not comparable with playback of a DVD. A DVD player is a bit easier to find than a Doomsday Player. :roll: DVD players are easy to find now 'cos we still use them, but in 50 yrs time. can you see the future that well? how many people do you know who still have Betamax video recorders? :r...
by standard8
Tue May 12, 2009 2:38 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Dangers of Digital Technology
Replies: 91
Views: 4595

Dangers of Digital Technology

read this interesting article the other day which brings home the problems of using modern electronic formats for archival purposes http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BBC_Domesday_Project basically back in 1986 to celebrate 1000 years of the doomsday book the BBC decided to do a "modern" version. unfortun...