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Written on Jul, 26, 2020 by in ,

Reading Craig Barron and Mark Cotta Vaz’s (1) great book about matte painting has revealed to me the interesting genesis of the optical printer starting with several strands. Starting with Norman Dawn and going through to Clarence Slifer we see the emergence of the requirement for such a machine out of the relation between the camera and its own optical …

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Written on Jul, 10, 2020 by in

This isnt my photo but you can see here an interesting feature of a vistavision gate in a printer holding a standard 4 perf 35mm film strip. The ability to see the framelines top/bottom means that adjustments to new framing can be made very easily. There was an Oxberry vistavision gate for sale recently on a trade website and Im …

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Written on Mar, 31, 2020 by in

See the Vi archive pages link above in main menu or go here

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Written on Feb, 10, 2020 by in

Also here is my recent MRes dissertation whose full title is DEVELOPING AND DEFINING AN EXPERIMENTAL ARCHIVE, PROCESS, PROBLEMATICS AND PITFALLS. I can see many shortcomings, errors of thinking and failures when reading this now and I will be producing my own written commentary on it this spring. If anyone reads or is interested in it please get in contact. …

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Written on Feb, 10, 2020 by in

I quickly looked at worm filmwerkplatz’s Oxberry when I was in Rotterdam. It is a beastly machine, felt like being in an empty room with a Bull. My phone is broken hence the out of focus image. Im quite jealous of all those proper moving stages. Each one with a micrometer scale. Also those things are built ‘so’ well, and …

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Written on Feb, 10, 2020 by in

One interesting thing is how the fixing bolts for the blade part to fix to the base corresponds with the point of the angle of each segment of the shutter.

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Written on Jan, 16, 2020 by in

  What does a 3 bladed shutter do differently from a 2? Nothing apart from project each frame 3 times, producing an image flicker frequency of 72hz. A 2 bladed shutter produces 48hz. If we chop off one of the blades in a 2 bladed shutter (not the pulldown mask obviously, unless we want this effect) we will get 24hz, …

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Written on Jan, 13, 2020 by in

  Im just posting these stills here for publicity for IFFR.  

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Written on Oct, 09, 2019 by in ,

  Im trying to devise a way of describing flicker that is mathematically accurate. Frame rates as we understand them for example 24fps or 18fps are only one aspect of the whole picture delivery system. Firstly, often a frame is delivered twice, or three times so this produces a different phonomemalogical  figure, say 48fps. But this figure only counts the …

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Written on May, 18, 2019 by in ,

It may seem a trivial or superfluous thing but here is a tin design (V1) for film cans that I am making for the Archive of films I am collecting / making / ? The lower label allows both an extant record to have its accession date registered OR if it is a work that has been produced then its …

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