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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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Written on May, 18, 2019 by in ,

Here are those  numbers again in their roles as light and dark. Both 108 and 72 have interesting cultural meanings which you can look up for yourself, my only advice being to tread carefully but open yourself to all kinds of wonder. So, the magic number building block for the experiment to reinstate a virtual blade into digital versions of …

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Written on May, 12, 2019 by in

These are pdfs     16MM-FIELD-CENTERED-image SUPER16-FIELD-CENTERED-image

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Written on May, 07, 2019 by in

Here is some 35mm film can designs to help inform ideas about designing a new one for Nachleben.

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Written on May, 07, 2019 by in

Getting set up to shoot titles, graphics and other things to 16. Some films will employ content in the VA sound track area but for ones that don’t I must remember to mask off this area with black foil clipped to the glass. Heres a 16mm frame projected to align the soundtrack, centre point and margins for the printed material. …

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Written on May, 06, 2019 by in

          In the video tests in an earlier post you can see high speed video of a projected 35mm image using a single aperture blade on a Kinoton. After analysing the video its possible to say with some certainty that the RATIO of light to dark is 3:2 respectively. So there are 3 units (or steps, …

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Written on Apr, 25, 2019 by in

I’m considering which database to use. I quite like Card Box 3.1 for windows, because it seems ancient and thus low impact, and possibly even reliable. https://www.cardbox.com/ heres a framegrab from sample database                                                       …

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Written on Apr, 25, 2019 by in

Dave at Geneva Stop lent me this morse tank. It loads 196 feet!! of 16 or 35mm, but dev times are longer. There is not much data out there on times other than 4x the usual 5 mins (generalising). Its easier to load and use than a Lomo. Also, it occured to me that it would be relatively straight forwards …

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Written on Apr, 25, 2019 by in

For some of my MASTERS practical projects I have decided to shoot frames of film negative on an Olympus PEN. This camera shoots half frame, which is exactly the same size as a 35mm motion picture frame, ie 4 perf. I will shoot on XP2 and PAN F. Then once developed, I will hold each frame in the gate of …

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