Real work starts here.

I have finally, after what feels like 10 years (prob 10 years since acquiring this machine) but is actually 5 years of storage battles, makeshift repairs, huge learning curves (ele

Here is the camera as projector again. The 100mm lens produces an image (through 35mm gate) that fits well into the punched paper we were planning on using for the leader project. But to save paper, registration problems and building time/money we might now shoot off an ipad screen which fits perfectly the 190mm x […]

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I dont even know if anyone reads these posts. Perhaps really I make them for myself, to chart progress, and refer back to later on. So with an light dependent resistor, micro-controller and signals into MAX I’m finally on way to measure shutter speeds. With current set-up that needs tweaking and improving we’re getting the […]

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The controller has 3 settings that produce different DC voltages for the motor and produce different speeds to the spindle/shutter that results in different shutter speeds. The videos below show the 3 speeds and all these clips have the shutter set to 170 degrees. My first attempt at the linkage had the effect of a […]

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VERY great step forwards but I got the camera motor controller working and rigged it up to the camera to see how it runs and it runs smoothly, beautifully, accurately!!!. The controller has loads of speeds that turn the main spindle/crank at different speeds so that means different exposure lengths AS WELL AS the different […]

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Finally uncovered the oxberry camera motor. Its a printed armature motor that is typicaly found in industrial environments like automation, medical, oil&gas etc. They are extremely precise, very smooth, have instant torque and other exciting mechanical properties. In our application we are just spinning a mechanisim and taking one picture. But this motor will provide […]

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Here is a  test scan to see what kind of frames I can produce on the current camera/lens set up. When I come to fully digitise this small piece of movietone (1.19:1) format Nitrate I will frame the picture area only.  

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I’m really excited about getting hands on with the Curzon Cinema’s (in Clevedon, England) fine collection of projectors and other Cinema apparatus. I first contacted them in 2011 about my idea of doing an ‘Artists Residency’ IN the collection to explore creative projects, repurposings, workshops, events and experiments that all utilise and respond in some […]

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