Written on Jan, 23, 2022 by in

Heres is an older oxberry camera block than the one mounted on my frankenstein optical printer. This camera has no rack over viewfinder. It has a voltage controlled movement and adjustable shutter angle. No viewfinder seems like a problem for a camera. How on earth can you compose, focus, even see what you are shooting? This camera will be used …

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Written on Jan, 04, 2022 by in

OK. So I am very happy with a new pair of 1000ft mitchell film magazines and here is one sitting on top of the animation camera. However, these mags have a wider base fitting known as NC (newsreel camera) and the camera uses one called GC which is smaller. Just waiting to hear from someone in LA who has an …

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The beginning and end of Disbanded Cinema 1 : the remains of something broken down or destroyed digging through the storm’s debris in search of survivors sifted through the debris of his flooded house. 2 geology : an accumulation of fragments of rock. 3 : something discarded : rubbish picking up debris after the parade. I am hoping to hold …

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Written on Sep, 24, 2021 by in , ,

Experimenting with a set up that will allow novel, experimental and new ways of producing optical sound tracks on 35mm and 16mm.

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Written on Jul, 31, 2021 by in

Down by the river Dart last week looking and listening to the Bats I took some photos using an LED torch and my phone. The results are ok, but when you look closely they are really blurry, stroby and uneven. This process of looking at night time really appeals to me and I will be doing more using better gear.

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Written on Jul, 15, 2021 by in

This thing then is a contact printer for 35mm. The strange image shows a punched film which controls the light. As I have no manual the only thing to do is work out everything as I go along. Very basically a light shines through the back of the negative (loaded on left spools) and through the raw film (on right …

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Written on May, 23, 2021 by in

I am relooking at my own list of aims to pick it apart a bit, self criticise, expand, elaborate or just slag it off completely. 1 To make Art works. The idea that ‘Artworks’ are the final output of my time is contingent on several other ideas that mostly involve the actual social role of the artist as well as …

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Written on May, 23, 2021 by in ,

Light and dark  We know the light  How well do we know the dark  Like dreams  A third of our life spent in them  In film, 2 x 5ths spent in darkness  Resting  2 x 5ths is 40% , which sounds more than a third. It is.  Sounds closer to half  It’s hard to think of the agency in the …

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Written on Apr, 12, 2021 by in

This sketch has is an edited drawing of one of the architects plans we had done for the process of planning what to do once we bought the building.

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Written on Apr, 11, 2021 by in

Here we see the Cube buildings from Princess Row, the staff door entrance. A nice detail is the glazed windows in the Lantern. This lantern feature was originally the means of light coming into the workshop which is now taken up by the wooden, fan shaped, raked, T&G auditorium. We would like to restore these glass features and explore the …

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