Written on Apr, 20, 2022 by in

Really getting fired up and excited going through loads of resources at film labs website. I havent looked at their website for a while so am blown away by all the work thats gone into this. Theres literally everything there you need to shoot, develop, project, etc motion picture film. Amazing, great work guys, keep it up!!!

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Written on Apr, 20, 2022 by in

Im giving a talk at this festival. see below. I’m revisiting some of my research that came out of the work I did on digitising the Curzon Cinemas nitrate clips. This involved looking closely at the mechanical operation of flicker as it occurs in reality in a projector in a bid to resist the erasure of a film projectors presence …

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Written on Apr, 02, 2022 by in

This is my chance to do a proper job aligning, leveling and improving this machine. From previous set-ups I’ve learnt a lot about what is wrong with the design. Heres a load of snaps showing the awkward assembly of the projector on two steel rails that just bolt to the top of the main frame. This part of the machine …

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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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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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