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Been getting into workshop hardly at all due to full time kids homeschool. Managed to get in on monday and started on the viewing table area. Ive got a 16 and a 35 and they both need a few bits of work. The 16 has had a full drive belt and bearings service by Lew.G and the picture is the …

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Written on Dec, 21, 2020 by in

I suppose one thing that seems to be appearing more and more as a focus of interests is the idea of practical explorations of historic cinema (trick photography) techniques but with a very different set of image outcome aims, ie not trying to create ‘fantastic’ or even ‘literal’ images that illustrate a mythological storyline or visual interventions into illusory realities …

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Written on Dec, 04, 2020 by in

The PLAN in new room is to create as much SPACE as possible. I can do this by putting all filing cabs on wheels. Everything on wheels. Then with an overhead scaff grid and clean / free wall I can operate it as a studio and actually work towards making the films I have been planning and devising for years. …

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Written on Sep, 08, 2020 by in

Ive pulled my hair out over several jugs of coffee trying to figure this out for myself and usually come to a dead end of confusion and despair. The Pilot pins on an optical printer (mine anyway) are on the right of the machine. But how then can you print 16mm to 16mm because after an 180 invert (the function …

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Written on Aug, 24, 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 Aug, 22, 2020 by in

In every moment of an analogue film projection, there is another mask, or matrix, or screen which is going to effect viewing and viewers in different ways than the perception of visually recognized cultural forms. This ‘FLICKER’ based screen is the total background field effect of an analogue image regardless of the content of ‘the image’. This screen is also …

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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 received a 62 with merit for this believe it or not……. 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. …

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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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