Category : Lab activity

Written on Feb, 26, 2024 by in

To get this camera working I’ve managed to hook up another Oxberry part, actually a 2 speed projector drive, seen below. The motor runs on 115v ac and the solenoid fires at around 36vdc. When the solenoid fires it allows a clutch plate to slip thus engaging with the driven gear shaft and momentarily (ie 1 frame) turning the camera …

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Written on Dec, 01, 2023 by in

Table for ND filter set. Made up from only 3 gels. Half stop gels are sold by LEE. Can do 21 stop wedge strips then. filter # stop # gels inframe # gels inframe # gels inframe OpticalDensity %Trans’ ND0.3 ND0.6 ND0.9 1 1 1 0.3 50 2 2 1 0.6 20 3 3 1 0.9 12.5 4 4 1 …

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Written on Oct, 15, 2023 by in , | 1 Comment.

So after finally setting the lens stage and getting the camera drive working I’ve been conducting tons of tests to ascertain exposure settings for different stocks, processes and target outcomes. The first is really to get a good method established for printing negatives to PF2 and 3302 using accurate & repeatable D97 processing. As the original materials I have to …

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Written on Jul, 06, 2023 by in

Well, cabin in the corner of the garden anyway. Trying to crack on with this so that anyone who wants to come and work at Asylum or my studio can stay here. Anyone who doesn’t want to work here can stay as well because that is what friends are for. It will have double bed, woodstove, a fax line, morse …

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Written on Jul, 06, 2023 by in

When I work in Londinium I stay near this place. Amazing.

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Written on Jul, 06, 2023 by in

To see if the sync 16mm system worked I made up two identical loops with the exact same frame marked. Amazing when it worked but slightly dissappointing when it didn’t.

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Written on Jul, 06, 2023 by in

Here is a view of the river mersey looking out to the ventilation tower for the tunnel.

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Written on Jul, 06, 2023 by in

The whole of the workshop/studio has been planned around an central, empty space and a free wall. Everything like filing cabinets, sets of drawers, storage has been bult on wheels so can move out into the corridoor for more room. I finished the overhead scaff riggin the other week for lights and flags. Few more tasks on some machines then …

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Written on Jul, 06, 2023 by in

I made use of the Mag follower by using its 19″ racking for the amps and Eqs, for the sound from both the steenbecks. Keeping this area tidy and free of cllutter is crucial when editing material gets hectic.

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Written on Jul, 06, 2023 by in

Its official. I hate this thing. Its SOOO unreliable. This time however it might have got damaged when some drilling took place on the frame of the printer. Looks like the bridge rectifier has blown! It can be fixed (my electrical friend tells me) but I hate this box anyway. Ok, it does an important job. It controls the motor …

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