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Marty Hamrick

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  1. Very intriguing. Thank you.Wish I could post some of this, but the video is for a private corporate party and no one signed model releases.I've posted this is some other places and got very little response. Must not be a popular effect.
  2. Hi Folks: Maybe I posted this in the wrong place. I originally posted this in the visual effects section, and I'm thinking maybe that wasn't right as this isn't a big effect like multilayering or CG animatics. I have a friend who is doing a mockumentary and he wants to use some VHS video that I shot back in the 90's of a 70's party on a single chip consumer VHS camcorder. I want to make it look like VHS from a 70's tube camera and I thought about playing it on a flat screen and shooting it on a tube camera. I did something similar with some digital video and a super 8 camera with Ektachr
  3. How would it look if I shot the video off of a flat screen with a tube camera? I've done that with video and shot the monitor with a super 8 camera and made it look like quasi news film, but what I have here really needs to be tube video. I have a friend that's doing a mockumentary and I have some footage that I shot of a 70's party with a single chip VHS camcorder back in the 90's. I really want to put those comet trails on the disco ball.
  4. I'm looking to take some video shot in the 90's on a VHS camcorder of the era and I want to make it look like it was shot on one of the first single tube home video camera/VHS deck combos, circa 1978-80.
  5. That's right,Chris. I was NOT looking for a real ad. I was looking for a movie that featured a spoof ad,probably lampooning Yashcia as "Hamshika" or something similar.
  6. I've posted this scene description on several movie trivia sites as well as old movie forums and such and no one has been able to offer any information. I have an old childhood memory about a movie in which super 8 camera commercials were lampooned. I remember seeing images of this impressive looking super 8 camera that was called something like the "Hamshika Super 8". It was an impressive looking camera, kind of like a Bolex 160, if memory serves, but you saw people shooting with it and a low,husky , sexy female voice whispered the word "Capture!" all the way through the spoof commercial. The
  7. I'm attempting to re create an old horror movie TV show open that someone has managed to preserve the audio portion on youtube. I'm putting the images together from memory as it was an old childhood favorite for me and I'm sure the video portion no longer exists. The show aired locally in Charleston, SC in the 60's and 70's on WCIV, there was no host, just a really creepy open that had some images that haunted me for years and judging by the youtube comments, I wasn't the only one. Some of the haunting images were from a German film titled The Torture Chamber of Dr. Sadism (Christopher Lee, 19
  8. Last I saw, it was going for around 35 a roll w/o shipping, but I hadn't seen the sources you guys quoted. I've had a few serious sounding inquiries, but they backed out. I'll try lowering the price. I got these as left overs from a class I was teaching for the New York Film Academy, so I know they're all fresh. "Considering the success and new products at Fotoimpex film will not be dead soon. Don't hold your breath" That's good to hear, but outside of film schools, most of the film shooters I know in Florida and Ontario are shooting most of their projects on Reds, Alexas and DSLR's th
  9. This stock is still for sale. Email me at martyh1960@yahoo.com if interested. I want 80 bucks for the whole lot, plus 10 for shipping . I'll pay any shipping overage, if in USA. This stock was bought new June 2012 and been kept frozen. All rolls are sealed except one, which has about 80 feet remaining on it. Priced to sell!!
  10. Hi Folks, I never thought it would be so hard to sell fresh film stock at such a low price ! Had a few nibbles, but no one has shown me any money. The death of film can't be far off now, judging from what I see going for so little on all the used gear sites. Maybe it's time to start taking bets on when manufacturing stock will grind to a halt. A few years ago, I would've jumped at a deal like this. Here it is again: 6 100 foot rolls of Tri X 7266 Reversal film. Bought new June, 2012 and kept frozen. 5 rolls are sealed, one has been opened and has about 80 feet remaining on the roll.
  11. Ive got some Tr X reversal stock left over from a summer film camp I was teaching for the NewYork Film Academy. It's on craigslist so if interested, please answer there as I don't post here much anymore. http://cfl.craigslist.org/pho/3518028712.html
  12. That's another thing I wonder about, is how many people who bought home movie gear back in the day, put the time and effort into their stuff that you describe. I never saw anything that good when I was transferring film to VHS back in the 80's. The closest I came to anything that creative was a 400 foot reel of 16mm Kodachrome silent film that was a very ambitious high school production of life in ancient Rome. The film was made some time in the 40's and shot in the school's rather opulant looking courtyard which was pretty authentic looking as were the costumes. There's much more than just m
  13. Small format films are all over youtube as well as videos of folks showing off their old cameras and projectors. There's videos of Fairchild Cinephonic 8 cameras,Bell and Howell projectors and plenty of people's home movies and test footage. I'm just curious as to what happened with some of the more "exotic" small format systems and films made with them. Take for instance the Fairchild Cinephonic 8, a standard 8mm camera from the early 60's that shot single system sound on film, more than a decade before the Kodak Ektasound super 8 cartidge. I'm curious as to how many of those thing weres
  14. Yep, thats just like saying that budget has little to do with whether or not the movie is good or bad. I just remember back in the 90's if you had film on your reel, that meant you were working on something with a higher budget usually and you got looked at more seriously than if you didn't. I get a kick out of the commercials that brag that the spot was shot on the camera they are advertizing.
  15. That's quite true, however when you go to sell your services and compete with everyone else, being a film shooter meant something to the folks paying your salary. Plus, I think it's safe to say that no one is going give someone, particularly a talentless bum with no clue how to shoot film an IMAX camera and film stock and expect them to shoot somewhing worthwhile.If you're paying for film, you're not going to hire someone who's only experience is with a DV camera, regardless of how good his DV project was.
  16. Well it looks like the big three camera manufactures are done. http://magazine.creativecow.net/article/film-fading-to-black Panavision, Arriflex and Aaton will no longer manuafcture film cameras. I'm all for progress, but it's still sad. For many years being a film shooter vs. a video shooter meant the difference between a weekend Cesna pilot and an astronaut, a regular sailor and a Navy SEAL. What happens to the exclusivity benchmark now?
  17. BTW, I'm shooting the moving camera shots with a Glidecam 1000. I've had a chance to do a little practice with it, but it never seems quite balanced. We had to put a little weight on the bottom as DSLR's are really light for this piece, but it still has a little trouble not wandering off. Any suggestions?
  18. Actually we shot more tests on the location and were quite pleased with the results.I won't have to do day for night at all.We got some pretty good test shots lighting two or three trees at a time for medium shots and closeups. The sequence could work without a master shot easily, but the director(who's also editing and doing CG effects)and I discussed the possibility of lighting a few trees with the actors on a wide locked down master shot, then shooting without actors and lighting a different set of trees for each take and compositing them in post as he apparently has some pretty good softw
  19. I'm shooting a horror short with night exteriors and a really sparse lighting package. Camera is a Canon t2i.We shot some tests using traditional technique, white balance set for tungsten so it goes blue and underexpose a few stops. The problem is that getting large amounts of sky in the wide master shots is unavoidable and the effect is killed.Also the director wasn't too keen on the effect as he stated to me that he wasn't a fan of the "Hammer horror film look."He may be SoL on that one, his largest instrument is a 750 watt PAR. We're going to do some more tests tonight at full dark with a f
  20. Thanks Ian. I suppose interval timers pop up on ebay? I seem to remember an old Super 8 Filmaker magazine had an article about how to build an intervalometer out of an old electric alarm clock.
  21. I'm going to be shooting some time lapse of a day on Lake Ontario with a Canon 814AZ on E100D. Been awhile since I've messed with any kind of film, if I'm not mistaken, the 814 is cart notched to handle the new film stocks, so the camera's auto iris should work on single frame as the lighting changes,right? I'm of course going to have a light meter, but as I recall, the Canon's auto irises were really good. I had a 1014E that was spot on every time back in the day.The test rolls I've shot with this camera have all come out great, but this is the first time I've tried time lapse. Anyone have an
  22. I wanted to revisit this thread as I have been monitoring the way prices 16mm cameras in general have been going for some time. I've noticed regular 16mm cameras, especially the old school beasts like I cut my teeth on (Beaulieus, Bolexes, Arri S, M, BL)have nosedived whereas converted super 16 and even ultra 16 cameras have held their place. A converted S 16 French Eclair ACL or Aaton LTR still commands between 7 and 10 G, whereas an unconverted model won't fetch over 4 G.That works out pretty evenly when you figure out that conversions run between 1800 and 3500, so that all comes out in the
  23. Can't remember what old TV show I saw it on, but it seems like I remember seeing that spoofed, a director wannbe (maybe Jethro from the Beverly Hillbillies?)carried a large telescope around his neck.
  24. One thing about de Laurentis, not all of his movies were good artistically, but when I worked in the theatre business, I could always count on a good profit and they seemed to bring in the snack bar business so the per cap was always good.
  25. Thanks, Adam. That's actually encouraging. I know Toronto also has LIFT which I plan to join as soon as I get legal here. I still prefer film for things like music videos, which I'm looking to explore more of here as the local music scene is light years ahead of where I came from. Picked up a really nice Yamaha guitar for next to nothing just asking around at the gym and started jammin' again. LIFT has some really good prices on Bolex S 16 rentals for members.
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