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  1. Ellston Bay used a Beaumont, and then was released in Imax, in 2018. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5852116/technical?ref_=tt_dt_spec
  2. I did a test on a Konvas a while ago, not with a grid but with newsprint double-exposed. It was good, no jitter, at least on a normal sized screen. However, only one of the magazines worked perfectly. The other two obviously needed servicing and fresh oil. So I conclude that the Konvas' registration depends very much on keeping the magazines in top shape.
  3. It's a long time since I saw Titanic, but have just watched the TV doc https://www.channel4.com/programmes/titanic-into-the-heart-of-the-wreck/on-demand/71942-001 where James Cameron shows us the miniature wreck he used in the film, due I think to the lack of light and visibility for the wide shots. So likely I was fooled by some of the 'underwater' footage ๐Ÿ˜ and I'm guessing that it was super-35 on the miniature, although maybe Techniscope to match better and improve depth of field? .... Whatever, it looked great.
  4. One way perhaps for guiding the film safely: use stainless steel key-rings. So only the film's edges touch.
  5. Has anyone tried T-max 35mm still stock (100ft) in a movie camera ? There's certainly a need and therefore a market for a high resolution b&w movie film, particularly in 16mm. I wonder too if gigabit film is made anywhere these days. Or something similar.
  6. You mean left to right of each image ? I haven't found this.
  7. I see, thanks. I don't like the Morse tank, scratches ! Lomo good
  8. Is that the actual spacecraft that Gherman Titov flew, or is it a replica ? I wasn't clear from your commentary. If so, amazing, in a museum-park by the village ? I hope it is protected well. Good to see the bathroom processing. Those first few years of the space race were incredible for those who remember, Sputnik onwards. They gave great hope and exhilaration for us youngsters, marred of course by the events of late 1962. And later on, the moon shots... I still have my PanAm reservation ticket somewhere ๐Ÿ˜ƒ Number 3172, don't think it'll work. And we also have our memories of Tito
  9. About the footage of Gagarin in space, it was not a movie camera on board, it is a TV broadcast from a TV camera in a spaceship, filmed on Earth from a monitor screen on film. I think I understand then that there was an automatic TV camera aboard that was filming him ? About Alan Shepard on May 5 - firstly, this cannot be called a full-fledged space flight, the height is not so great, and Shepard did not shoot with a movie camera, those color frames were shot with an automatic movie camera on a spaceship Well, I'm not sure you could say it wasn't a "fully-fledged" space flight
  10. If it's the Macro 10mm Switar it will definitely work with the 4mm Aspheron. Good quality image, but I don't know how it compares with the '16mm' 5.5mm Aspheron. The image on 16mm will be not be quite as wide angle, more like a 6.5mm lens. If your lens is the normal non-macro 10mm, it may work for longer distances only, ie. above 7ft say. https://filmisfine.com/shop/camera-lenses/8mm-movie-lenses/bolex-aspheron-lens/
  11. I enjoyed your video ๐Ÿ™‚ and interesting the iconic Konvas history and Arri comparisons etc. Regarding Yuri Gagarin, I thought there was some space footage. https://www.france24.com/en/europe/20210412-russia-marks-60th-anniversary-of-yuri-gagarin-s-pioneering-space-mission shows two shots at about 37-48 seconds. Or were these not done during the flight ? Alan Shepard also has some footage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VW4M3SlSIkU I wonder if the Earth shot, if taken by Shepard on his brief sub-orbital flight, was done on film. He was the chap of course who later played golf o
  12. I presume the in-flight footage of Gagarin was TV video ? So does that make Titov the first person to use a film camera in space, and 35mm too ? Or did Alan Shepard use a film camera in May of that year ?
  13. Good to see the Konvas in action, I also remember that sound of mine ๐Ÿ˜„ I hadn't realised it had been taken up by Titov, amazing when you think they would have perhaps used 16mm. Exciting times those years of the space race. The museum interesting, Gagarin has one too I read. It's a nice idea to have a museum in the home-village of space heroes. Does Neil Armstrong have one I wonder.
  14. Another idea maybe, if I'm understanding you correctly ๐Ÿคจ. Is it possible to make the miniature set just with cut-outs... photos etc? They might appear similar to the cut-out effect one sees through a telescope.
  15. I understand now thanks, I hadn't read your question properly. I think also like Phil above that it would be maybe better to keep the focal lengths fairly alike, although a very long lens on the miniatures might look wierd. And maybe draw too much attention to them being miniatures. Increase depth of field perhaps by doing single-frame long exposures ?
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