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Jeremy Cavanagh

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  1. You forgot flares.......the trouser kind.
  2. Robin, I know you have your tongue partly in your cheek with a somewhat sardonic air but as an engineer in broadcast with thirty years of yet more bloody advanced technology hype in imaging, etc I’d like to contest the ideas in your post. There is no such thing as one technology being more advanced than another. Heating water with a either wood fire or a Gen 3 reactor is simply doing the same thing with two different tools. So it goes with cmos imaging chips and silver halide crystals stochastically distributed across an emulsion. For me, personally, after thirty years of staring at both under controlled conditions I just like film. I enjoy video (the term ‘digital’ just causes me to snigger but I understand why it is widely used) and it can be used in all sorts of neat ways but to say one technology is superior to another........oh, purlease!
  3. Get in line Heikko! There are lot’s of us who want to take that 416, etc with attendant rolls to ‘recycling’....... As to emulsion, yep it’s sooo dead, we keep buying it off Kodak because we feel so sorry for them that they haven’t realised they are ghosts....... Sad really.
  4. The thoughtlessness concerned the situation where a person died because people in authority put pressure on his throat......for around eight minutes.......despite the dying man gasping out that he couldn’t breath.....
  5. This is an extremely thoughtless choice of words given the singular event that has triggered off the recent series of world wide protests and I write this as a middle aged, middle class, straight white male. As a middle aged, middle class, straight, white male in an industry dominated by a set of white, middle and upper class people of both sexes very sure that they are entitled to make decisions for the rest of us I don’t feel under siege. However, people who have enjoyed a certain status conveyed on them by a particular group may feel any such ephemeral status may be under threat. And I can understand if another group in pushing against against exclusion decides they can do without my status and help even if it’s uncomfortable for me. It’s a matter of being able to change and open to change and I can see in my middle aged, middle class self how difficult I find it is to change. I can’t speak for the film industry nor can I speak for the worldwide television industry but my observation from years in UK, Australian and to a lesser extent US television, is that there is an over representation of very conservative people where received wisdom on how things are is the prevailing intellectual outlook.
  6. Uli, there must still be hundreds of 35mm projectors lying around in storage across the country. I should wander down to the cinema museum at Elephant and Castle and ask them where they would look for projectors as they have a whole collection dating back over a hundreds years. However, you are right, its time to consider moving from London especially if contemplating one’s own 35mm projector in the front living room.....
  7. When you say NZ was told 80K deaths who told you this? Was it the only figure you were told and were you told it was definitely going to be 80k or was it one number in a range of official projections? How do you know it is a lie, what information did you have at the time that showed it was scientifically wrong? As Uli has pointed out knowledge of this virus has been limited and is changing by the day as scientists ignore the noise and get on with unravelling what makes this virus tick. It could just be that the NZ government is made up of rational types who didn’t want people to die and made decisions based on the best information they had. Take my home country, even the brigands in office in Canberra had to take account of rationality and compassion (two things very difficult for them). However, the usual suspects have been calling for science to be ignored and if a ‘few’ people have to be sacrificed then they will be glad to sacrifice them (I kid you not) for the greater good of restoring the flow of readies into the trouser pockets of those who tell you they deserve lots and lots of readies.
  8. Only in parts of Florida. The science is telling the governor of Florida to keep restrictions in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. https://experience.arcgis.com/experience/96dd742462124fa0b38ddedb9b25e429/. https://covidtracking. and that pink commie newspaper. https://www.ft.com/content/a26fbf7e-48f8-11ea-aeb3-955839e06441 https://floridahealthcovid19.gov/plan-for-floridas-recovery/
  9. Might turn out to be so but there is no science behind your assertion, its nowt better than a guess.
  10. Richard, Does the CDC information say something like this: .....all vaccines have the same results as current flu vaccines........ ? As I said previously: It does not follow.
  11. Two DS8s’, the nearer one - 1:1 shaft. Hoping an economical pathway to Ektachrome or vision 3 DS8 stock emerges till then relying on Fomapan and stock stored in the fridge (haven’t tried Kahl).
  12. The link to that page on the CDC website would be useful. However, you cannot use Flu vaccines as an example unless you can show that any ‘future’ vaccine for Covid -19 will have the same efficacy. To paraphrase: it does not follow.
  13. Sky News is the Australian Fox news mini-me, not to be taken seriously. As to Sweden, its a different society from North America and anyway they are all commies in Sweden and law abiding commies at that.
  14. Update. A fellow cinematography member very kindly sent me a copy of an article on the 16mm version which explained in much better detail how to couple the camera and motor together and that has explained everything. Being in lockdown here in London should give some time over the next few weeks to run some test rolls through the camera, not sure if anyone is processing film here at the moment though.
  15. I’m trying to find out how to connect an 8-80 motor to a Pathe BTL DS8 camera. I’ve bought the camera and its motor but can’t find any instructions for the motor. The motor appears to couple with the film rewind mechanism on the camera but as the rewind mechanism appears to only go backwards (as you’d expect). I found a camera operating instruction manual online which has a brief section on coupling the two together via the film rewind but nothing about releasing the rewind so it drives the film forward. I don’t not to break things when coupling the two together and turning the motor on and trying to force it.... The weird thing camera does have a separate direct drive shaft but the motor doesn’t physically couple to it. Any ideas.
  16. There are some cheap boxes that will convert 625 to 525 as SDI (digital) but it might take two boxes or so to get the O/P you want. It would mean hanging them off the tripod or in a box with a power supply or strapping them to the back of a monitor. I think Black Magic might do such boxes. I haven’t looked at the 435 closely enough to see how you strip out the existing IVS camera for a different format. One of these days I intend to get around to taking a modern HD machine vision camera, fixing an HDMI card to it and mounting it on a 35 mm.
  17. I would’ve thought that as long as the frame is held in the gate for one exposure then adding another exposure would be too difficult and the frame wouldn’t move (I’m excluding continuous movement transports)?
  18. Hmmmmm, I wonder if they were reading this forum......
  19. My Goodness, Julius Sumner Miller! There's a blast from the past! However, only Australians (and maybe Californians?) would know of him.
  20. Hopefully the Imax theatre next to Waterloo station will show it in 70mm, 20 min cycle from home, bliss!
  21. Robert, I'm building my own DIY scanner for 8 mm and I'm intending to use a mono machine vision camera to do RGB frames and then combine them in software as I don't like the loss in resolution from a bayer sensor (as brilliant a technology as it is). I've been warned off this approach and told that just getting a larger bayer based sensor will get over the loss of resolution however I'm not convinced about this and I was wondering what your opinion was (BTW, I'm an engineer so not afraid of technicalities.......no, a real engineer, not someone who has spent their professional life behind a keyboard.......).
  22. Perhaps Ferania can piggyback on the PR Kodak's announcement is generating but to have a chance they will have to get into the market quicker than Ektachrome and establish a foothold, if only by a few months. The other thing Ferania may be able to do is if they can make the film more easily available than Kodak, this could be difficult for Ferania but Kodak's last mile distribution eco system is pretty withered so Kodak may not enjoy an adavantage here. The other thing is I don't think Kodak has set out how they will make the new Ektachrome available in S8 e.g. it may only be available as a process paid package to go with the new camera which will limit its reach whereas if Ferania makes it possible to get stock in a variety of ways and in both 8 and 16 then that's more attractive. If Ferania has the resources and energy left over to be nimble then they could build a place alongside Kodak and you and I win, if both companies are nimble then that could still pay off for everyone as well.
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