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Austin Mitchell

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  1. Thanks again Dom and also Richard, you guys are right. I have the door on the left. I've looked over the internet and finding the door I need by itself or the mounting brackets for the octameter is going to be next to impossible. I wish knew I needed the octameter before. Oh well. I may end up just selling the camera and octameter.
  2. Hey guys I have a new issue. I have the octameter now but it won't attach to the side of my camera because I don't have the appropriate side mounts. Does anyone have any idea where I can get these mounts that go on the side of the camera? I can't find any on ebay.
  3. thanks for clearing that up for me guys I just wanted to make sure I would be composing my shots correctly with the octameter. I have a 16mm lens I will try out for sure.
  4. Simon - Thank you for pointing that out, I read the chart incorrectly. Heikki - Thank you for the good info. My next question is this: Since the pentax lenses are designed for 35mm still photography, will the focal length perspective still match up with the bolex h16 octameter? For example using the lenses on a Canon 550D I have to multiply the focal length by 1.6 to get the effective length that I'm shooting. It seems that for the bolex, I would need to multiply my lens focal length by some number and choose the correct resulting length accordingly for the octameter in order to see the correct perspective while looking at my composition through the octameter.
  5. Hello all, I've recently acquired a Bolex h16 non-reflex camera to try shooting a bit of film. I'm new to it. The camera serial # is 88806 and according to the bolex collector website this is a camera from 1936-1937. It does not have the octometer for parallax correction or top viewfinder cup. All I have is the camera itself with no extras. My hope is to use a m42 to c-mount adapter on the camera so I could use my pentax still photo lenses, but I don't know how this would work on this type of camera or if it is even possible. I'm trying to figure out: - If I would be able to focus correctly using the pentax lenses and adapter by looking through the top viewfinder. - How the octometer works. How do you compose shots using different focal lengths with this system and would it be possible using the m42 lenses? Thanks, Austin
  6. Thanks for the info guys. I have always wondered just how wide Kubrick went in certain situations on different films. The 9.8mm in the record store is very interesting. I am guessing that similar tracking shots of Tom Cruise in Eyes Wide Shut are not quite that wide.
  7. Before I made my first short I read somewhere a quote from Kubrick, which I'll paraphrase: "If you want to make a movie, before you know about anything else, you need to know about photography." I took this advice to heart and learned everything I could about the basics of composition and still photography, and I read about the elementary shots in cinema. I'm not a professional and I'm still striving to learn everything I can, but I did personally make a first short that I felt proud to have made. If one is careless about photography then one might as well write a novel instead and leave it up to the imagination.
  8. Does anyone have any information on the range of focal lengths Kubrick used for A Clockwork Orange, Full Metal Jacket, The Shining, and Eyes Wide Shut? What sort of focal length did Kubrick use for close-ups? Thanks
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