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Timothy Fransky

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  1. That's exactly what I mean. I don't do any home processing or projection. I have all film scanned anyway. Prints are just too much hassle for me at this point.
  2. This is an excellent point. In that vein, would anyone care to speculate on what the return of Ektachrome in S8 might mean to overall costs? Meaning, does another available emulsion translate to lower prices?
  3. I'm a big fan of silent film/visual comedy. I also have been working away at scripting a few ideas. I had the same questions as the OP when I found the script for The Artist in PDF format was available. It's a very informative read. https://deadline.com/2012/02/read-the-oscar-nominated-and-bafta-winning-screenplay-of-the-artist-231555/
  4. I'd like to know how the more expert super 8 filmmakers among you colour correct your film scans. Do you use colour charts when shooting? Why or why not? I have a bunch of off-the-wall scans of my family's home movies from the 70s-late 80s. I've been using them to practice correction/grading. They're all K40, which has no doubt faded over the years. I've noticed that the whites are extremely strong, nearly overpowering. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PH8-xRVxC-34x7z0XGNXLAL8NpHT1GFZ/view?usp=sharing I had a bash at colour correcting in Lightworks 14 free, since Resolve doesn't cooperate with Win 10. I'm aware these scans are SD and there's a fair amount of digital noise. They're just family films, so we didn't feel a full 2k scan was necessary. I would like to get them looking as good as possible given these parameters. Thoughts?
  5. Resurrecting this thread as well. I'm a huge fan of silent comedy. Most of it was shot on this camera. I'd love to see any modern footage shot on this camera.
  6. This one's a long shot, but I thought I'd offer this for sale here. It's a General Electric NOS DLD/DFZ projector lamp. It's brand new, even though it's likely not less than 20 years old. These are rare, so $80CAD obo
  7. I always noticed. It wasn't "bad" necessarily; it just was noticeable. I just thought that's what the UK looked like. :lol: My grandmother was from Hampshire and all her photos had a similar appearance. I agree that it's less noticeable in mini-series like Pride and Prejudice from 1994. The resolution is certainly not HD, in its original form, but it is charming somehow. The latest HD scans are a completely different thing altogether.
  8. I'm a big fan of Monty Python's Flying Circus and Blackadder, along with a number of other English series from the stated era. I know all the exteriors were 16mm film (in some scenes Python is clearly using Arri 16m cameras). My question: what is the technical reason for the gritty look? The colours are quite soft and buildings look quite dirty. I'm sure you all know what I'm referring to. It's a very distinctive look and I always wondered why. I feel like they had to settle for the quality because of budget restrictions. Maybe I'm wrong?
  9. I'm glad someone posted about this. I always wondered what that effect was in Saving Private Ryan. It's also visible in the final fight scene between Kirk and Mitchell in Star Trek "Where No Man Has Gone Before."
  10. That's good to know. I found a Bolex B8 in Toronto that might be worth making an offer on, then.
  11. Resurrecting this thread. I like the idea of R8 for the price. I'm not sure if it's actually cheaper in the long run, but I do want to shoot in b&w a good deal. The artifacts of the smaller format are also useful for the stories I want to tell. I wonder if someone could explain to me what's causing the flicker in this clip? Is it the shutter speed or frame rate? Fogging? I don't love it, I'm afraid. I can handle a bit of dirt or grain, but this sort of flicker is tough to look at for me. The more I dive into celluloid, be it motion picture or stills, the more fogging bothers me.
  12. Title really says it all. The accessory list in the manual doesn't name one, but the photos show a soft eyecup in use. I'd love to find one if they exist. I'm also looking for some b&w super 8 stock. Expired is fine. I don't really want to spend more than $15 a roll. Maybe that's nuts, but expired stock can be unpredictable. Not in a huge hurry. Thanks!
  13. Who's making you watch Kane? What sorts of films to you prefer?
  14. So just watch the movies you like. Nobody's holding a gun to your head. We're talking about taste here: people like what they like. Nobody HAS to do anything.
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