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Lance Lucero

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  1. Hey! THE LAST RESORT short film (shot on film) is an Official Selection of the Denver Underground Film Festival - 2021. The film will play November 19th! FINALLY, a Denver premiere! Some hometown love!
  2. My go to mic for Foley recording was a Sennheisser 416. The last mic I used for recording dialog and Foley was a cheap Insignia USB Recording Microphone. Cost about $40. It worked just fine. I used the mic for my short film (shot on film) THE LAST RESORT. I shot the film on Super 8 with no sound. All the sound was recorded and designed by me at Warehouse 9. I used a lot of canned sound effects as well. The sound of the film is great! Here's the trailer:
  3. It is wise to test your light meters before shooting... I have a digital Sekonic Flashmate L-308X-U. It always wants me to open a stop more than I need. It's not detrimental, but it's not accurate. I sent it to Sekonic to re-calibrate it just to make sure, and I get the same results. It's not a big deal, but I have to compensate for it. It doesn't mater what film stock I use, I have to keep it in mind. I have an analog Sekonic L-28. It was used and the globe was a bit cruddy, so I ordered a new one before I tested it. The meter always wants me to close a stop. It's to the point that the image is actually under exposed. While I was shooting a miniature set I built for my current film, I tested both meters under the exact same lighting circumstances. This is how I determined the difference in the two meters and how to compensate. Now that I know the margin of error of the two meters, I use them both when shooting and my exposures are spot on.
  4. I ordered this tripod and dolly from B&H. Plus several empty 5 lbs. sandbags (I filled them myself) for extra stabilization. I have an early version of an Aaton 7. Fully loaded, the camera weighs 18.1 lbs. The gear ran me less than $300.00. It's everything I need. https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1495604-REG/sirui_sh15_75mm_bowl_aluminum_tripod.html https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/970945-REG/magnus_dwf_2_universal_tripod_dolly.html
  5. Well... The camera is very old... It may have seen it's time.
  6. Regular 16mm is just fine. I shoot with an early 16mm Aaton 7 and a Super 8 Canon 1014 XLS. I don't have a viewfinder (ground glass) that designates 1.85:1, so I eyeball my frame. After I have the footage scanned, I crop to 16x9 and it looks great.
  7. Thanks! I just ordered some Double 8, Black & White and color. Can't wait to shoot!
  8. Scored this amazing Keystone 8mm K27 Capri film camera at my local thrift store. This gem from 1958/59 works! It takes Double 8 film, which is a 16mm roll that shoots on both sides. Took me a while to clean up 60 years of grim, but it's ready! I can't wait to test it out!
  9. Okay, a buddy of mine found this spec sheet for the Aaton 7. It's soooo close to the model that I have. Too bad it's not in English. But, I was able to see that the Aaton 7 has a fuse. Page 115 (first page), item number 6, the Sicherung (fuse) 6 A. My model does not have a screw opening for a fuse like that ANYWHERE on the body. http://www.lusznat.de/cms1/index.php/kinomuseum-muenchen/gerhard-fromm-s-sammelblaetter/aaton-7-16mm-sammelblatt
  10. All three mags are custom to the camera. They have matching serial numbers.
  11. So far AbelCine and Cine Facilities have not been able to identify the camera. They just say it's a really old experimental version. I'm still skeptical if the camera actually has a fuse. AbelCine says the fuse might be behind the XLR4 connector. I'm not opening it up to find out.
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