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Lance Lucero

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  1. I have been recently shooting 500T. I'm filming in a small studio in my basement (12'x12') with LED shop lights (two of them, about 10,000 lumens each). I have an 85 filter on the lens. Average light meter reading is a 5.6 or 4. Whatever my light meter readings are, I always open a stop because of the filter. The image is SOLID. If possible, try and throw a bit more light in the room.
  2. I finally got the film back and it looks great! What a fun camera!
  3. The award winning western short film (shot on film) THE LAST RESORT will play at the Los Angeles Comic Con December 3rd. If you're going to attend the con, swing on over to the Geekfest screening area and check out the film and other great movies! By the way, distributors, this film is DELIVERABLE READY. Do not fear film!
  4. Correction... DUFF has been rescheduled. There is not an exact schedule of what is playing on what days yet... The festival venues and times are as follows: Thursday December 9 Althea Center Auditorium 1400 N Williams St, Denver, CO 80218 Filmmakers reception: 6:00 PM Show Time: 7:00 PM Free parking available at the venue. The auditorium is located downstairs. No ADA access available. Saturday and Sunday December 11 and 12 Foss Auditorium at the American Mountaineering Center 710 10th Street Golden, CO 80401 Schedule for both nights: Filmmakers reception: 6:00 PM Show Time: 7:00 PM The auditorium is located in the second floor. No ADA access available.
  5. 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!
  6. 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:
  7. 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.
  8. 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
  9. Well... The camera is very old... It may have seen it's time.
  10. 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.
  11. Thanks! I just ordered some Double 8, Black & White and color. Can't wait to shoot!
  12. 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!
  13. 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
  14. All three mags are custom to the camera. They have matching serial numbers.
  15. 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.
  16. I have an Aaton LTR. The model number on the camera is C 268. This model does not match the specs of the 32, 54, or 7. I cannot match the model to anything online or in any manual. Can anyone help me identify what the proper model of the camera is? I would like to try and find the proper manual for the camera. I have attached a pic of the back of the camera. Thanks.
  17. I'm pleased to announce that THE LAST RESORT won BEST SHORT, AOF 2020 and Best Experimental Film (the film is not experimental, but okay) Miracle Makers IFF 2021 last week in Las Vegas.
  18. I went on a road trip at the end of May 2021 of the Four Corners area in the USA. I took my Canon 1014 XL-S super 8 camera with me and shot some footage of key locations from major motion pictures: Lake Powell, in the same locations where PLANET OF THE APES, 1969 was shot. The Arizona Meteor Crater, where STARMAN, 1984, was shot. And Paria, Utah where THE OUTLAW JOSEY WALES, 1976 was shot. I shot new footage that I might use for the sequel to my award winning western short film THE LAST RESORT, which I am calling BEWARE THE BOUNTY KILLER, in the exact location where the end of THE OUTLAW JOSEY WALESwas shot. I nailed it! Check out the picture of my comparison.
  19. I shoot on film and I was concerned about buying a digital light meter. I ended up going with a Sekonic FLASHMATE L-308X-U. I cross reference the unit with a used analog Sekonic L-28. It does the job.
  20. THE UNMENTIONABLES short film (shot on film) will be live! There's nothing cooler than watching your film on the big screen with a live audience. Action On Film Mega Fest, July 29th, Las Vegas, NV.
  21. THE LAST RESORT short film (shot on film) will be live again! There's nothing cooler than watching your film on the big screen with a live audience. Action On Film Mega Fest, July 29th, Las Vegas, NV. Miracle Makers Int. Film Fest, July 28th, Las Vegas, NV. GeekFilmFests, Orlando MegaCon, Orlando, FL, July 8-11th. Watch the teaser: https://vimeo.com/364828403
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