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Leanne Summers

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  1. If you're looking for low cost lights, you can pick up cheap tungstens on ebay. I picked up a few Lowel tugstens on there for cheap back in the spring, they seem to work well enough for low budget stuff.
  2. Interestingly some researchers from Stanford University are arguing that the risk of dying from CV isn't much different that the risk of dying in an accident for those under 65. https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.04.05.20054361v2.full.pdf " Therefore, for the majority of countries around the world and for the majority of states and cities in the USA, the risk of death from COVID-19 this season for people <65 years old may have been even smaller than the risk of dying from a car accident during daily commute. "
  3. Have you tried opening the film gate open and turning it,and seeing if the registration pin moves? On mine, when it's not loaded, nothing else on the inside moves. Also you can use it to move the shutter a bit if it's blocking the viewfinder, so that should be moving too. I picked one up in February and love it.
  4. Would something like the presstape for the old Kodak splicers work? https://www.ebay.com/itm/SUPER-8-S8-MM-PRESSTAPES-SPLICING-TAPE-MOVIE-FILM-SPLICE-NEW-KODAK-PRESSTAPE/273769459405?hash=item3fbdee6ecd:g:i5oAAOSwXoJcah1N
  5. I know this doesn't really have anything to do with the topic, but I love those cell phone people images.
  6. Probably the only way to get to a mass market would be for them to use the cameras as a loss leader, i.e. sell the cameras at a loss and make it up with film sales. The big question is, would enough people buy the camera and enough film for it to be profitable? This is a particular concern given the ongoing shocks due to such a large portion of the economy being shut down (things like a super 8 camera and film are "extras" that people will probably cut out before cutting other expenses). Kodak still isn't in the greatest financial shape, but they have improved things (e.g. lowered long term debt, etc.). They've been running at an operating loss (note: as a publicly traded company this is all available) for the past few years, the net profits they have reported have come from other activities (e.g. renting space as Tyler pointed out). Their cash flow hasn't been great over the past few years either. Cash flow is a particular concern as that means they would have to incur the loss and negative flows, then realize the profit and positive flows over a longer period of time. They would need a better balance sheet and cash flow to make it work. It would be quite a gamble for them to do take this approach, at least at this time. If they tried it and things didn't pan out, it would put them in a really precarious position.
  7. Whitehouse sells a parts kit with the belts in it. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Parts-Kit-for-Cinema-Products-Cameras-types-CP16-CP16R/293134025591?hash=item4440264377:g:1hsAAOSwV~1Zldnr
  8. No problem at all! Yeah, it is very useful and informative. Just glad to see others who are enthusiastic about film!
  9. You can tell about single perf film by serial number. Serial numbers above 76471 take single perf film. Bolexcollector.com details the different models and gives a lot of information about them, if you want to see how they differ.Bolexcollector
  10. Yeah, if this goes on much longer there will definitely be some bad effects. My day job is a temporary position. The hiring cycle starting this summer was going to be my third and probably last shot at getting a permanent job. I can't imagine there will be many positions available after this. That'll be a shame, I've really enjoyed the flexibility I've had to work on other things like film (I'd always hoped I could move more towards this at some point). That's a good point about unrest, especially when people won't be able to eat, and it's not just the unemployment aspect of it. The last 4 times I've been to a grocery store, there was absolutely no meat there. Right now it's more of a demand issue, probably some hoarding, but people are also spending more time at home. Instead of being at the office and going somewhere to eat, they work, and eat, at home. Their kids are at home eating lunch there instead of at school. Many restaurants are closed, and people aren't eating out as much as they generally do. So for a variety of reasons, people are buying more food for at home consumption than they normally would. What's going to happen if there are any supply side issues to compound this? If production at food processing plants starts to decrease because their workers start getting sick, it could get ugly.
  11. I'm not certain of anyone who sells them. A couple places that could be good for you to check with would be: http://www.filmguy.net/ ^sells some things such as bulbs, etc. not sure if they carry belts http://16mmfilmtalk.com ^forum of collectors, etc. of 16mm films. Someone on there may know a source.
  12. Offhand, I'm not sure what I'd be willing to pay for that, but something like that could be a good avenue for you to look at. I'd been looking to see what kind of off the shelf motor I could attach to it. I haven't put much thought into that. The K3 seems to be more of a budget camera, so it's something you might need to be deliberative about. There are plenty around, and I'm sure there would be some owners who would love a motor, but it seems like the budget aspects would need to be right for it to be viable. I agree about the lenses, something like a PL modification doesn't make sense unless you have the lenses already. There were quite a few m42 mount ones, and there's some decent m42 mount lenses you can get at a decent price that work well for what you're doing. I've since acquired an Arri 16s, so it hasn't been much of a priority for me to look at this. I have been following your other thread, and have been interested in it. I was looking at cameras for a while and was considering a CP16. They seem to have a big problem with the circuit boards going out from a battery that leaks, and had started looking into using the arduino boards to make a replacement. Anyway, I'm glad to see people looking at things like this, and doing things to keep these old cameras going.
  13. Here's an interview with Robert Richardson https://deadline.com/2019/10/once-upon-a-time-in-hollywood-cinematographer-robert-richardson-quentin-tarantino-interview-news-1202771140/#comments He didn't talk much about the black and white other than saying it was shot on black and white film. From this, it sounds like they didn't end up using the super 8 part, and used what they shot on 16mm instead. Also sounds like they had some issues at the lab.
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