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Bryan Darling

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About Bryan Darling

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  • Birthday 04/18/1978

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    Sacramento, CA
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    Experimental Cinema, Photography

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  1. I'm selling a Uhler Cine Printer. I picked this up as I thought it was pretty cool, but never have used it. It's for making prints/copies of 8mm & 16mm films. I plugged it in and the exposure lights work as does the motor. One light is for image another for the soundtrack if you have one. It could use a cleaning. I'm asking $150/obo.
  2. This is such a great meter. Used this as my first meter when learning film and photography. I compared it to my Sekonic digital and it's right on. I'm asking $60. Includes meter, case, strap, high slide, Lumisphere, Lumidisc, & Lumigrid Meter is self-powered. Includes fps from 8-128.
  3. I've owned several Bolex cameras and this is by far the quitest and smoothest. It is very clean and in perfect cosmetic condition. This has the larger 10x viewfinder which is the main reason I got it. It makes a big difference in focusing. It also has an adjustable shutter. The following is included: 1- Bolex RX2 Body with all lens caps 1- New Tobin TXM-26B Crystal Sync Motor 4- Schneider RX lenses (top of line with Switar): 1.8/10, 1.2/16, 1.4/25, 2.8/75mm 1- Switar 2.5/18-86 EE (seems to work but not sure how to use automatic features) 4- Bolex Extension tubes for macro work (#1,2,3,4- full set) 1- Filter Holder 7- Assorted Kodak Wratten filters 1- Bolex pistol grip handle 1- 100' take-up The film I've shot through this has been superb, the lenses are very sharp and beautiful. You really will be pressed to find a better camera kit. The camera and lenses were purchased from a private party in Belgium. The seller collects, trades, and works on Bolex cameras. The Tobin motor was purchased in 2006. These motors are not currently being manufactured, this was from the last "batch" The rest of the kit was gathered over the years. I'm asking $1300 obo.
  4. Not that it would beat Frame Discreet, but we have a similar setup using the Workprinter series transfer machines. I've transferred films for artists and consumers alike on the West Coast. Home Movie Store, you can see a couple samples here. Our prices are from $9-$20/roll depending on the service and can transfer files directly an external hard drive for editing use. I definitely think Justin's transfers look very well done.
  5. As with any film from the past, you can't look at it with eyes of today. It's important to look at these things in perspective. You have to consider the social, cultural, political, technological, and artistic conditions at the times these films were created. That's not to say that because a film has been said to be great, you will or "have to" find it great as well. In the end it's a matter of personal taste and aesthetic. I find a lot of people, especially students, say a lot of films are great yet they really don't get it personally. They are just saying what their professors and books have told them and have no real understanding of why the film is great- even though they can list those reasons. That said, there are usually reasons why people say a film is great. It is in analyzing those reasons and working to understand them that you can then make an educated judgment as to whether you feel that film is great, good, ok, or bad. But to pass judgment on any work without really studying and making assessments within perspective of the past is short-changing the work and yourself.
  6. I really recommend Josef Alber's Interaction of Color. I checked it from a local library. It was one of the best books I've ever read on color and ideas of color. It's not so much a practical book but rather an approach type of book when it comes to color.
  7. You can get a SuperMag that holds 400'. Spectra Film will cut down any film you want into any length you need.
  8. I've got a nice Cine Kodak Model A. It was the first motion picture camera Kodak produced. It was made to coincide with the release of 16mm film. Here is a link with more info and pictures of the camera. I'm not sure if 16mm would fit your needs, but if you are interested let me know. Cine Kodak Model A info
  9. I've used this mic for many years. I highly recommend it. I've used it for narrative and documentary films. The audio quality is good.
  10. 2/3 seems a little high to me. 25% is what I've always done, which would be 1/4 stop which I often round to a 1/3 to make it easy. The simplest way to calculate exposures for something like a Bolex is to take your exposure compensation for the light loss of the vf and the difference in the shutter angle from the standard and translate that into an adjusted ASA. That way you can set your meter for a specific ASA and never have to worry about doing any math in your head when your out and about. As a side note, I use the L-508 cine and it has a wonderful function allowing you to dial in your shutter angle. It makes shooting a Bolex and Super 8 cameras a breeze.
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