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  1. I'm surprised you asked the question when you already had Kodak's recommendation. I stand corrected, but I still wouldn't allow any safelight directly onto the film.
  2. No 13 is an amber safelight filter for b/w printing on paper or blue-sensitive b/w print stock. You can't use any safelight at all with colour stock.
  3. It does, rather. Crumbs. I've never seen anything like it. My first thought is jammed cartridges but I've really no idea.
  4. How did you conclude that the film is broken? Can you see the broken ends? It takes a good deal of force to break film that isn't already damaged. I'm be surprised if a camera could do it.
  5. Rats. I could have done that.
  6. It's unlikely to have happened at the lab , so the first port of call must be the inside of the camera, especially the gate. There must be a lot of dust and hair in there that's jumping around so that it affects a lot of frames. I've never seen anything that bad.
  7. I don't see any scratches. A lot of dirt, but no scratches.
  8. The forum update has thrown up this old post, so here goes. "The work of the motion picture cameraman", Freddie Young and Paul Petzold, Focal Press, 1972. A bit long in the tooth now, and it was a little dated even when I got it in about 1978, but a fascinating look into the world of one of the greatest lighting cameramen who ever lived. I took it to film school and it probably taught me the odd thing. Bought at the same time, from the same series: "The work of the film director", A.J. Reynertson. A bit cerebral, probably responsible for my realising I didn't particularly want to direct. "Filmmaking: A practical Guide", Carl Linder. More of an underground work. Still worth a read.
  9. I know nothing, but this sounds like a timelapse job which a DSLR could do.
  10. It happens more often than you'd think or like. Presumably non- reflex finders and it just wasn't spotted. I have a pet theory that audiences were more accepting of artifice such as this, or fringey travelling mattes that we point at now and say "how did they ever buy that?". They just did. My theory doesn't account for Hitchcock's apparently deliberate use of jarring opticals as an abstraction.
  11. :D things have moved on, we had bagels with smoked salmon and eggs Benedict. Come to think of it there was a strong whiff from outside, could have been pork, but we were in Hornsey, so it was probably skunk.
  12. Believe it or not this shoot was mute, with no ACTT shop steward in sight, so at least they weren't having to pay him to drink tea. There was a big van outside, but I think it was for lights, not sure his wallet would have fitted in there as well.
  13. A few labs will attempt development as b/w neg but with no guarantee of results. I'd keep it as a souvenir, or sell in on ebay to a collector. BTW unless you mean the actor, lemon has one "m".
  14. I've found out that the budget for this indie is close to £2M, so maybe they could afford the optional silver plating. As of today they haven't even asked for their deposit back. No wonder there was smoked salmon and eggs Benedict on the bagels.
  15. Wouldn't have been a problem, there were extinguishers everywhere- because the production put them there. Probably should have been one for the Steenbeck, because this can happen through dust and neglect except of course mine is the cleanest Steenbeck in the land. Anyway there's an extinguisher in my car. Image ©Steenbeck BV
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