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Geneva Wheel vs Pull-Down Claw
Felipe Locca posted a topic in 35mmHello! Sorry if this isn't the right section of the forum for this type of question. I've been doing some reading on the history of motion picture cameras and something got me curious about the mechanics used in them. It seems some early film cameras used the geneva wheel mechanism for advancing the film for exposure. And a lot of projectors have used the same mechanism for decades more. But apparently it didn't took long for camera designers to move away from the geneva wheel to use pull down claws of various forms. I imagine there is some reason for that. First I assumed it could be that pull down claws are more precise or durable, but it seems that projectors kept being designed with geneva wheels through out the XX century. And I got the impression that projectors need the same precision and probably even more durability than cameras, as they might run for a lot more hours overall. Considering the the geneva drive appears to be a lot easier to design, manufacture, assemble and repair, does anyone has an idea on why that happened? The only reason I can imagine is noise, maybe the claw mechanisms are overall more silent. That would explain why the geneva drive on cameras was more common in the early days before sound for film was developed. Also, if anyone has any recomendation of any book or text regarding the history of development of the mechanics of film cameras I'd love to learn more about that!
Sound Design with a Photochemical Workflow
Colin McGuire posted a topic in Grading, DI and TelecineHello everyone, I have researched online and can't come to any solid conclusions about how sound design and/or mixing is done when you're working optically. For instance: I'm making a movie and seriously considering taking it the full photochemical route, ie. shooting on 35mm scope, processing the film at Fotokem, getting a work print made (no DI), cutting the film on a flatbed, conforming the negative, timing the answer print, and striking a release print. The idea is to keep my movie completely off a computer. But the thing I can't seem to wrap my brain around is the audio part of the process. How do I sync the separately and digitally recorded dialog to my work print? How do I mix in the music I want? Most importantly, the sound effects? I tend to have substantial sound design in my films, sometimes 150 tracks or more, and spend around 80% of my post production process on sound. Is there a way to do this optically? Should I just go with a DI? I hear a lot of terms like sepmag, and 35 sound mag, but I'm not really sure what they are or how you edit with them. Thanks in advance for your help. Colin
Cheap External Monitor for BMPCC?
John W. King posted a topic in BlackMagic DesignHello all, As I've been expanding my crew and becoming more involved with just directing actors, I've been looking to buy an external monitor for my BMPCC so I won't have to work back and forth to check shots. My question is, do any of you guys have a suggestion for an external monitor for the Blackmagic that is under the price of $200? Thanks! John
FREE INDIE POP MUSIC FOR FILM
EMPOP posted a topic in Students and New FilmmakersHi I am empop. I am a singer/songwriter, producer, and recording studio manager from London, UK. I am writing to offer my music for free for film projects! I expect no royalties! If you would like to use my music I just ask that you send me a link to your final film, credit me at the end and also Follow me on Twitter: @empop89 and like my facebook page: www.facebook.com/empopmusic. ;-) My music is quirky, different, happy, catchy, melodic, fun and would work well for TV/Film/Adverts etc! I own all the rights to my music. I have instrumental versions of all my songs too if needed. MAGICAL, UPLIFTING songs: 'The Garden' 'Let It Go': DARK QUIRKY MUSIC: My track 'Night Poem' has the right feel for shows like 'Vampire's Diaries' etc Night Poem: My album was produced by Britney Spears' Musical Director Simon Ellis. You can hear all my music at My website is at https://www.empop.co.uk and my Facebook page is www.facebook.com/empopmusic December 2012 - The 1st song from my new album - 'The Garden' was played on BBC RADIO 6 by Tom Robinson. July 2012 - My song 'Let It Go' was played on BBC RADIO 6 by Tom Robinson. 25th June 2012 - My song 'French Riviera' was played on BBC RADIO 6 by Tom Robinson. In May 2012 I was invited on BBC Introducing at BBC Three Counties Radio to talk about my music and they played 'Whispers In The Night'. Cheer up your day with some empop ;-) Thank you for listening. Love empop xxx EMAIL ME: firstname.lastname@example.org SAY HELLO: www.empop.co.uk Twitter: @empop89 www.facebook.com/empopmusic Youtube: empop89 www.soundcloud.com/empop89 email: email@example.com
I need some advice to help me decide on a Camera, and I'll give a quick run-down of my situation because I've seen others leave out details on the forum after a brief scan. I'm a Graphic Design student in Toronto, I'm in my 4rth year doing my Design Thesis, and over the past 2 years I've taken more motion graphics/VFX classes than anything else (which is strange to me in a design program mostly based on print and typography) none the less I've found myself heading in the direction of film. I've been doing photography for some time now, I mostly only shoot for personal, but it lead me into film making when I had my Nikon D3100 (by no means a great camera for video) I mostly shoot action sports up until now, some of the atheltes are taking on professional sponsorships for this year, so with that in mind I already needed to upgrade my gear to keep up with the level of deliverables. As of recently I had my camera gear all stolen from me, there is little to no chance I will ever see any of it again. My next intention is to pick up more professional level video camera, something between $2000 and $3500 (Canaidan dollars) and I have NO idea what to pick. Most skate/snowboard/action sport camera men I meet suggest Sony VX series cameras, which to me isn't so appealing, I don't want to be investing an already limited amount of money into something used. I have some minor technical idea of what I'm looking at from playing with my gopro and knowing DSLR technology pretty firmly, but digital camcorders still confuse me when I read the technical specifications, there's just a lot to take in. Beyond action, I do plan to step out into film making, and even hope to try my foot in areas I've studied like advertising. I've been mostly going off what's available to me from Henrys http://www.henrys.com/Categories/112-Pro-Video-Cameras.aspx So my question for those of you already experianced in this, what am I looking for? Anything right now is positive for me.