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  1. Hey all, I pretty much just want to get this film in front of strangers. Tell me what you think! I am an iterative type of person, wherein I will go into the next project with what I learned. Here is what I can tell you about this project: Shot in Portland, Oregon - Dec. 2023, Final cut: Feb 2024 I shot this film on an Eclair ACL 2 (and an ACL 1 for B-Roll) using Kodak 500T 16mm Film. I shot 900 feet of film, which comes to exactly 25 minutes and 32 seconds (at 24fps). I sent the film to "The Negative Space," by Nicki Coyle, to be processed and scanned in 4k. The filming was spaced out over 3 days - All of Vincent's lines were in one session; a week later, we shot all of the Dean's lines. The following Saturday, we shot the creepy basement scene. For sound, I used a TASCAM DR-40x with an Audio-Technica AT875R Microphone. The whole setup worked really great, with a wider angle microphone I think the sound of the camera would've been a problem, though you can still here the shutter in some moments, I tried to mask it with room tone added in post. I edited the project in Davinci Resolve with some visual effects in Blender, Photoshop, and After Effects. The Painting was made in Photoshop. I took pictures of DeAndre (Vincent). Similarly, I positioned him to "Not to be Reproduced" by René Magritte (ironic, I know). Then, using Generative Fill, I filtered the image with the prompt: "Abstract Oil Painting" to get the final look. I motion-tracked and often rotoscoped in the final PNG in After Effects, which is difficult when working with 16mm film. I learned a lot with this project from a directing and writing standpoint. My two biggest takeaways are: 1.) I cannot simultaneously operate a camera and direct the actors. I need to hire a Camera Operator next time! 2.) At least one whole page of dialogue didn't make the final cut. This was okay because the dialogue was motivated to have the same end. This means I could cut out a large portion of dialogue to make the interview part more succinct without losing any crucial story points since everything they discussed pointed to the Painting. It was nice to have different dialogue options to intercut, so it worked out in the end. Please let me know what you think!
  2. After seeing some old forum posts talking about creating a DIY video tap for older 16mm cameras, I thought I’d give it a shot. There’s an old thread about exactly the camera I’m using, an Eclair ACL, but the photo of the rig that they posted is no longer on the internet. So I put a super rough $20 thing together (plus an iPhone 8+). You can see it here: https://imgur.com/gallery/aNxfqXV Any suggestions? There are definitely some things that could be improved. It takes a while to set up since it doesn’t want to stay in place unless I use tape. It’d be nice to have a more rigid arm, but I’m not sure I could find one that’s the exact length and angle needed (that’s why I ended up with the “gooseneck”). And for actual shooting I’ll need to make sure that I’ve covered up all possible points where light can come in the viewfinder so it doesn’t cause light leaks.
  3. This is a bit specific so I might not get a response, but has anyone ever adapted Leica m-mount lenses to a c-mount cine camera? There are adapters out there, and the flange distance appears to allow this to happen, but I’m still a little unsure as to if it’ll work perfectly. The fact that Leica lenses are built for cameras that don’t have a mirror, and I’m attempting to adapt it to a camera that has a mirror, seems backwards. Usually you can’t adapt mirrorless/rangefinder lenses to SLR lenses (while maintaining infinity focus). Additionally, I know m-mount lenses that are wider than 50mm perform poorly on mirrorless cameras like a Sony Alpha, but I think that’s a digital-only problem. For context, I have an Eclair ACL for which I have two Zeiss Superspeeds. I’m going to be purchasing a Leica 50mm soon for photography work (most likely the Summilux ASPH), and I would really like to use it on the 16mm cam as essentially a telephoto, close-up lens.
  4. Looking to buy an Eclair NPR. PM me if you have any leads. Thanks~
  5. I've noticed in a still photo of filmmaker William Klein made of him while at the May 1968 protests in Paris, (while he was shooting for his film "May Days - Grands soirs et petits matins") it looks like he's using an Eclair ACL with the 200ft magazine (photo attached). Most of the documentation on the ACL I've found online seems to indicate this camera was first produced in 1972. Were examples of the ACL made available before 1972? Or is this an NPR with a 200ft magazine? Thanks, Mark Palo Alto, California USA
  6. Eclair ACL Super 16mm Camera with Zeiss 10-100mm lens and Bescor 12v li-ion bat. Condition is "Used" French made, the better of the models, with Bescor 12v XLR battery, recently serviced and converted by Les Bosher to super 16m looking for offers around £2300, open to conversation, if bought outside of ebay. Eclair ACL converted to super 16mm by Les Bosher, recently serviced, variable speed motor and rotating eye peice, and handle. Fully working XLR power input 2x 400ft french made magazine recently serviced Zeiss 10-100mm 3.1 lens with Arri mount and adaptor for eclair New Bescor 12v battery 4 pin XLR (worth £250) Tifen filters x 5 various Film Changing bag flight case Motor runs fine, magazines are like new. Lens is a bit stiff, but nothing a little service won't fix, reflected in the price Collection in person available. Any questions just ask postage available Link to ebay posting ; https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Eclair-ACL-Super-16mm-Camera-with-Zeiss-10-100mm-lens-and-Bescor-12v-li-ion-bat/143855996556?hash=item217e7c4e8c:g:VAMAAOSwttRfuPMC
  7. Currently trying to track down any kind of a battery (non functioning is fine) w/cable for eclair ACL 1 or 1.5 (original 4-pin jaeger connector) or even just a 4 pin jaeger connector to fashion a new cable, already have two batteries with XLR out, just need the jaeger end (original cable was fried) neither Bernie at Super16inc nor Andrew at AZ spectrum seem to have any stock so checking here, much appreciated!
  8. Shot my first short film this last Summer. It took two and a half days and went really really well + the weather was excellent! Editing took a while as my experience is very limited, but learned a lot from it ? Hope you all enjoy it! (Shot with my Eclair ACL and on Eastman Kodak Double X 7222 film)
  9. I'm interest in picking up an Eclair ACL in good working condition. If you have one please shoot me a PM. Thanks!
  10. My Eclair ACL has a little cartridge that slides in in front of the film and behind the lens. The cartridge has a circle cutout that is about the image size of 16mm, and the intention of it is that you can load it with a circle gel to act as a filter. If I could use this feature of the camera instead of using square glass filters on the front element, I’d save about 10x the money and I’d be able to have more filtration options. I’ve got a couple questions for those who have used filter gels like this before, though: 1. Are gel filter sheets of lower quality than glass filters? Will the image be different between using an ND filter on the front element versus using a gel behind the lens? 2. Will the possibility that of the gel not being perfectly flat (since it is flexible) affect the image quality? This is what I’m most worried about; that it would cause flares. 3. More practically, the camera I have was converted to super-16. Does anyone know if this filter holder covers the full super-16 image? I just discovered this feature of the camera the other night since the previous owner had it taped up (which I assume indicates I should tape it over if I end up using it or not, to prevent light leaks).
  11. Just got an ACL today. Seems to be working fine. I think this ACL is equipped with the heavy-duty motor (but not the fancy crystal sync at all speeds motor). The speeds increase when I turn the fps dial. But there’s this blank option. When I turn to it, it makes the motor go really slow, like slower than 8fps. What is that? I’ve included a photo.
  12. Simple question, I think: is it possible to use a 100’ roll of film in a 200’ mag? Specifically with an Eclair ACL.
  13. G’day all, I’m on the hunt for a motor for an Eclair ACL. Preferably the higher speed one, but not fussed at this point, just grateful if anyone can please point me the direction of one at all.
  14. Hi everyone! I'm a young filmmaker that has recently decided to dedicate myself completely to shooting on film. I've been shooting 16mm for years, but have never owned a camera myself. I've decided to invest in a camera as I'm always on the go, and to keep borrowing cameras is getting too complicated. I'm searching for either an Eclair ACL II or the Aaton LTR 54 (also open to LTR 7).
  15. Hi, looking for an Eclair ACL package, preferably in Europe. 16 or s16 converted is fine, no ultra 16 thought thanks. On a bit of a budget so so don’t need a massive package, enough to start shooting though preferably. Feel free to message here or email me at jackcurtisdop@gmail.com. thanks
  16. Here's my latest work, released today. It's at the same time a short horror / comedy and promo for a website on Reformation aimed at young adults. Most of the film is super16, Vision3 500T and 250D. Eclair ACL, Optar Illumina lenses. Ending of the film was shot with a Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera and an Angenieux 9.5-57mm. :)
  17. Hello, I'm looking for a few Eclair ACL bits & pieces and wondered if anyone has any that may be surplus to requirement and are looking to sell. I'm after a... ACL 200ft magazine (or 2) Heavy duty motor Orientable viewfinder (with mount) If any one can help, that would be great. Thanks, Mark
  18. I'm looking for a 200' Eclair ACL magazine. Preferably French. Ideally modified for super 16. Let me know, thanks!!
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