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  1. If you've worked with a Bell and Howell 2709 35mm please post what you know. I will hopefully be filming with mine this year. I need lenses though, I have a Cooke Speed Panchro 50mm, and a couple of Goertz Hypar f3.5's. That's all I have. So I will test with what I have. My plan is to test color and b&w. I want to run some short ends through it, I have a 200ft mag. I would like to run sound film through it at some point but am happy to just do silent for now to get some test results. I have a motor with it but I have heard from Dave Dechant that when he ran one hand cranked, when the film was processed you couldn't tell it was coming from a hand cranked camera. I have a Mitchell matte box and some filters, round and 3x3. I know there is a kit of behind the lens filters available which I will probably get. I have an Akeley gyro and a mitchell pan and tilt friction head. I have short and tall sticks, also a hi hat. I am waiting on the rack over block which is being machined. Hum what else.... I have a Filmo 16mm and I want to make a short with the tests from both camera's. I have one of those 4H ( think that is it) portable sound recorders, the digital one. I was going to blimp the camera with a blanket 'cause I know it's a noisy movement... and record on the hand held, then I was going to process the silent film, have it converted to digital and edit it dubbing in the audio from the 4H. Neither of the camera's have sound syn. I am going to invest in something which has sound syn in the near future, like an arri, fries or something ( 35mm) but for getting some tests done for now I think what I have here will work. If anyone has any advice. I would really appreciate it. Thank you. Oh one other thing, I was on the 'Lincoln' film set and we used 35mm. So I know the finished product is fine for widescreen right? Once all this is edited in to a master ( is that the right term) it can still be reformatted for different screens as needed right. I'm asking this because I not filming for anything as large as IMAX or full theater. comments appreciated fergusnod@yahoo.com and xcuse typo's
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