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  • Shooting Log 
    Yes thats exactly it.. but you'd be surprised how many "producers" dont understand that.. and its become the "flat look" . I swear there are people putting straight log footage out to air.. you can...
  • Stepper motor spec for converting Super 8 projector 
    No, Peter. I went old-school and frosted a thin piece of glass with a special spray-paint. I project a small image, about 7 inches by 5 inches, and the image is quite good. Having said that, I...
  • If a film person goes to digital ... 
      Point at subject.. focus (if needed).. set exposure.. record.. .. shoot Slog if you want a full grade and or apply a LUT.. easy ... even I have made a living out of it..  Sony REC7...
  • Miah - Directed by Daniel Corcoran 
    Just watched it.. lovely sir.. amazing all natural light .. loved the framing.. esp when the guy is in with the doctor .. takes balls !.. and on the phone out of frame..  nice one..
  • Bolex "Surefire" handgrip 
    I recently picked up one of these Paillard-Bolex "Surefire" handgrips . It works well. I like the handle with the built-in cable release.  It balances better with my older and lighter non-refl...
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    perfect, thank you!
  • WTB: ARRI Zeiss Ultra 16 lenses 
    Hi Attila, I'm looking for Ultra 16 lenses, not S16 Super Speeds. And that price is... Well, I'll just say I'm not interested.  -jj
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    Evan, Got both items in stock. Swing arm is new, dual 15mm/19mm mounting. Also have Preston Y-cables for Arri, Aaton or Digital (D-tap)We use & recommend the Lentequip SafeTap with polarit...
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  • Question about film print 
    You'd certainly need to go via IN and print to reproduce painted film accurately, because there's no longer a reversal print stock. The IN would be graded, so the print could be one-light. There's...
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    We have one Master Prime 25mm in stock for sale also  MP:32mmMP:50mmMP:100m   
  • How much MTF is enough? 
    I think at the beginning of the digital era it was common to measure film mtf with approx 30% or 20% response and digital with 0%. that is because the largest film grains mask the fine details...
  • Ektachrome! E6 the Cinelab Ekta runs! 
    Robert,good news, thank you.Volker
  • Is There A Reason I Think Wide Angle Always Looks Better? 
    I'm late to this party, but I have an opinion.  At the age of 12 I became aware of composition thanks to British television and film. At that time (the 1970s) I was often able to pick out the...
  • Best Cinematography Oscar Snub 
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  • One Breath Around The World 
    Yeah I did one of those typical "Ancient lost world" type Discovery/or Natgeo shoots about this place..way back .. two Japanese DP,s did the under water stuff.. I was on there boat .. but not that...
  • How tk get better with Ronin S? 
      OK .. play with the Dead Band settings.. that governs how far you have to twist the handle before the gimbal moves.. hanging out of a car on a bumpy road you would want it high.. normal...
  • [WTB] Looking for a set of Cooke S5i 
    We have a set. Sent you email.
  • Arri 1000' mags in case 
    I have a bundle of two 1000' Arriflex mags for sale. These should fit everything from the II to a 435/235.  Comes in a flight case. Very clean, everything seems functional. I haven't film...

 
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