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Will Montgomery

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In Topic: Double Super 8 in 2018

Today, 12:46 PM

I cannot recall a request for this (to offer something like the product noted below) in the past several years

 

Funny, as I just made the same request with a product manager in the motion picture division so they don't seem to talk to each other.

 

I can't get over how much of an "ordeal" it would be to spool off say 10k feet before they slit the film. What kind of ordeal are we talking? Two hours worth of work? Then typing a new catalog number into a database? The bureaucracy with this company will kill it yet.


In Topic: Best Export Settings for Super 8

12 November 2018 - 03:55 PM

Why 15fps? Wasn't it shot at 18fps or 24fps?


In Topic: Double Super 8 in 2018

10 November 2018 - 12:23 PM

I recently spoke with my rep and a gentleman in production about a double-8 run or pulling the double super 8 before they convert it to Super 8 cartridges.

 

Basically it boils down to a lot of bureaucratic difficulty within the company. They have provided special order products like unperforated 16mm stock in the past and will consider it again as long as it doesn't interrupt factory processes too much...but even with the massive reorganization and downsizing, they haven't quite gotten to the responsiveness and nimbleness of a startup or other companies of the same size.

 

They recommended I check back after the first of the year and Ektachrome 16mm release (that's not a confirmation of a timeline by the way).

 

I would expect a minimum order of something like 10,000 feet of DS8 (which would be 20,000 once split) might be possible. That would require all DS8 enthusiasts to purchase quite a few rolls and a lot of work rolling them down to 25' and 100' reels. Not sure where you even get those supplies these days.


In Topic: Next step?

05 November 2018 - 05:15 PM

I think you've covered the 16mm options. Bolex might be a good next one to try.

 

I don't like the winding on the K3. I have a crystal synced Canon Scoopic MS which is my go-to camera for home movies and run-n-gun type shooting. Wouldn't shoot a feature with it but some inserts maybe.

 

If you're looking for quality, steady shots and you'll be using a tripod I really like the Arri SR2. Super solid registration and built like a tank. Somewhat painful to handhold, but doable. In the U.S. they are still regularly serviced; not sure about Europe.


In Topic: Super 16

30 October 2018 - 10:57 AM

S16 is an acquisition format ONLY, let alone S16 anamorphic. There have been a few people creating S16 projectors for their own use but not widespread.

 

If you'd like anyone other than yourself to project it I'd consider going standard 16 anamorphic. Then you can make prints and share and show at festivals more easily.

 

Talk to Tommy at Video & Film Solutions in Maryland if you want any technical advice. He can also do soundtrack prints for 16mm.

 

http://www.videofilmsolutions.com


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