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Will Montgomery

Member Since 14 Aug 2005
Offline Last Active Yesterday, 10:46 AM
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In Topic: Plastic film cores

Yesterday, 10:46 AM

Hi guys,

do you know, if it is OK to send 35mm film to lab without a film core ?

 

It's not preferred but generally it can be ok; just make sure you CLEARLY note that it doesn't have a core for the lab because they will have to insert one. Obviously make sure the outer end is taped securely so it doesn't un-spool in transit. Best to call the lab before and make sure to follow what they suggest.


In Topic: Feature movie with 2C as main camera

20 January 2019 - 02:44 PM

I picked up a 2C from Doggicam that was a Steve's Cine mod that I love. They're as loud as sewing machines but fairly compact for 35mm.


In Topic: What kind of oil and grease should I use on a camera?

20 January 2019 - 02:40 PM

There are so few qualified technicians left for these cameras, I always encourage people to support them whenever possible. 


In Topic: K3 - Scratches from Improper Loading?

18 January 2019 - 11:53 AM

Loop formers definitely will scratch film. Doesn't mean it happens on every camera all the time but I had that issue multiple times until I had them removed and never saw it again with that camera. Got pretty good at making the loop without them and preferred it for loading.

 

Don't forget to clean that gate before loading each reel! :)


In Topic:

17 January 2019 - 03:30 PM

Ektachrome 100D should be coming back out for 16mm soon...I would test that stock but of course David is absolutely right about the lighting style...you'll have to test quite a bit.

 

If you don't have a ton of experience in lighting and film use, you can even try to simulate the ASA of whatever stock you use with a digital camera (i.e. 100 ASA) with the same lenses get it to where the lighting and exposure works then replace the digital camera with film and test to see what you get. Something like the original Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera with a S16 sized sensor set to flat might get you in the ballpark.


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