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#21 Gregg MacPherson

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 01:21 AM

Samuel,  I watched to 4:25 ish....charming as this is,  why am I watching,  does he do the nose grease just at the end...


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#22 Samuel Berger

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 08:02 AM

Samuel,  I watched to 4:25 ish....charming as this is,  why am I watching,  does he do the nose grease just at the end...

Haha, I said in the post to look at 5:15 in the video, he talks about that, no need to watch the whole thing.


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#23 Gregg MacPherson

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 10:24 AM

Clearly I was not paying attention.  I've watched another video of these charming old chaps a while ago.  People trying to learn from these may assume that "this is the way to do it", but the protocols can vary for good reason,  and sometimes a minor idiosyncrasy can be confused as something common or generic.  For example,  perching a change bag on your knees...a fine skill,  but completely unnecessary.


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#24 Kirk Billingsley

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Posted 18 August 2018 - 02:50 PM

Dom,  what's your take on the nose grease thing?  I never did it.  But a young AC I knew,  well mentored by some older ACs,  said this was for real.  Circa the 80s,  and looking backwards....

It is for real. And not just in film. 


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#25 Nick Collingwood

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Posted 27 August 2018 - 10:38 AM

None of those carry Double Super 8 of any kind.

B&H has Foma. I've shot that film in Double 8 and 16mm. 

https://www.bhphotov...W_Reversal.html

 

Also On8Mil has some Kahl

https://www.on8mil.c...ages/ds8_films/

 

And... Kahl has some Kahl

https://www.kahlfilm...tent.php?nav=19

 

 

And it's due to the film sticking initially; upon critical examination of the film emulsion with a loupe, one can see a small rut or groove in the emulsion from the film claw trying to pull the film down, and once this rut has been made, the film will remain without moving.  This can be fixed easily by pulling the film downward an inch as it will free the emulsion that has stuck to the cartridge shell above the film gate and held in place firmly the the Super 8mm builtin pressure plate. 

 

Ya having shot a fair amount of expired Super 8 (mostly Vision2 and old Tri-X 7278), I've learned this trick. The camera gets stuck on the initial pull but once I push the film down some it works just fine once the kink has passed.


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#26 Gregg MacPherson

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Posted 27 August 2018 - 11:23 PM

It is for real. And not just in film. 

 

With your antenae out, you will know that I know that this urban myth is actually for real. But, I'm wondering, if not for cine film, for what. Tell. Gregg


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#27 Gregory Irwin

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Posted 28 August 2018 - 09:21 AM

Sorry... Coming in late to this party.  The nose grease thing is a real thing.  We always did that.  As for silicone on the gate, I used to also put a drop of the Panavision silicone on my finger tip and wipe the gate.  No swabs or any fiborous material.  Only my clean finger.

 


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