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Robin R Probyn

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In Topic: What's the best diffusion material?

13 October 2017 - 07:19 AM

This actually brings to mind a question I've had for a while - is there a rosco/lee product similar to the material chimera uses on their LED boxes?  I've side-by-sided against opal, 250, hampshire and it's no rough match to any of them.  The chimera material looks like a prismatic to me (like the materials ETC sells for their led units), certainly more diffuse with less loss than any of the usual suspects so I'm interested if anyone knows a similar roll material?  

 

 

Chimera,s also have different levels .. to me the nearest thing would be sail cloth (well all nylon today ).. I wonder if you can buy that somewhere before it gets made into sails.. or buy a couple of dinghy spinnakers.. 


In Topic: Blade Runner 2049

13 October 2017 - 03:33 AM

For most people going to the cinema is a social effect, a night out. They go with their mates, girlfriend, wife, lover, etc. people watching on their own are a smaller percentage. In that regard it's the same as a concert or other events, although cheaper than many such events.

 

 

Yes agree .. that s what will keep it going I guess.. no one can just stay at home al the time.. we like to get out and check out other people.. but the choice of broadcast TV programs.. at a certain time in the evening, on certain days.. or going to the Cinema .. seem to be over.. as cine screens get smaller mulitscreens.. and TV,s bigger.. and the inter web distribution of content.. and TV content just getting to be very good if you pick the good stuff.. and you can watch films too.. Ill be up for at least $125 to take my family to the cinema .. with parking and the shite food they have there.. and hope i dont get some idiots talking through the whole thing..  and then the endless remakes ,sequels etc.. its a bit of a hard sell..  


In Topic: Blade Runner 2049

12 October 2017 - 09:28 PM

.. recently I saw Dunkirk on a huge screen,.. it was ok.. good entertainment .. well made etc.. no character depth at all.. but like a long roller coaster ride.. next up was Manchester by the Sea on the back of plane head rest.. a good film but yes sad and a bit depressing ..no Hollywood happy ending.. but it was well worth seeing.. and it has stayed with me long after Dunkirk,which disappeared as fast as the pop corn aroma.. when leaving the cinema..  followed by Lala land which was great.. ! 

 

But Im the same as you.. not much time.. cinema is expensive..parking ,, blah blah.. I have a large TV in a nice room with a sofa.. and Netflix and Hulu..  and there is alot of good stuff available ..  films and tv series .. the standards are the same.. I dint think any of us will be out of job.. if anything there will be more .. but I think the actual trip to the cinema will be for a special occasion only.. I think it already is for most people.. esp families .. having to re mortgage your house for 5 tickets and balls of sugar..


In Topic: Blade Runner 2049

12 October 2017 - 08:02 PM

When I was growing up in the 1970's, there were a lot fewer screens, and almost all theaters were single-screen venues.  So it's hard for me to not think that we have a glut of screens today -- I'm surrounded by multiplexes with 12, 15, 18 screens each just in my corner of Los Angeles.

 

 

Oh Im surprised to hear that.. in the UK they all became bingo halls !.. and in London now even the smaller art house places that where centrally located are being sold as the land is worth so much.. The thing the lovely Curzon in Soho closed recently..

I dont think cinemas will die completely.. but you have to wonder a bit of the future of the big multiscreen places.. Malls are closing all other the US.. endless same ish crap tent poles films being made..(and more losing money) and just judging from my kids and all there friends .. they will only go very rarely .. everything is watched online.. on phones and iPads . they dont even care about the size of the screen.. they watch stuff in 4-3.. cinema going will become a niche market.. films will have to make their money from Netflix et el..


In Topic: Blade Runner 2049

12 October 2017 - 03:40 AM

Cuz, Warner actually made the movie in this case.

 

 

Yeah but for Sony studio films.. very few are actually shot with f65 are they.. 

 

Yes I guess maybe esp in the US alot of screens are ,or were, in malls.. which are falling like flies.. and the more down town stand alone theaters will survive.. as long as the chattering classes have something decent to watch ..!


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