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Making a Homemade 16mm Optical Printer


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#1 kev5000

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Posted 19 January 2007 - 01:24 AM

Hi all
I'm in the middle of finishing a 16mm feature. What I have to do now is add effects for some scenes to lengthen the movie. Anyway, I want to do my effects on film. Superimpositions mainly. No computer effects, I've been hearing horror stories.

I've been researching a lot on home-made super 8 optical printers. One guy goes into detail on how to make one. Great. Something like this is just what I need but in 16MM. Has one done something like this before?

I know your not going to get award winning effects and thats not what I want. Its more economics.

It would be great to hear ssuggestions.
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#2 Matthew Buick

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Posted 19 January 2007 - 04:18 PM

I think 16mm Optical Printers already exist, I'm sure you can rent one of them cheap.
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Posted 20 January 2007 - 01:39 AM

I think 16mm Optical Printers already exist, I'm sure you can rent one of them cheap.

Thats what i'm trying to avoid is renting one. it becomes costly after a while.

thanks any way
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#4 Andres Pardo aka Gral Treegan

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Posted 22 January 2007 - 07:35 AM

Thats what i'm trying to avoid is renting one. it becomes costly after a while.

thanks any way


http://www.bboptics.com/bboptics.html
look that link, maybe bill could help you.
bye!!
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#5 Nate Downes

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Posted 22 January 2007 - 08:35 AM

Moviestuff at http://www.moviestuff.tv makes an optical printing solution for 16mm. All you'd need to do is to take one of their workprinters and point a 16mm camera at the condensor lens.
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Posted 24 January 2007 - 04:31 PM

Moviestuff at http://www.moviestuff.tv makes an optical printing solution for 16mm. All you'd need to do is to take one of their workprinters and point a 16mm camera at the condensor lens.


Hopefully this is a joke.

This is more of what KJ is looking for:

http://www.jkcamera....cal_printer.htm

It's a bit of an investment in money and time for the learning curve.
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