Making a Homemade 16mm Optical Printer
Posted 19 January 2007 - 01:24 AM
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.
Posted 19 January 2007 - 04:18 PM
Posted 20 January 2007 - 01:39 AM
Thats what i'm trying to avoid is renting one. it becomes costly after a while.
I think 16mm Optical Printers already exist, I'm sure you can rent one of them cheap.
thanks any way
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:
It's a bit of an investment in money and time for the learning curve.