Light leak - Bolex!
Posted 27 June 2008 - 08:11 PM
I have had this Bolex Rx5 for about 3 years now. I've used it quite a few times - there's never been a problem with light leaking into the camera.
So when I was shooting a short student stop motion pixellation movie on the streets at night, I didn't think it was necessary to tape up the camera.
I got the footage back - there was bad light leaking, streaking red and orange onto the first 2/3 of the footage. The last 1/3 of the footage was fine. But I am upset, because we spent so long shooting it (2 long cold rainy nights) and I don't think we can use the footage.
The telecine operator reckons there could have been light leaking from the top of the camera, and the street lights could have been angled just the right way to ruin my film. However, I did open up my camera at the end of the 2/3 shoot, to check it wasn't jamming (the footage counter wasn't advancing evenly). I did run it forward well, but am just wondering whether that was a bad idea, too.
Posted 27 June 2008 - 10:58 PM
Posted 27 June 2008 - 11:55 PM
Posted 08 August 2008 - 03:05 PM
Posted 08 August 2008 - 05:53 PM
I had the camera open for about 10 minutes, checking the mechanism. I used 200T film.
If you had the camera door off for ten whole minutes with ISO 200 film, it is no surprise that everything previously exposed got fogged. In a matter of seconds, the first few layers would have been fogged.
If you feel you had to check if the film was running OK, you should have used a loading bag, even at night.