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#1 Dustin Hicks

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Posted 13 November 2008 - 08:48 PM

I just got my Arri 16S up and running. Thanks for giving the advice on the RC Car batteries. I powered it up using audio cables that plug in good-n-tight, and hooked it up to a 7.2v Nikko battery which seems to power up the variable speed motor just fine.

The next question I have is about the film. As far as I can tell, Kodak discontinued the double-perf film, and is now only making single-perf super-16mm film. Anyone have a clue as to how I can locate any type of film that will run through the Arri-S? I'm assuming you could still run single perf film as long as it's not Super-16 format.

I don't really care much about different types of film right now, since I'm just wanting to test it all out at the moment.

Any help would be great.

Thanks,
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#2 Tim Carroll

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Posted 13 November 2008 - 09:19 PM

Dustin,

The Arriflex 16S will take all the latest and greatest Kodak and Fuji stocks. It is a single perf camera. No need to try to find double perf film.

Enjoy,
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#3 Dustin Hicks

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Posted 14 November 2008 - 02:23 AM

Well I feel like a fool! Thanks for your quick response, Tim.

I should be about ready to shoot, once I get the film, then. I've got a magnetic reel-to-reel tape recorder coming soon, so once sound is up and running, and film is here, it should be set!

Thanks a lot for your help, Tim, especially for the RC car battery idea!

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#4 Simon Wyss

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Posted 14 November 2008 - 05:05 AM

Hey, Dustin

What sort of tape recorder is it that you have and at which studio will you have your recordings transferred ?
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Posted 16 November 2008 - 07:36 PM

Hey, Dustin

What sort of tape recorder is it that you have and at which studio will you have your recordings transferred ?


Hi Simon,

I couldn't find any pictures of the tape recorder I am having sent to me (my mom is sending it to me from home; used to use it when I was a kid), but I did find an Ebay auction of what that seems to be exactly like it, here's the link:

http://cgi.ebay.com/...R...:1|240:1318

It's just a reel-to-reel tape recorder. Hopefully it'll serve it's purpose decently enough.

If you have a better suggestion for sound (keep in mind that I am in the military, and we don't get paid a whole lot of money), I'd be willing to listen.

As for the studio. I figured the best place I could find (I haven't been able to find many places catering to joe-shmo) is Alpha Cine Seattle:

http://www.alphacine...pdfratecard.php

Again, if you know of a better way/place to go to get everything put together into a print, etc, I'd be more than willing to listen.

Thanks!
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#6 Simon Wyss

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Posted 17 November 2008 - 10:03 AM

Hey, great! In case the Jap doesn't want to serve you any longer switch to your cell phone or MP3 player which should allow HiFi recording. I'm not too good in these things.

I guess you saw this with Alphacine:
Q. Sound Transfers
1/4" or DAT to 16mm fullcoat or 35mm edit stripe is available at $45/hr. There is a half hour minimum and sound stock is not included in the hourly rate.


Have fun.
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