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#1 Paul Fretwell

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Posted 03 November 2010 - 01:53 PM

Hi everyone, I hope this is the right place to introduce myself to this site. I was recommended to come here by one of the users of this site earlier this week. I'm a die hard film user both motion picture and stills. I'm 47 and have been shooting cine film since the mid seventies when I used to save pocket money to buy Kodachrome 40 cartridges. Moved up to 16mm in the late eighties. I've owned and used Bolex H16's Arriflex ST and BL cameras. Present camera is a Bolex H16 SBM with 400ft Mag and MST motor. I am toying with the idea of getting an Arri SR2 if one comes along at the right price. Not too bothered about Super 16 as I still like projecting my films. Anyway that's a bit of my background, will look forward to reading the threads on here. Here's a pic of me back in 2003 filming in Hammersmith, London.

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#2 Mike Lary

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Posted 03 November 2010 - 10:12 PM

Hi Paul,
Welcome to the forums. It's good to see another hardcore film user here.
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#3 Saul Rodgar

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Posted 03 November 2010 - 10:34 PM

Yeah, welcome, fewer and fewer of us out there too!
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#4 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 04 November 2010 - 10:52 AM

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#5 Paul Fretwell

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Posted 04 November 2010 - 11:07 AM

Many thanks. I think this site is aimed more at professional people than amateurs - but I must say I enjoy reading the threads. There is a wealth of good info on forums. I would love to shoot some footage on a 35mm Arri one day. It's just a matter of getting the rollover jackpot on the lottery. :lol:
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#6 Richard Boddington

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Posted 04 November 2010 - 11:08 AM

Many thanks. I think this site is aimed more at professional people than amateurs - but I must say I enjoy reading the threads. There is a wealth of good info on forums. I would love to shoot some footage on a 35mm Arri one day. It's just a matter of getting the rollover jackpot on the lottery. :lol:


Use a Konvas and short ends, & you can start tomorrow!

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#7 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 04 November 2010 - 11:09 AM

Not that expensive to shoot smaller things on 35. Look into some short ends/recans deals.
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#8 Paul Fretwell

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Posted 04 November 2010 - 11:19 AM

I have actually looked at getting a Konvas. I've watched some telecined footage on You Tube. Something to think about. But I'll stay with 16mm for the time being. I love my Bolex SBM, but would also like an Arri SR2 as the guy that pointed me to this site has one and I fell in love with it.
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#9 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 04 November 2010 - 11:25 AM

I actually have the 2M and while it sounds like a machine gun and has the propensity to eat fuses like tick-tacks when it jams (and said fuses come from Ukraine!) it is a fun little system and very handy in a pinch. The Lomo lenses are also very nice, the only issues being the marking in meters, which annoys me on occasion, and the lack of gears on many of them. That being said, they are very creamy lenses and are pretty fast, some of them 'round a T2.1
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#10 Richard Boddington

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Posted 05 November 2010 - 12:12 AM

Yeah, yeah, yeah, now let's welcome Mr. Fretwell to the forum with a good ol' fashioned film vs video debate. That will divulge into a name calling tirade that gets at least one member banned. :D

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#11 Paul Fretwell

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Posted 05 November 2010 - 07:55 AM

I think there's a place for video as well. I've been to the Video Forum at Earls Court many times and drooled over some of the lovely equipment that is available. I know these new videocams are very capable of producing stunning work. The reason I am reluctant to move to video is the many formats that are available. The relatively short life of a video camera compared to a film camera, resulting in constant upgrading, and in my honest opinion, film is a future proof format. I just don't feel that digital data can last as long as film and is easily corrupted. Assuming my film doesn't burn in a house fire of course.
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