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#1 Jurgen Lossau

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Posted 04 December 2010 - 05:43 PM

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The small publishing house atoll medien that printed my books about Movie Cameras and Movie Projectors is now presenting a new and very special book that might be interesting for Super 8 freaks. "Super8 Scope" written by Lutz Auhage is in English language only.

Who attached a Kowa 8Z anamorphic lens and compendium to a Nizo? Who built a contact printer from a Super 8 projector with additional reel arms and a lamp housing? Who blows up Super 8 onto 16mm with an archaic apparatus made from a Krasnogorsk camera? Lutz Auhage does things like that. Now he has written an illustrated book on the topic which atoll medien is pleased to offer in a limited edition of 100 copies. In eleven chapters, it covers anamorphic shooting, developing, contact and optical copying, rotoscoping, blue screen, blow ups, film scanning and editing. The 47-year-old tinkerer has created his own devices in each of these areas and presents his working machines.

The price is Euro 39.95 plus shipping. If you have any interest you might send an e-mail to info@atollmedien.de

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#2 Jurgen Lossau

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Posted 05 December 2010 - 03:49 AM

There has been a lot of interest for the new book written by Lutz Auhage. Because of many questions: International shipping by Air Mail is Euro 8 to any place in the world. So there is a total of Euro 47.95. The office of atoll medien told me 30 of the 100 books in English language have been sold in one day ;).
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#3 Jurgen Lossau

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Posted 05 December 2010 - 03:58 AM

There is a little trailer about the book:

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#4 Edward Koehler

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Posted 05 December 2010 - 10:32 PM

There is a little trailer about the book:


Thanks for that, Jurgen. Looks very interesting, I just can't justify the expense on myself this time of year. Surely they'll run additional printings since it's getting so many pre-orders? A run of only 100 seems very limited.
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#5 Jurgen Lossau

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Posted 06 December 2010 - 12:29 PM

Thanks for that, Jurgen. Looks very interesting, I just can't justify the expense on myself this time of year. Surely they'll run additional printings since it's getting so many pre-orders? A run of only 100 seems very limited.

Hi Edward,
atoll medien has a lot of experiences with the run of small quantities. But this case is different. The author Lutz Auhage realized this book as an Apple photo book with special software. Printing is very expensive because it is not a normal digital format (like pdf) that he is using. This is why there is one run only.
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#6 Nicholas Kovats

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Posted 15 December 2010 - 02:06 PM

Are there any remaining copies left?
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#7 Jurgen Lossau

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Posted 16 December 2010 - 04:19 PM

Yes, Nicholas, there are still some copies!

To all orderers: All copies of the book have been shipped today. It took some more time because we do have a heavy snow disaster here in Germany and the transport from the printers to our office took some more days than suggested :).
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#8 Rafael Rivera

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Posted 31 December 2010 - 07:43 PM

Mine arrived this afternoon here in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Happy New Year to All!
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#9 ignacio benedeti

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Posted 01 January 2011 - 05:18 AM

Fear Juergen: My book arrived yesterday, just for read the first week end without Kodachrome. Thanks. Ignacio Benedeti, Spain
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#10 Richard Tuohy

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Posted 04 January 2011 - 06:19 PM

My copy arrived at my house in Australia yesterday. Its a nice production. Lutz Auhage's commitment to super 8 is quite unique, and the diy devices he has made are really something to behold. This is quite inspirational for experimental filmmakers to see what can be done from limited resources. I would like to see some of Lutz's work ...
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#11 Carl Looper

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 08:01 PM

Yep - a great book. Mine arrived yesterday in Australia. I brought it in to work today - 'reading' it on the train.

Am particularly inspired by the engineering efforts.

Also the blue screen work. Back in the day (1979), blown away by Star Wars, I read up on how they did the special effects - models against blue screen and wanted so much to do it on Super 8. I worked it all out, contrast stocks, bipacking, everything. But I didn't do it in the end because I calculated it wouldn't look any good - because the matte would wobble too much.

But as Lutz says:

"The tiny format and the lack of pin registration causes the masks to be uneven, but it looks very experimental"

These days I'd love to see that.
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#12 Christopher Curry

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 09:29 PM

Mine also arrived yesterday in Australia. Very cool book!
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#13 Jurgen Lossau

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 08:25 AM

Thanks for your nice replies. There are still some copies for thbose who are interested in it.
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#14 Nicholas Kovats

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Posted 11 January 2011 - 09:31 AM

Thanks for your nice replies. There are still some copies for thbose who are interested in it.



I am looking forward to my copy. Hurry up Canada Post!
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#15 christophernigel

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Posted 21 January 2011 - 05:24 AM

Thank you , got my book today "
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#16 christophernigel

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Posted 22 January 2011 - 11:27 AM

Thank you , got my book today "



Had a good look at the book ! would be nice if he had gone more in to details ! than just touching on subjects?

But nice little book not cheap !
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#17 Jurgen Lossau

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Posted 02 February 2011 - 04:03 AM

Thanks for the nice comments. If there are any questions about the work of Lutz Auhage, please don't hesitate to send atoll medien an e-mail (info (at) atollmedien.de). We will forward this to Lutz.
The book has been made as a private photo book by Lutz. One day, he appeared here in the office of schmalfilm magazine, showed his book and we have been so impressed by his work that we immediately decided to print a certain amount of these books. It was made with Apple software on iphoto. Do you know about the costs of an Apple photo book? For Lutz and for the publishing house this is just a labour of love.

In fact, atoll medien will present a handbook about Super 8 within the next weeks. More about this project in a few days.
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#18 christophernigel

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Posted 02 February 2011 - 06:40 AM

Thanks for the nice comments. If there are any questions about the work of Lutz Auhage, please don't hesitate to send atoll medien an e-mail (info (at) atollmedien.de). We will forward this to Lutz.
The book has been made as a private photo book by Lutz. One day, he appeared here in the office of schmalfilm magazine, showed his book and we have been so impressed by his work that we immediately decided to print a certain amount of these books. It was made with Apple software on iphoto. Do you know about the costs of an Apple photo book? For Lutz and for the publishing house this is just a labour of love.

In fact, atoll medien will present a handbook about Super 8 within the next weeks. More about this project in a few days.


Hello Jurgen , when you say a handbook is this going more into details ?
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Posted 08 February 2011 - 05:06 PM

Hello Jurgen , when you say a handbook is this going more into details ?



When will it come out? Any plans to release super8 scope in digital format?
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#20 Jurgen Lossau

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 11:24 AM

Hey retoxproductions,

Super 8 Scope is a little coffee table book. We will not produce it in any digital format. Its a gem - and one should have it in one's hands... :)

Concerning the handbook about Super 8: More details within the next weeks...
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