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#1 Nicholas Kovats

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Posted 16 February 2015 - 10:36 AM

Five years in the making. 
 
First I walked, then ran and finally put on my skates to "chase" cyclists on ice with my Bolex Ultrapan8 film camera. The Ice Bike or Icycle winter races have been a treasured staple in February for over 14 years. The "serious" heats involve handmade studded tires with a density of 500-800 studs per tire. The funnest part of the evening involves the public non-studded event called The Rubber Race.   
 
 
Come on join us at Icycle 2015 next weekend if you happen to be in Toronto! 7:00 pm Saturday on Febuary 21, i.e. https://www.facebook...54435797964839/. Albert "ice emperor" de Ciccio has kindly provided a how-to regarding the construction of the studded tires, i.e. https://www.youtube....?v=gpvTV3h2zI4.
 
metadata:
camera = Bolex UltraPan8 2.8 R8
camera_mod = Jean-Louis Seguin (bolextech@gmail.com)
film_stock = Kodak Vision 3 200T 7213, pushed 3x stops (800 asa), full 16mm width of Regular 8mm, color negative (acetate)
film_reperforation = Edward Nowill (edwardnowill@gmail.com)
frame_rate = 24fps
lens = Angenieux 5.9mm
tstop = T2/4
lab = Niagara Custom Labs (niagaracustomlab.com)
scan = bitworks.org

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