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#1 filmfreund

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Posted 01 July 2005 - 07:14 AM

There is a new international magazine for 16mm, Super 8, Single 8 and 9.5mm user, called small format. Example pages to be seen on www.smallformat.de

Here are some of the topics:
- First Test of Ektachrome 64T
- The Coming of Super-8; 1965 - A new format was born
- James P Graham from London: Shooting Super-8 on Stromboli - 360° Panorama of the Volcanic Island
- A Visit to Bolex, Switzerland
- The Movie Theater King - A Greek who builds stunning home movie theaters
- Delicious Leicinas - Amazing gear that didn?t see the light of day
- All About Single-8
- Shaky Support - We tested 21 tripods: Only three made the grade
- Production Planning with Storyboards - When illustrations help to make movies
- How to Write a Movie - Borrowing ideas from Hollywood
- International Film Fairs
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#2 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 01 July 2005 - 10:53 AM

Keep us posted on how the magazine is going, sounds interesting.

I used to read all the old Super-8 filmmaker magazines from the 1960's, 70's, etc. that are at UCLA.
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Posted 01 July 2005 - 06:16 PM

I bought up a bunch of those on ebay a couple years ago.
It was a kick reading them, & actually some pretty clever ideas for ultra-low budget gear.
In one issue, they tell you how to do your own pyrotechnics, squibs, gunpowder explosive devices, etc. I mean, they tell you how to do just about everything but det cord!
Can you imagine a magazine publishing that sort of thing today?

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#4 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 01 July 2005 - 08:50 PM

I bought up a bunch of those on ebay a couple years ago.
It was a kick reading them, & actually some pretty clever ideas for ultra-low budget gear.
In one issue, they tell you how to do your own pyrotechnics, squibs, gunpowder explosive devices, etc.  I mean, they tell you how to do just about everything but det cord!
Can you imagine a magazine publishing that sort of thing today?

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Yes, I remember actually reading that and making my own explosives for a model using flash powder, etc. in high school...

I remember the article showing how to make and mount an explosive squib to an actor!

Don't try this at home kids.

They also had useful articles on building your own dolly, doing matte paintings and other visual efx, etc. I used to dream of getting a camera that could backwind for double-exposures. In fact, I built a Lightflex-type box with a plane of glass at a 45 degree angle in a black box that attached to the front of my Super-8 camera to do double-exposures in one pass -- but never used it.
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