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  1. Film ranks right up there with primary produce (...

    Film ranks right up there with primary produce ( meat, fruit and veg for you city-slickers ) as being totally hostage to the laws of supply and demand, capitalism in its purest and most brutal form....
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    If you are after backyarder slow manual...

    If you are after backyarder slow manual motion-control, then if you are really cheap, a pair of double awning pulleys and a length of non-stretching rope or thin sashcord set up as a two-stage pulley...
  3. CONT'D FROM PAGE ABOVE. HAZARDS. The...

    CONT'D FROM PAGE ABOVE.

    HAZARDS.


    The generator should be parked on a level surface and the wheels chocked to prevent rolling if it is disconnected from a parked towing vehicle.

    The...
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    THE LIGHTMAKER BALLAST. HANDLING NOTES.


    This electronic ballast is of the first generation of type and does not...
  5. SAFETY. The barn doors assembly will not...

    SAFETY.


    The barn doors assembly will not easily rotate as there are no anti-friction surfaces or rollers in its supports. Its weight must be fully supported before attempts are made to rotate...
  6. For what it is worth, for better or worse, there...

    For what it is worth, for better or worse, there follows below some handling notes for the big pre-loved 12K HMI light I recently renovated, the Lightmaker Electronic ballast which came with it and a...
  7. If you are operating in remote location with...

    If you are operating in remote location with minimal electric power, if you are not averse to gasoline engines, hot-air ballon inflator fans might be an option. I don't think you get any difference...
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    My budget-priced Steven Studio 650watt and 2K...

    My budget-priced Steven Studio 650watt and 2K ARRI clone lights would become a bit overcapitalised.

    These lamp replacements are an excellent notion in terms of heat, available power and the quick...
  9. I think he would be like a ten year old kid at...

    I think he would be like a ten year old kid at the Royal Show in 1960, all eyes and teeth and excited as hell. What a pity he is no longer around to enjoy today's modern tech like natural history...
  10. Wayne. I am assuming you are considering a...

    Wayne. I am assuming you are considering a right-angle prism and CCD or fast global CMOS. For a 35mm image it would need to be large, ballpark 70mm hypotenuse minimum to avoid margin fogging or...
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    THE PINEVILLE HEIST. - INDIE MOVIE.

    A fair old while back I posted some info on this project.


    This is an indie film, written produced and directed by Canadian academic and film maker Lee Chambers and made on a very modest budget....
  12. There used to be an outfit in Australia which...

    There used to be an outfit in Australia which used to make custom prisms. I had a small batch of right-angle prisms done for AGUS35 adaptors way back in the day about year 3BR ( before RED ). I don't...
  13. Hopefully a properly experienced lighting guy...

    Hopefully a properly experienced lighting guy will add to and correct the following comments where needed.


    On "3RD NIGHT" and other projects, the generator for the HMI was quarantined from other...
  14. Gels. - With the 12K HMI at the "3RD NIGHT"...

    Gels. - With the 12K HMI at the "3RD NIGHT" shoot, this was how we did it, a gel sheet fastened to a frame on a C-Stand.. This lamp is compact compared to a full-sized 18K. There was sometimes a...
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    Actually, a folded wingsuit with a two-stage gas...

    Actually, a folded wingsuit with a two-stage gas canister or airbag inflator sytem which incorporated a neck and spine splint might be workable but also constraing on the freedom a skydiver enjoys. ...
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    Wayne. I guess you know that skydiver...

    Wayne.


    I guess you know that skydiver definition of hitting the ground with an unopened chute is to "bounce", a sort of gallows thing I am led to understand. Not too sure the quality of life...
  17. I think you may have reached that point of...

    I think you may have reached that point of project ambition where you need to delegate and hire someone in who knows safe power management if not lighting craft. Unless you are a sociopath who gives...
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    Andreas. It will be a contest between...

    Andreas.


    It will be a contest between reduser and dvinfo as to which comes up with a solution. The Steenbeck has been done before but the detail of the secret sauce was not available. Likewise...
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    STEENBECK ST16 TELECINE MOD

    Does anyone have a circuit for dummies which will power and receive signal from an optical interrupter, triggered by a slotted disk. It is to set off a LED flash and trigger a camera ( SI2K ) in...
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    Christoffer. "The one lens that best mimics...

    Christoffer.


    "The one lens that best mimics the depth of the human eye is around 50mm, but that is very narrow on s35mm or Dragon 6K. I think that a 50mm on a 65mm sensor/film is the best...
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    I'm curious as to what aspects of the story...

    I'm curious as to what aspects of the story dictate the use of a single lens. Is it from the POV of a principal character in the film whom you never see and only speaks offscreen? Use of a single...
  22. Thread: S16 4K RED

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    As much as I remain faithful to the look my SI2K...

    As much as I remain faithful to the look my SI2K yields, I think there remains little point in reinventing the niche. People have moved on. My sense is that a Super16 recording and optical system is...
  23. The drives were USB MyBook-style drives. The...

    The drives were USB MyBook-style drives. The drives inside were Seagate. It was a few years ago now. They were 500Gb drives from memory. They were all bought around the same time, two together and...
  24. I came perilously close to losing three separate...

    I came perilously close to losing three separate copies of an archive which was copied onto three separate identical drives. They all laid down. Luckily I still had the files on a small courier...
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    John. To help out another reduser poster who...

    John.

    To help out another reduser poster who is wanting to match as nearly as possible an Arri Amira and Epic Dragon for a two-camera project, could you recommend which of your products confers...
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