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Author Topic: Zombie Walk Through Bath City, October 4th 2012 [Super-8mm, damaged, ektachrome 64T]
Jake Mayes
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From: Bath, UK
Registered: Sep 2012

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First off, this is one of my earliest super-8 projects. This was also the only one damaged by a leaky roof at my old flat, that leaked onto the box. All of my super-8 reels were kept in sealed bags with silica gel, apart from this one. It also has a story behind it.

It was severely damaged for the first 1/3 of the movie, and became very dirty. I eventually dipped it in formalin to kill the fungus that ate away at it (i was on holiday when this happened) and rewashed.

Here is the video, for your enjoyment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNI4MrkSx1Y&feature=youtu.be

Despite being one of my worst-shot movies, it was my crown jewel of my collection because of how epic the day was, and that I had only just turned 18 (this took place the day after my 18th birthday), among other things.

This is also when I stood up to the landlord after no end of leaky roof and mould issues as my clothing, bedding and furniture had been damaged over time long before this, withheld the rent while i found another place (covering the damage of all my stuff, stayed two months rent free), and left. All of my other film and tapes apart from this was only safe due to the sealed bags and silica gel!

I also have photos from that day. Was probably hungover as it was the day after my 18th! I compiled the slideshow and the cine movie into a video for your viewing pleasure. We as college students at City Of Bath college dressed up as zombies and marched through the city.

This would teach me to use the EE lock on a super-8 camera, too. When i ran out of film that day, I longingly thought of the carts that were in my fridge, and learned the hard way to always carry more than you think you will need. This was back in the £12 a cart days, too. Same with the still film as i ran out of that, too. You could never reshoot this.

P.S The teacher who the zombies 'ate' ended up going along with it but that was not planned, it was hilarious, as she did not see it coming.

Enjoy Guys, and sorry for the damage, poor exposure, and my newly 18-year old hungover self forgetting basic exposure while being a zombie! [Big Grin]

Not one of the most 'well composed' of my analog film history, but was certainly one of the most fun. It may never see the inside of a projector again, though. I hope to have a positive print made from the digital copy i made, some day.

Home-Processed in E6, buckets, with aquarium heaters in the dark. Much more crude than my current E6 processing methods!

Was worth uploading, warts and all.

Overscan purposely included for effect.

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Stuart Reid
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From: Worthing, West Sussex, UK
Registered: Feb 2009

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Jake, what did you use to scan the film?

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