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Phillip R Campey
Expert Film Handler

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From: Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK
Registered: Sep 2013


 - posted June 06, 2016 02:50 PM      Profile for Phillip R Campey   Email Phillip R Campey   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
For years my wife has classed me as a nurd for collecting films, she's complained about the noise of my projectors and even taken offence at my puffer brush that I clean my film gate with. But on Saturday night she changed her opinion. Her favourite film is The Champ, so a few months ago I purchased a stunning print from David Guest. I set up my screen in the garden and we invited the neighbours round for our first outdoor screening.
I projected the film through the glass patio doors so the projector could not be heard and and they all sat back with a beer in hand and a bowl of pop corn. By the end of the film everyone said they had loved the whole experience and are now desperate for another outdoor screening. I posted some photos on Facebook and the reaction has been amazing, so many people have said how "cool" it looks and they now want to come too.
I really don't know how I will fit them all in the garden. I'm thinking of doing a screening on halloween but I don't have any horror films, If any forum members have Halloween, scope 16mm or The fog, scope 16mm I would be very interested in purchasing them. I am also after the old Pearl and Dean intro on 16mm or super 8 and any old Cinema Commercials.
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David Guest
Phenomenal Film Handler

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From: Lancashire, UK
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 - posted June 06, 2016 02:56 PM      Profile for David Guest   Email David Guest   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
let me know when you have another show I will come round with my popcorn and candy floss machine I have some good adverts for sale

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Clyde Miles
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From: Bromsgrove, UK
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phillip looks great. i did exactly the same as you two years ago and two lots of neighbours came banging on my front door complaining about the noise. i hadnt got it really loud. messed up the whole evening and the show. real miserable buggers round here, always have been. anyway glad your evening was a success, and carry on. best.

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Andrew Woodcock
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From: Manchester Uk
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 - posted June 06, 2016 04:46 PM      Profile for Andrew Woodcock         Edit/Delete Post 
Looks great Phillip. I think our film equipment comes into its own when your are able to put on a larger show outdoors to a captive audience.

As you say. Even better if you can shun the noise out altogether on the larger gauges.
Well done mate, a great film from "The Golden Years" and great surroundings to enjoy it in! [Smile] [Wink]

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Barry Fritz
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From: Burnsville, MN, USA
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 - posted June 06, 2016 05:03 PM      Profile for Barry Fritz   Email Barry Fritz   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
"The Champ" and "Old Yeller" two of the best tear jerkers ever. Glad you turned your wife around. Wish I could do the same with mine.

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Dave Groves
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From: Southend on Sea, Essex, UK
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 - posted June 07, 2016 02:46 PM      Profile for Dave Groves   Email Dave Groves   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I'm more impressed that you actually found a decent evening to do it on. Well done.

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Adrian Winchester
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From: Croydon, London, UK
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 - posted June 07, 2016 06:43 PM      Profile for Adrian Winchester   Email Adrian Winchester   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Delighted to hear it went so well but I have to agree with David that outdoor shows are a risky business, as so many evenings are liable to be too cold, windy or wet. That tripod screen looks very big - how wide is it? Was it a standard or Xenon projector? Looks like a long throw so presumably you didn't use a 50mm lens?

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Phillip R Campey
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From: Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK
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 - posted June 09, 2016 12:46 PM      Profile for Phillip R Campey   Email Phillip R Campey   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I think outdoor film shows are like BBQ's, you can't plan them ahead. you just have to do them if you have a nice day. I got around the neighbours complaining about the noise by inviting them round. I have a 6ft screen and I did use a 50mm lens, the picture was amazing, really bright and colourful.

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