posted April 05, 2018 03:30 AM
One thing about being retired is now having the time to enjoy catching up with more film projection and in particular using the Ernemann 2 a lot more. This year the projector is going to get a lot of use, last weekend Yvonne and I watched the 1996 film "Dragonheart" starring Dennis Quaid with voice of Sean Connery as the dragon....great stuff, a most enjoyable night, some screen shots.
Loading a film onto the platter last weekend for screening
Funny though when I was offered the platters I was questioning my own "sanity" when I dismantled them at the cinema to take home.
The mall security guard and Yvonne helped me load up the trailer one night with the three deck and five deck platters. I thought at the time they might come in handy, rather than letting it all go to the scrap. However I do hope a lot of this stuff finds a new home as working exhibits in some museum somewhere, but so far the interest is zero, its just not there...anyway... a couple more shots from the 35mm print other night
Yes...This video I took a while ago, will give you an idea what a 36v 400watt on a 12ft screen looks like. At the time I was using a Xenophot HLX 64664 lamp. I have since improved on that type of lamp that has a better filament arrangment, with the now Osram Xenophot HLX 64663 36V 400watt.
I spent a lot of time lining up the lamp and mirror to concentrate the light on the gate. The end result works fine on a 12ft screen. The lamps are rated for 50hrs, but seem to last longer, they are cheap to buy and easy to obtain.
Here is a short video I took a while ago while I was still using that earlier HLX 64664 lamp..
I was looking at getting the blu-ray of "Airplane" lately, but put it off for the time being, as I am more than happy screening the 50 minute version on Super 8
Its a pity film projection had ended at the cinema, its just not the same anymore...seems to have lost that certain magic
It would be great to have just one cinema locally, where 35mm or even 70mm could be again projected, however its very unlikely. Anyway this would be my choice, a single screen with a Kinoton projector and five deck platter, like we used to have from this photo taken on the last week before closing.