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Mike Peckham
Phenomenal Film Handler

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From: West Sussex, UK.
Registered: Jun 2003


 - posted August 02, 2004 01:47 PM      Profile for Mike Peckham   Email Mike Peckham   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
With this fantastic weather and balmy summer evenings at last, I have just set up the projector in the garden. It's too light at the moment to get it going but I'm hoping it will be sufficiently dark after supper [Smile] .

I live in a terraced house and our gardens are all divided by low walls so the screen is visible up to about 4 gardens away.It has already raised a few eyebrows among the neighbours, can't wait to see what they think when I get a film going.

But what should it be?

So is any one else watching cine al-fresco? [Razz]

Mike

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Ugo Grassi
Jedi Master Film Handler

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From: Avellino (Italy)
Registered: Dec 2003


 - posted August 02, 2004 01:57 PM      Profile for Ugo Grassi   Email Ugo Grassi   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
"al-fresco"??? Oh Mike but this is italian!!
To the next BFCC (where I hope to meet the folks of this wonderful forum) we'll chat in the Dante's language!!! [Wink]

First italian lesson:
Io proietto con l'Elmo GS1200 (I project by the Elmo GS1200)
Tu proietti con l'Elmo GS1200) (you project by the Elmo GS1200)
Egli proietta con l'Elmo GS1200 (he projects by the Elmo Gs1200)
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Ugo

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Mike Peckham
Phenomenal Film Handler

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From: West Sussex, UK.
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 - posted August 02, 2004 02:09 PM      Profile for Mike Peckham   Email Mike Peckham   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Ugo, that's brilliant, I'm practising already!

I lived in Firenze for a while many years ago and I worked as an English teacher but my Italian never really developed because I lived and socialised with all the other x-pats! Shameful really [Roll Eyes] .

I think the only thing I can remember now is

'Dove il Autostrade por Bologna'

That won't get me very far [well it might get me to Bologna], perhaps you could teach me how to say 'yes I would be pleased to buy your mint in its box Xenon GS 1200 for 10 Euros' [Wink]

Mike [Cool]

ps. are you coming to BFCC in October? [Smile]

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Paul Adsett
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 - posted August 02, 2004 02:49 PM      Profile for Paul Adsett     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi Mike,
Glad you are getting some good weather over in the UK - mind you, the weather was perfect the 3 weeks my wife and I spent in the UK when we visited the May BFCC.
As for you're outdoor movie show, I would blow all your neighbour's away with something in CinemaScope. They will peek over your garden wall and be hooked by that beautiful scope Super 8 picture, and will be unable to go back to their TV's!

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Simon McConway
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 - posted August 02, 2004 03:42 PM      Profile for Simon McConway   Email Simon McConway   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Yes, I've been doing some outdoor shows of Super 8, 16 mm and colour slides on the neigbour's house wall. All impressive for your guests, I've found. The 16 mm machine was the brightest; a Bell & Howell 666 with MARC 300 arc lamp...if I'd the expertise, I'd convert to Super 8!!

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Mike Peckham
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 - posted August 03, 2004 01:14 PM      Profile for Mike Peckham   Email Mike Peckham   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I decided on 'Little Shop of Horrors' in the end and had several in my audience from neighbouring gardens and even a balcony seat!

Might get it out again this evening as it's so hot and humid though there is talk of thunderstorms. Sussex seems to have escaped all that so far though.

Simon, interesting to hear that you were projecting on to a house wall. How big an image did you go to?

Paul, I like your idea of showing something in scope but it's always very tricky to get the scope screen set up out side. Mine mounts on the wall and is [semi] permanently screwed to the dining room wall [how I've got away with that I don't know]!

Mike

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Chris Quinn
Master Film Handler

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From: England, Bedfordshire.
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 - posted August 03, 2004 03:04 PM      Profile for Chris Quinn   Email Chris Quinn   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I don't like my neighbours, so i think i will have to wait until i can find the worst super 8 film ever released [Wink]

Chris.

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Mike Peckham
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 - posted August 03, 2004 03:11 PM      Profile for Mike Peckham   Email Mike Peckham   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Chris, what about 'The Rose' on a loop on a huge screen?!

Mike [Big Grin]

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Ugo Grassi
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 - posted August 04, 2004 04:05 AM      Profile for Ugo Grassi   Email Ugo Grassi   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi Mike,
yes I'm thinking to come to BFCC! I have to check my job dates and how much it's expensive to come! In this period:
1) I get married!
2) I bought home for us
3) I made the honeymoon trip (Australia and Polinesia)
I have home now, but my budget is like that of an homeless!
ehehe...
bye

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David Park
Master Film Handler

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From: UK
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 - posted August 04, 2004 06:22 AM      Profile for David Park   Email David Park   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Does your good lady know she is marring two!
IE You and a film enthusist.

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David

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Tony Milman
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 - posted August 04, 2004 03:26 PM      Profile for Tony Milman   Author's Homepage   Email Tony Milman   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Ugo

I have heard of "gay" marriages but never an "Elmo GS 1200 " marriage..... [Wink]

tell me how did you consumate it? [Eek!] ....second thoughts better not! [Big Grin]

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Simon McConway
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 - posted August 10, 2004 09:29 AM      Profile for Simon McConway   Email Simon McConway   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
The lens had to be removed consumation!!

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