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Christian Bjorgen
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From: Kvinnherad, Norway
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 - posted February 13, 2010 03:56 PM      Profile for Christian Bjorgen   Author's Homepage   Email Christian Bjorgen   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Reel finally arrived, along with a digitalized copy, and here it is:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ijetKzqRvY

Ignore the first six seconds, that's just the other reel I digitalized and I missed the cut with a few seconds when editing it for upload.

Uploaded just now, so the HD version isn't working yet, but should be soon.

I have noted how the light conditions were as annotations in the video, so don't forget to enable them [Smile]

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Well who’s on first? Yeah. Go ahead and tell me. Who. The guy on first. Who. The guy playin’ first base. Who. The guy on first. Who is on first! What are you askin’ me for? I’m askin’ you!

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Gian Luca Mario Loncrini
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 - posted February 13, 2010 05:20 PM      Profile for Gian Luca Mario Loncrini   Author's Homepage   Email Gian Luca Mario Loncrini   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I should begin to use my 8mm camera again [Roll Eyes] ...

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I remember when I was (super) 8 years old...

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Christian Bjorgen
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 - posted February 13, 2010 05:33 PM      Profile for Christian Bjorgen   Author's Homepage   Email Christian Bjorgen   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hehe, you should, Gian! [Wink]

I got four new cartridges from Dwaynes, planning on shooting two of them in May (Norwegian national day).

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Well who’s on first? Yeah. Go ahead and tell me. Who. The guy on first. Who. The guy playin’ first base. Who. The guy on first. Who is on first! What are you askin’ me for? I’m askin’ you!

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Gian Luca Mario Loncrini
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 - posted February 13, 2010 05:40 PM      Profile for Gian Luca Mario Loncrini   Author's Homepage   Email Gian Luca Mario Loncrini   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Share with us [Wink] !

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I remember when I was (super) 8 years old...

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Christian Bjorgen
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 - posted February 13, 2010 05:47 PM      Profile for Christian Bjorgen   Author's Homepage   Email Christian Bjorgen   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I will [Wink]

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Well who’s on first? Yeah. Go ahead and tell me. Who. The guy on first. Who. The guy playin’ first base. Who. The guy on first. Who is on first! What are you askin’ me for? I’m askin’ you!

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Antonis Galanakis
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 - posted February 14, 2010 12:04 PM      Profile for Antonis Galanakis   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Christian
well done! I am happy for you and your short film. I love the part that you filming the cartoon projection. It was great.

Keep on filming
Antonis

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Christian Bjorgen
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 - posted February 14, 2010 04:41 PM      Profile for Christian Bjorgen   Author's Homepage   Email Christian Bjorgen   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Thanks for the comments, both of you [Smile]

Shooting with Super 8 was really fun, today I screened the reels at my grandmothers for mothers day for a bunch of my relatives, and they really enjoyed it! [Smile]

Hopefully I'll get to shoot some more this spring, in particular on our national day (May 17th), and I'll upload that aswell.

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Well who’s on first? Yeah. Go ahead and tell me. Who. The guy on first. Who. The guy playin’ first base. Who. The guy on first. Who is on first! What are you askin’ me for? I’m askin’ you!

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Winbert Hutahaean
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 - posted February 16, 2010 09:25 AM      Profile for Winbert Hutahaean     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Christian,

Finally....

My comments are:

1. As we have discussed earlier, you need a movie light for indoor shooting. As your result shows that nothing much can be done if relied only on domestic light (too dark).

2. My result for indoor shooting without a movie light gave a good result because the church hall was equipped with very high wattage lamps (should be measured in Kelvin though, but I don't have a gear for that)

3. Your outdoor shooting looks pretty dark, while I can see the sun is there. You should open the iris much wider.

4. As I already mentioned in the other thread, E64T is best used with a filter 85B during the winter season. You will get color corrected rather than the bluish tint you have now. I bought it from Ebay for only $2 (Hoya).

5. I guessed whatever people say about the current E64T, it must be lesser quality than the previous K40 or E160 in 1990s. Your first 6 seconds must be from old batch, right. You can see the sensitivity of that print compared with today's E64T. I don't know why, noting that K40 is only ASA 40 vs E64T which is ASA 64. Probably old lab/chemical was also better than now.

Good luck with your other 4 shootings. Share with us.

cheers

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Winbert

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Christian Bjorgen
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 - posted February 16, 2010 10:27 AM      Profile for Christian Bjorgen   Author's Homepage   Email Christian Bjorgen   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi, Winbert, and thanks for your comments! I have some answers myself [Razz]

1. Yes, I need a movie light, but I can't afford one right now [Razz] The film is however not as dark as it looks. When projected with the Elmo, you can see things quite clearly, even in the dark parts. Just a poor digitalization job.

3. OK, thanks for the advice. I filmed this with the exposure set to "Auto". But as mentioned, it looks quite different when projected for real.

4. Yes, I'm aware of this, but I'm not too bothered by the tint, as it's alot less noticeable on the actual reel. With my current economic situation I'm not gonna prioritize on getting another filter anyway [Smile]

5. Yes, the first 6 seconds is from an old K40 reel that I forgot to cut away before uploading. Those seconds were however filmed with a movie light and a really expensive Canon camera, and so the quality is alot better [Smile]

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Well who’s on first? Yeah. Go ahead and tell me. Who. The guy on first. Who. The guy playin’ first base. Who. The guy on first. Who is on first! What are you askin’ me for? I’m askin’ you!

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David Erskine
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 - posted February 16, 2010 11:42 AM      Profile for David Erskine   Email David Erskine   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
If you want a movie light, I've got one on eBay (UK) starting at £7.99!!!!! Item No: 300396053243 ('cos I don't know how to put links in).
I said "A Kaiser product (no 'Fawlty Towers' jokes!) fitted with barndoors and has a handle with standard screwhole for stand mounting. I used this a few times when filming relatives wedding, etc. It was working fine when I plugged in and switched on yesterday. My starting bid is low but realistic. (You know, I've always been worried that if I started at 99p I might find I'd end at that!)"
Someone sent a question:- " Hi there, Sounds a silly question, but what kind/colour range of light is this please? Is it Metal Halide, Mercury Vapour, etc...and any rating info on the box."
I answered "I got it from WideScreen Centre - for film type filming! - and it says on the box that it is:- 1000 watts, extremely low noise blower cooling, special diffuser glass for extra soft lighting, 4 large barn doors for directional lighting, tiltable handle with 1/4" mounting thread, camera bracket and halogen lamp of 3400K."
It's got about a day and a couple of hours to go - if you are interested. Might be useful? You have my email addy, Christian.
Cheers, David E

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Winbert Hutahaean
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 - posted February 16, 2010 01:58 PM      Profile for Winbert Hutahaean     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Christian,

for no. 4
When you spend $60 for another 4 carts now plus the next process cost will be around $40 (+ shipping), and you are not going to spend $2 for a 85B, it is strange for me [Wink]

for no. 5

Your camera is already classy enough for the time it was released. The upper level series of Canon is 814 XL (and the top range one is 1014 XL which has the same feautre but different lens).

So knowing you now have a good camera, by comparing your old clips vs your today's clip, to me it is about the different quality of today's stock and lab process.

Sadly to say that we will never get back the used-to-be Kodak Super 8mm film quality. [Mad]

cheers,

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Winbert

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Christian Bjorgen
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 - posted February 17, 2010 03:29 PM      Profile for Christian Bjorgen   Author's Homepage   Email Christian Bjorgen   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Thanks for the offer, David, but I'm low on cash at the moment, and the shipping cost give me the chills! Plus, I'd have to pay customs because of the silly regulations we have here in New-Borkistan.

Winbert, I'll consider getting a 85B, but it won't be now, because I'll be shooting almost exclusively outdoors in sunlight for the time being [Smile]

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Well who’s on first? Yeah. Go ahead and tell me. Who. The guy on first. Who. The guy playin’ first base. Who. The guy on first. Who is on first! What are you askin’ me for? I’m askin’ you!

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David Erskine
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No problem - I seem to have sold it twice to the same chap. Oooops!
David E

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Winbert Hutahaean
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quote:
I'd have to pay customs because of the silly regulations we have here in New-Borkistan.
As far as I am concerned, Dwayne always put $1 for the item's value on the custom declaration. So how could you be taxed for this amount? And if the $1 was taxed, how much did you pay ?

cheers,

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Christian Bjorgen
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 - posted February 18, 2010 10:34 AM      Profile for Christian Bjorgen   Author's Homepage   Email Christian Bjorgen   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
He wrote the value as "Ø" (which means zero I think), which prompted customs to open the package and check.

Then I was promptly charged $40 in customs.

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Well who’s on first? Yeah. Go ahead and tell me. Who. The guy on first. Who. The guy playin’ first base. Who. The guy on first. Who is on first! What are you askin’ me for? I’m askin’ you!

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Jon Anders Klausen
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 - posted February 18, 2010 11:01 AM      Profile for Jon Anders Klausen   Email Jon Anders Klausen   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Thanks Christian!

Winbert: is the 85b filter available for Nizo 481? Where can I get one? (any links?)

Got my camera in the mail today [Smile]

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Jeroen van Ooijen
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 - posted February 18, 2010 11:37 AM      Profile for Jeroen van Ooijen   Email Jeroen van Ooijen   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Good job!i like it [Big Grin] and i think i will use my camera also!
Next winter with snow! [Big Grin]

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Super8 that's the greatest hobby in my life,i was 9 to have my first viewer from GAF.

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Christopher Allison
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 - posted February 18, 2010 11:51 AM      Profile for Christopher Allison   Email Christopher Allison   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Nice!!! makes me want to buy a camera and start shooting.

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Winbert Hutahaean
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Christian, it is so bad t get taxed that much [Mad]

You should submit claim for refund by proofing that the cart was originaly from Norway (perhaps your proof of purchase?) or it has been taxed before if you imported from somewhere.

Jon, filter 85B is plenty available in the Ebay. here is the example:

85B filter at Ebay

the price starts from $1.99 to max 59.99 (the most expendive filter, Tiffen).

I chose the cheapest one and it works well.

Since it is very light item (less than 100 grams , I guess), shipping will not bother you.

You don't need to worry with your camera brand, just choose the right ring size to your camera. It has a universal ring.

cheers,

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Winbert

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Jon Anders Klausen
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Thanks Winbert, will get one of those

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Knut Nordahl
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 - posted February 19, 2010 06:42 AM      Profile for Knut Nordahl   Email Knut Nordahl   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
quote:
He wrote the value as "Ø" (which means zero I think), which prompted customs to open the package and check.

Then I was promptly charged $40 in customs.

Christian, were you charged 40USD in customs for returning processed film? If you were, thats wrong and you should take action to get your money back.

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Christian Bjorgen
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 - posted March 16, 2010 01:33 PM      Profile for Christian Bjorgen   Author's Homepage   Email Christian Bjorgen   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Allright, so I finally set up the projector again and filmed the home video manually.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWP7aY9qrOo

As you can see, the colours are quite different than in the digitalized version.

Just uploaded this, so might be a few hours before the HD version is available.

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Well who’s on first? Yeah. Go ahead and tell me. Who. The guy on first. Who. The guy playin’ first base. Who. The guy on first. Who is on first! What are you askin’ me for? I’m askin’ you!

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Jon Anders Klausen
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 - posted March 20, 2010 07:11 AM      Profile for Jon Anders Klausen   Email Jon Anders Klausen   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Have you tried to colorcorrect the digitalized file? It´s amazin what a little correction can do

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