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Douglas Meltzer
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The first issue of Classic Home Cinema's Film Collector magazine is coming out this month. This will be a must have for all of us. Keith Wilton's Super 8 Film Review is featured along with articles about Laurel and Hardy, Felix, Seasonal Film Shows, Robbie The Robot and Sergio Leone. Let's show strong support for this undertaking by Phil Sheard and subscribe today.

Film Collector will be published 3 times a year. Subscriptions: £15 UK, £18 Europe, £20 everywhere else.
Credit cards are accepted.

Information can be found at Classic's web site under News and Events.

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Grant Fitzgerald
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What is going to be in the magazine? Are these thick magazines or just normal size? Because I find 20 is allot if it was just a standard magazine size since there are only 3 a year. and i do understand that he isn't a big company or anything.

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John Clancy
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Grant, this is a non-profit making venture by Classic. It will be an A4 magazine with a colour cover on glossy or good quality paper (unlike the rubbish Derann's magazine was printed on which was detrimental to the overall sales of that mag). It will cost around £2 per issue to send a copy to the Americas so £20 isn't a lot when you look at it.

This is something for our hobby that will help keep things going. The hobby needs a magazine and this looks like it will fill the bill.

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British Film Collectors Convention home page www.bfcc.biz. The site is for the whole of the film collecting hobby and not just the BFCC.

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Tom Photiou
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&one of the most important things to remeber here is that it is by the collector for the collector so if anyone can do an article which is film related (but not DVD or blu ray etc)it will help to keep it going, it needs as much input from collectors as possible. To be fair Derann did keep on stipulating that lack of input by collectors were very nearly the death of the FFTC so hopfully we can all do a little bit.
In fact, as an idea, for ONE night only why not move away from your PC or laptop and dedicate your input to the new mag, it may give Phil enough for several editions. [Wink]

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Grant Fitzgerald
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What is going to be included in the magazine. What are the articles going to be like?

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Rob Young.
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Grant, a new film collecting magazine is like a box of chocolates...

Seriously, please, can we all support Phil's new publication...

I'm posting off my cheque tomorrow. I also understand that this magazine is going to make no profit, but thanks to the effort of all it's contributors will maybe help to keep our beloved hobby alive in print.

C'mon, what's a few £...$... [Smile] [Smile] [Smile]

Live dangerously!!!

PS. I understand the contributers are all "top notch!!!" [Wink]

PPS. Besides Derek, I've never met a man so devoted beyond reason (and trust me, this guy can't be in super 8 for the money) other than Mr. P. Sheard.

Please let's all support this new venture...

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Grant Fitzgerald
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I want to get it, ugh IDK $30 for 3. I mean I know it is a good cause and everything. I think I would rater have a film though.

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Rob Young.
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Well, Grant, that's your decision.

But think of the extra enjoyment you'll have, running your next film, knowing that there is a vibrant, supportive, film collecting community behind you, willing to support a brand new publication in print, which you can show to your mates and say, "look, this isn't old hat, people are really into this..."

And which you can contribute to as well...

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Grant Fitzgerald
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So what is in this magazine? I saw in Douglas' description. But does it have screen pictures or list of films that are out or anything?

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Rob Young.
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Grant, I believe the idea (as with "Film For The Collector" before it) is that this magazine will thrive from input from collectors, so why not email Phil and try the 1st issue, then contribute to future publications with what you feel would improve it...I'm sure this is the motive behind this publication and would be welcome.

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Winbert Hutahaean
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And I think as in many hobby magazines like this if you contribute with article while you will not get payment at least you will have free magazine at your door.

So perhaps, Grant you can write an article based on your first experience with 8mm as you are quite new in this hobby.

Cheers

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Grant Fitzgerald
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Am I able to pay per issue. I would be much more willing to do that then spend all the money at once. So you can make articles? and send them in. That is really cool!

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Rob Young.
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http://homeclassiccinema.moonfruit.com/#/news-and-events/4521267742

Hope this link is ok with admin???

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Douglas Meltzer
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Rob,

Sure! I included a link to CHC in the first post!

Doug

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Dino Everette
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Grant
It is kind of the difference between an active hobby, or an activity for a retro hobbyist. Most of us are still trying to keep this an active hobby, and so an active magazine is a very important aspect, and you might be surprised to learn that many film collectors do not do their dealings on the web..
Also if you are worried about the expense of a magazine coming from the UK, why not start by subscribing to Steve Osborne's Reel Image here in the states as Phil has a regular column in it... I think soon enough you might realize that more often than not an active film collecting magazine will actually save you more money than it will cost...what I mean is it will help you in choosing the films you want to purchase, it will put you in touch with other collectors who may have films for sale much cheaper than ebay, it will help you avoid the pitfalls with equipment that can now get expensive since no one makes new projectors that are worth running your films through. There are many reasons why an active magazine is a great thing!

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John Clancy
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'Super 8 Film Review' will continue within the central pages as a magazine within a magazine. I put a 2003 issue of this up for all to see on top of the film review page of www.bfcc.biz. Take a look Grant.

We expect the other articles within this magazine to be somewhat better than a lot of those in Film For The Collector towards the end. Other than the regular things such as 'Super 8 Film Review' and 'Techy Tips' there really wasn't a lot to it and that was largely down to the poor nature of the printing which didn't encourage good contributions. Things will be different with a professionally printed magazine that is being done for the right reasons.

[ January 21, 2012, 04:22 AM: Message edited by: John Clancy ]

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Leon Thomas Jones
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Greeting all ,
The magazine is also on sale in e.bay for £5.00 U.k delivery .Thanks
regards
Leon

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Grant Fitzgerald
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Wow! I didn't realize any of this guys, about the active hobby you were talking about. So if I subscribe not only will it give me article but list of people to buy more films from and possibly even cheaper? Also the link you sent John didn't work for me. Thank you guys for helping me understand.

Ordering the first issue!

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Keith Ashfield
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Grant - try clicking the "link" in John,s "signature".

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Adrian Winchester
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Grant - I'm sure the magazine will have some ads from dealers and collectors, but I wouldn't expect too many in the first issue as obviously it's a new venture.

I think the 'active hobby' aspect, as well as giving subscribers the chance to contribute, is partly helping the hobby survive by communicating what is happening. E.g. new releases and events cannot be viable if many collectors don't find out about them. This magazine will cover and review new releases, so readers will learn about ones that don't get mentioned on forums. So basically, if there are not enough subscribers to make the magazine viable, this will also have a damaging result in relation to releases and events.

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Grant Fitzgerald
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New releases? They still make new films? Who does?

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Mal Brake
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Just received my copy this morning. I haven't had the chance to read it all yet but first impressions are very favourable.

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John Clancy
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There's a couple of chaps in Germany who put out occasional new releases, Classic Home Cinema, LA Films (Larry Arpin on this forum) and Giosi Films recently issued a US advert reel. Sadly Derann ceased new releases when the UK lab was closed and then folded shortly after themselves.

The link to the British Film Collectors Convention is www.bfcc.biz - I'll try to remember not to end a sentence after a link in future as this forum software can't handle it.

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Mark Williams
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Here's a link to ebay so please support Phil Sheard/CHC and buy a copy now!!

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FILM-COLLECTOR-MAGAZINE-SUPER-8-16MM-9-5MM-35MM-/260939373252?pt=UK_Photography_VintagePhotography_VintagePhotoAccessories&hash=item3cc132dac4

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Joe Taffis
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I just ordered my one year subscription! Looking forward to it [Smile]

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