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Posted by Stuart Hilliker (Member # 737) on April 21, 2017, 01:38 PM:
I've finally had an opportunity to edit the video shot at October's BFCC.
The result is now on YouTube.....

Hope you enjoy it.
Posted by Paul Adsett (Member # 25) on April 21, 2017, 09:34 PM:
Absolutely superb Stuart! Really captures the wonder of the BFCC and the magic of reel film projection.
Extremely well done, will inspire anyone here to break out their favourate projector and pop on a reel or two. [Smile]
Posted by Alan Rik (Member # 73) on April 21, 2017, 10:53 PM:
That was truly fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing that video.
I have to say.. I really miss Derek Simmons. He was, for me, the Steve Jobs of Super 8.
I miss that man.
Posted by Rob Young. (Member # 131) on April 22, 2017, 04:23 AM:
That's terrific, Stuart - I watched it twice!

Really nicely put together.
Posted by Antonio Costa Mota (Member # 221) on April 22, 2017, 06:56 PM:
Congratulations and thank you for a very Professional job.
It Is worth Keeping and watch from time Tó time. Very enjoyable
Posted by Gary Brocklehurst (Member # 606) on April 24, 2017, 03:42 AM:
This is an absolute credit to you Stuart, of which you should be truly proud

Kindest Regards Always
Posted by David Hardy (Member # 4628) on April 24, 2017, 04:10 AM:
Stuart a big thank you for sharing your excellently edited
video of a great event.

It should be released on Super 8mm film for collectors. [Smile] [Smile] [Smile]
Posted by Mark Mander (Member # 340) on April 24, 2017, 10:25 AM:
Very nice Stuart, enjoyed it and we enjoyed the day too, caught a couple of shots of my Son and I so I'll show him later your excellent video, Mark
Posted by Andrew Woodcock (Member # 3260) on April 24, 2017, 11:49 AM:
Posted by Paul Adsett (Member # 25) on April 24, 2017, 04:42 PM:
I wonder if Stuart would consider changing his YouTube settings to permit downloading. This is a film that many of us, I am sure, would like to have in our own Film Collecting computer files for repeated viewings.
Posted by Mike Newell (Member # 23) on April 25, 2017, 08:14 AM:
Great video Stuart well put together. Thanks for sharing
Posted by Stuart Hilliker (Member # 737) on April 25, 2017, 04:17 PM:
Many thanks for your kind comments. I'm pleased the video has been well received.
In response to Paul's request, the video can be downloaded here:

This is a WeTransfer link and should work for 7 days.
The original 4K file is 50GB and therefore not very practical for download. This is a 1.3GB file as uploaded to YouTube. I wanted to avoid any further compression that YouTube may use so figured this would be a safer route.
Please let me know if you have any problems with the link.

Posted by Andrew Woodcock (Member # 3260) on April 25, 2017, 04:27 PM:
Excellent news Stuart and the video is truly superb thanks.
Posted by Paul Adsett (Member # 25) on April 25, 2017, 10:43 PM:
Thank you Stuart. Downloaded tonight, took 2 hours on my system but well worth the wait.
This has to be THE definitive BFCC video! Just marvelous and I hope you don't mind if I use it in some of my film shows to show people just what film collecting is really all about.
Posted by Dominique De Bast (Member # 3798) on April 26, 2017, 02:25 AM:
Thank you ! Downloaded :-)
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on April 26, 2017, 11:37 AM:
I absolutely love how you have the sound of the projector being turned on, then elements of the projector going, then that glorious sound of film threading thru the projector! I don't have to see it, i can imagine it. A Brilliant bit of video there! Well done!

As I was looking this up, I had a wonderful return to our very own Paul Adsett's great video concerning his own home cinema (boy! I wish i had a set-up like that!0. Well done, Paul!
Posted by Douglas Meltzer (Member # 28) on May 01, 2017, 11:50 AM:

Congratulations on an amazing job! Extremely well done and how wonderful it is to see Keith Wilton & John Clancy along with a number of familiar faces from my previous visits.

Posted by Mark Williams (Member # 794) on May 01, 2017, 02:10 PM:
Superb job Stuart!!

This should be screened at the next BFCC if there is one?
Posted by Osi Osgood (Member # 424) on May 02, 2017, 12:10 PM:
I think the only thing I would have liked to hear, beyond what was said, was that the other fine lads who have literally been there from the beginning of these BFCC's, had been mentioned by name. If not for John Clancy's enormous and tireless help, it would not have continued on for many of these later years.
Posted by Winbert Hutahaean (Member # 58) on May 03, 2017, 05:01 PM:
Dear all, especially who attended the 65th BFCC.

I knew the projector shown at the first minute is a super 8mm projector Elmo GS1200.

But can you guys confirm, the last three films shown on the screen were actually super 8mm? Anyone know what was the screen size?

To me the screen was big enough while the film grains were not seen that much. That is so beautifull.

Can you tell me please.

Posted by Stuart Hilliker (Member # 737) on May 03, 2017, 05:53 PM:
Hi Winbert,

The shots at the end of "Poltergeist" & "Gladiator" are indeed super 8, as projected at the BFCC. These shots have had very little grading, only a little brightness reduction to represent what was viewed on the day. The GS1200 shots at the beginning and end are my own projector, shot at a later date.
All testament to Keith Wilton and John Clancy that you have to ask the question though!
Posted by Winbert Hutahaean (Member # 58) on May 03, 2017, 10:35 PM:
Hi Stuart thanks for the reply.

What about for "Supergirl" was it also super 8mm?

At minutes 7:12 from youtube, Keith Wilton was opening the right mask, and since it was not shown in the video, I would guess he also did the same for the left mask? Was that big the size of super 8mm scope presentation?

ps: At the beginning, there was a Tom & Jerry which I believe a super 8mm print. In my experience when we change from flat to scope (2x), then the scope presentation (2x) will be wider but the height will be shorther (obviously from previoulsy 4:3 to 2:1). How could in this case, the Tom & Jerry has the same height with Gladiator? using a zoom lens?
Posted by Stuart Hilliker (Member # 737) on May 04, 2017, 06:57 AM:
Following a couple of requests, I have re-uploaded the video to allow another seven days to download.

Thanks for all of your kind comments.

Posted by Brian Fretwell (Member # 4302) on May 04, 2017, 04:17 PM:
Yes Supergirl was from Super 8 I can't remember now if it was from the Derann "This is Scope" reel or the feature.

Just adding the scope lens will stretch from 4:3 to 2.66:1 (or 2.35:1 if it was an Animex print) with no change of height.
Posted by Winbert Hutahaean (Member # 58) on May 04, 2017, 06:29 PM:
Aaahh, are right Brian.

I always have that impression, because my screen was flat. So when I put the scope lens, the width is going to be projected outside the screen. I then bring the projector be closer to the screen (or zooming in) to get the width has the right size to my flat screen, hence the height will be shorter .... [Razz]

Now back to the presentation, I would really love to see it in person how a super 8mm print can have that quality.
Posted by Paul Adsett (Member # 25) on September 11, 2018, 01:58 PM:
Watched it again today. Possibly the best ever video about the BFCC. Stuart has done a superb job here. [Smile]
Posted by Stuart Hilliker (Member # 737) on September 12, 2018, 02:55 AM:
Thanks for your kind words Paul. I’m very pleased to hear it’s still being watched. Looking forward to the next one!
Posted by Paul Adsett (Member # 25) on September 12, 2018, 07:23 PM:
I have found that Stuart's video makes a great opener for a film show, as it really captures the magic of reel film collecting, and is very enlightening to a lay audience not familiar with the joys of the hobby.

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