Archive | April, 2009

>Up To The Wire…

21 Apr

>Up late again… Still trying to finish the short film ‘TXT Island’ hopefully JUST in time for submission to the
Rushes Soho Shorts Festival 2009. 2 days time now… Russell over at Shrooty is taking care of the music/sound and doing sterling work too. A few wee picture fixes, a few more renders, then the submission DVD could just make the closing date…

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>The DIY Film Scanner Adventure Continues…

14 Apr

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Here’s The Sumix camera in DIY cine scanner mode. The lightbox and big tripod are rather cumbersome but temporary necessities. The stepper motor here does advance the film, but unfortunately a random amount each time! Still, both stepper motor and camera are under USB control from the PC. A milestone of sorts but redesign of film transport needed.

>Another Super8 Frame Sumix Capture

14 Apr

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Another early 90s Super8 cine frame. I’ve got a stepper motor advancing the film under the camera now, but the drive is uneven, so not much use yet for any automated capturing. Making a film advance mechanism is proving to be a VERY demanding task indeed!

This image is captured at 1280×1024 using Sumix 150M monochrome camera with macro lens tubes, Super8 film backlit by lightbox. Some DeNoise and Levels applied in After Effects.

>Super8 Frame Sumix Capture

7 Apr

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Above is one of the Super8 frames (seen in previous post) imaged by the monochrome Sumix 150M camera. The 35mm lens with 60mm worth of extension tubes lets the image fill the frame. The end of lens is about 30mm away from the subject; again this is shot on lightbox. Some Photoshop de-noise and levels applied.

Until I try combining three RGB filtered images or buy a colour USB camera like this one here… maybe I’ll just have to colour these in by hand 🙂

>Macro Super8 Rephotography

6 Apr

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I’m back scratching the 8mm itch again… This still taken with canon350d, standard 18-55mm kit lens and Raynox macro adaptor attached. Super8 film strip is backlit by lightbox and held flat with edge of plastic ruler (note the millimetre markings).

These frames happen to be some peacenik badges on a stall at the Beverley Rainbow festival, Humberside circa 1990.