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    I stand corrected!

    Good luck with your project.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kino View Post
    I stand corrected!

    Good luck with your project.
    Oh I'm just having a little fun. Although I do enjoy Antonioni quite a bit. I remember watching The Seventh Seal with my son when he was one. He liked it.

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    For real, uninterrupted fun, try the original "Empire State" by Warhol or Michael Snow's "Wavelength".

    For me, it turned into a perverse testing of willpower; an interesting experience nonetheless...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kino View Post
    For real, uninterrupted fun, try the original "Empire State" by Warhol or Michael Snow's "Wavelength".

    For me, it turned into a perverse testing of willpower; an interesting experience nonetheless...
    I sat through a Warhol Night once. I don't remember what was playing, I just remember endless shots of refridgerators and The Factory. I suppose some people might equate those with the extended work of Mario Bava, but it's a pretty apparent difference to me.

    I'm with you, sort of like the time I peed on an electric fence when I was young, an "interesting experience" but not one I'd like to repeat.

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    I've been loosely following this thread since it started. I've never done any cine stuff but this thread has made me drool. Wish I had several thousand dollars of disposable income to play with. Another one of those "things" I should have discovered long ago.
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    Oh, its an incredible art form and it produces GAS as powerful or worse than still photography!

    I have been through Super 8mm, 16mm (Bolexes, Auricons, Mitchells, CPs, B&H DR70s) and the 35mm phase (B&H 2709 hand crank, Mitchell STD, Konvas 35mm and Kinor 35mm kit) and it was wonderful.

    Got to get me another Konvas or Mitchell 35 mm soon; the bug is biting again...

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    Bolex Super 8

    Anyone had experience with the Bolex 150 Super? Got this at a thrift store. It's missing its lens shade and the rubber eye shade has rotted away, mostly, but the camera seems to work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bowzart View Post
    Anyone had experience with the Bolex 150 Super? Got this at a thrift store. It's missing its lens shade and the rubber eye shade has rotted away, mostly, but the camera seems to work.
    I have one very similar, the Bolex 155, Super 8. I haven't used it for many years. Mine also has the eye piece rotting away. Built in folding lens shade. Great camera, built in macro close ups, zoom lens. I may have the instruction book somewhere. I also have the Bolex light that attaches to it.

    Best movie camera I ever owned.

    Try it, you'll like it. Good Luck
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    What Fotch said...

    If i remember correctly, you can do single frame exposures for time lapse with a cable release. I think the socket is either under the finger trigger or near the tripod socket...


    Had a friend who used a slow rotation speed AC motor, put an arm with a roller bearing on the end of it (like a clock arm with a bearing on it) and built an adapter so that the bearing made contact with a small arm that pushed the shutter release enough to take an exposure and slip off as it went by...

    He used an old synchronous, geared motor that turned at 1 RPM, so he got 24 minutes of screen time compressed into each second ; great time interval to film with!

    Of course you can build dimpled cams and vary the rate of shooting, try various motors and such.

    Fun stuff...

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    Quote Originally Posted by fotch View Post
    I have one very similar, the Bolex 155, Super 8. I haven't used it for many years. Mine also has the eye piece rotting away. Built in folding lens shade. Great camera, built in macro close ups, zoom lens. I may have the instruction book somewhere. I also have the Bolex light that attaches to it.

    Best movie camera I ever owned.

    Try it, you'll like it. Good Luck
    Jim
    Great. I have a bunch of outdated super 8 film I got at a thrift store (like the camera) and am going to a grape crushing event this weekend. Might be fun. Nothing to lose!

    I also have the projector that will show it. fantastic. I had not thought of this as being real. What a surprise!..

    Thanks.

    L.

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