So the grand total that you have raised this month through purchasing process paid film is £586.71. It's a long way off the £2000 we needed but what can one do. My process paid film sales are usually much, much less than this so to those of you who contributed, it's very much appreciated! The money will stay in the pot and will still be put towards a future telecine machine. You still have 2 days left this month to purchase process paid film from my shop to help fund the unit. 100% of this will go towards funding an affordable HD telecine service.
After this month I'll keep putting money away for this service (perhaps not 100% though). We also have some kind contributors that are going to help us set this up sooner rather than later so hopefully with their help it wont be much longer now. I'm still optimistic a service can be in place before the end of the year. Remember you can continue to help fund this machine by purchasing film stuffs from my eBay store as often as you can.
Here is some footage of the very first time I used my Filmo 70DR back in summer. It's the first time I developed 16mm Tri-X as well. It's a bit scratched because I use it to test my projectors. However I wanted to share it to show what's possible with a filmo out the box. I had very little 16mm camera experience and picked this up on eBay. It was the first time I had to judge the distance without a split screen and also account for the parallax viewfinder.
Pretty hardcore day of developing today. I'd like to thank the R8 customers for being so patient. Likewise with the 16mm folks. The R8 and 16mm services have had a sluggish start but they are picking up a little more pace now so please stick with them.
Films processed today: Nadiabmal, mark_baldry, edz188 and hiz831. I'll be posting them back to you all first thing tomorrow (well technically today).
valves_rule I'll be processing your R8 film next week with a batch of my own films. Sorry I just ran out of time today.
Today was only the second day I've taken my filmo 70DR out for a spin. I got this filmo for a real bargain on eBay (only £80) earlier this year. I've made a pretty nice rig for it which provides much needed stability. After carrying this bullet stopper for five minutes you can really feel it on your arms. I mostly experimented with the 10mm wide angle lens today. I did a lot of running and gunning. There is nothing quite like sprinting around with a 16mm camera. I also stuck it on my monopod, got some low down shots and some 25ft high shots. All in all it was a pretty successful day and I'll be developing the 100D I shot with it tomorrow. If I get time I'll record it off my projector screen with either my 550D or HF200 and upload the results to my youtube channel.
So it's finally happening after nearly two years... Gauge Film has a website! I'll do my best to add information to this blog as and when I have time to do so, or when there is anything particularly interesting or exciting happening.