Just thought I’d share a sort vaguely of film-related tidbit: I decided that for my final project in photography class this semester I was going to take a series of portraits using my new Krasnogorsk K-3 16mm motion picture camera and enlarge them (the theory being that if I shoot 30 seconds of a person at 24 frames per second, that gives me 720 individual frames and a chance to choose between minute differences in pose and facial expression). Since I was going to be back in Colorado over Thanksgiving, I chose as my subject matter actors who I have directed in the past, as I felt this brings in an interesting and direct connection to the non-traditional process and medium being used.
So I shot 200 feet of 7222 (Double-X) black-and-white negative film and sent it off to Maryland to have it processed and transferred to tape (I needed the tape since it would be incredibly impractical to make contact sheets for 8,000 frames of film).
Then, when I got the film back from the lab yesterday I went into the editing room here at MCAD and loaded it on the old Moviola flatbed editing table (or rather pleaded for help from the other advanced film majors in the room until one of them loaded it for me) and ran through the whole reel, snipping out the bits that I thought would make good prints). It was my first time using such a thing and I was terrified of it, but I eventually sort of got the hang of it, despite the general consensus that it was sort of broken and not doing quite what it was supposed to (placed as it is directly next to a Mac Pro digital edit station with a 50-inch plasma screen, the Moviola here sees very little use).
Anyway, I thought I’d post the transfer video file here for people to watch since some of those who are regular readers were photographed, and besides it’s just kinda cool (and the first film I’d ever shot with the K-3, which performed marvelously). It starts out with some stuff I shot outdoors at MCAD including a couple people out walking their dogs, but moves quickly onto my makeshift sweep in Colorado: