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Date: 08/12/19 20:34
Potash Train Film - Shortest Ever?
Author: dtoeppen

This was shot 6/21/19. I had a few feet of film left in my 16mm camera when I spotted this train. I raced ahead of it and had about 30 seconds to set up. Unfortunately, my haste led me to forget to cover the viewfinder, so there are some flares in the first shot (of two). Oops.
Like Rosanne Rosannadana used to say, "it's always something!"

Edit: Shot with an Aaton A-Minima using Arri Ultra 16 lens on Kodak Vision 3 50D. Processing by Fotokem, transfer by Spectra. Cost was trivial since this was the last few seconds of some other project.

 



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 08/12/19 22:49 by dtoeppen.

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Date: 08/12/19 21:49
Re: Potash Train Film - Shortest Ever?
Author: RailRat

Where at?

Jim Baker
Riverside, CA



Date: 08/12/19 22:02
Re: Potash Train Film - Shortest Ever?
Author: dtoeppen

Just north of Moab.

RailRat Wrote:
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> Where at?



Date: 08/12/19 22:37
Re: Potash Train Film - Shortest Ever?
Author: weather

Fantastic!  Areal film to boot!  I am assuming Kodak, what type and where did you send it to and what was the cost?



Date: 08/12/19 22:48
Re: Potash Train Film - Shortest Ever?
Author: dtoeppen

Thanks. Good point...ok, I updated the first post with the vitals.
weather Wrote:
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> Fantastic!  Areal film to boot!  I am assuming
> Kodak, what type and where did you send it to and
> what was the cost?



Date: 08/13/19 09:46
Re: Potash Train Film - Shortest Ever?
Author: webmaster

What else were you shooting in 16mm?  I figured except for the occasional television drama looking for the film look, 16mm was dead.  

 

Todd Clark
Canyon Country, CA
Trainorders.com



Date: 08/13/19 11:09
Re: Potash Train Film - Shortest Ever?
Author: mile250

Great musical score.
 



Date: 08/13/19 17:20
Re: Potash Train Film - Shortest Ever?
Author: dtoeppen

I was shooting rafts in Cataract Canyon during record high flows 6/17-7/1, with a few breaks. Here are some sample shots from "North Seas" and "Big Drops" (many/most rapids are named) with music thrown in.
The official term for the big blue pontoon rafts, to keep the video from being deleted, is RaftTrain. They're uncoupled for the rapids :-)

webmaster Wrote:
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> What else were you shooting in 16mm?  I figured
> except for the occasional television drama looking
> for the film look, 16mm was dead.  
>
>  



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Date: 08/13/19 18:51
Re: Potash Train Film - Shortest Ever?
Author: atsf121

My boys and I really enjoyed the rafting video, my oldest did a rafting trip near Moab with his Scout group this summer.  

Nathan



Date: 08/14/19 06:35
Re: Potash Train Film - Shortest Ever?
Author: RailRat

Curious what camera you used to film with, And how did you convert it (the film) to digital?

Jim Baker
Riverside, CA



Date: 08/14/19 07:03
Re: Potash Train Film - Shortest Ever?
Author: dtoeppen

Asked and answered :-)
"Shot with an Aaton A-Minima using Arri Ultra 16 lens on Kodak Vision 3 50D. Processing by Fotokem, transfer by Spectra. Cost was trivial since this was the last few seconds of some other project. "

Spectra is Spectra Film & Video in Burbank. Fotokem is also in Burbank. 

 



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Date: 08/14/19 18:03
Re: Potash Train Film - Shortest Ever?
Author: RailRat

dtoeppen Wrote:
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> Asked and answered :-)
> "Shot with an Aaton A-Minima using Arri Ultra 16
> lens on Kodak Vision 3 50D. Processing by Fotokem,
> transfer by Spectra. Cost was trivial since this
> was the last few seconds of some other
> project. "
>
> Spectra is Spectra Film & Video in Burbank.
> Fotokem is also in Burbank. 
>
>  

Is that all modern camera equipment or vintage? (Sorry, I'm Not very familiar with all that)

Me and friends did shoot some 8 or super 8 back in the 1980's, with a 1970's 8mm home cam, that's all I'm familiar with, but I did hear that equipment and film was all coming back, but not cheap?

Jim Baker
Riverside, CA



Date: 08/14/19 18:56
Re: Potash Train Film - Shortest Ever?
Author: dtoeppen

All movie cameras are sort of vintage these days. I think Arri stopped making film cameras in about 2010, and I'm not sure when Aaton quit. The Arri 16mm kit I have would have sold for about $200k new in ~2009, and I paid close to nothing for it. Aaton was a little cheaper, at about $25k new. When everyone stopped shooting film, the camera prices cratered. They were basically giving them away. But prices are creeping back up a tiny bit now as people (re)discover the benefits of film: great latitude, highlights not so easily blown out, much harder to lose a reel of film than a digital file, reel of film doesn't have to be moved to a new drive every few years, etc.

Kodak has several camera films, in sizes from Super 8 to 65mm. You can easily purchase by visiting the Kodak Motion Picture website and calling the 800 number there. 

RailRat Wrote:
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> dtoeppen Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Asked and answered :-)
> > "Shot with an Aaton A-Minima using Arri Ultra
> 16
> > lens on Kodak Vision 3 50D. Processing by
> Fotokem,
> > transfer by Spectra. Cost was trivial since
> this
> > was the last few seconds of some other
> > project. "
> >
> > Spectra is Spectra Film & Video in Burbank.
> > Fotokem is also in Burbank. 
> >
> >  
>
> Is that all modern camera equipment or vintage?
> (Sorry, I'm Not very familiar with all that)
>
> Me and friends did shoot some 8 or super 8 back in
> the 1980's, with a 1970's 8mm home cam, that's all
> I'm familiar with, but I did hear that equipment
> and film was all coming back, but not cheap?



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