My Film room

#1 by Tom Photiou , Mon Aug 31, 2015 8:30 pm

As mentioned on another thread,(how often do you watch films) i am going to attempt to upload the pictures of my film room.
The walls need a new lick of paint but this is as good as it gets until i learn real DIY Unfortunately, at the moment the ceiling is painted white, (a no no in the film world) and the room is lit with a horrible fluresent tube, you can imagine how the audience reacts when i switch it on after the films finished. I usually say, "close your eyes" switch on then "open your eyes".
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RE: My Film room

#2 by Clyde Miles , Mon Aug 31, 2015 8:44 pm

nice tom, i must get some of my cinema on here


 
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RE: My Film room

#3 by Andrew Woodcock , Mon Aug 31, 2015 10:12 pm

Fabulous adult play room Tom. Bigger than my whole house! Ha ha.

After my recent bout of decorating in our lounge, the ceiling is as white as snow but it doesn't seem to have too adverse an affect on the screened images I don't think.
Least of all, not to my eyes anyhow.



 
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RE: My Film room

#4 by David Hardy ( deleted ) , Tue Sep 01, 2015 9:59 am

That's what I like to see Tom a dedicated FILM room. Nice one.
I am still re-working on mine. Its absolute chaos at the moment.
I will post pictures when its finished. Its all one big compromise sometimes.


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#5 by David Hardy ( deleted ) , Tue Sep 01, 2015 10:12 am

I like your film make-up rewind bench. Excellent !


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#6 by Tom Photiou , Sun Sep 06, 2015 9:05 pm

I always try to bench rewind my films as hopefully this will prolong the life of the mechanics. Even the little 50 foot spools get bench rewound.



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RE: My Film room

#7 by Clyde Miles , Mon Sep 07, 2015 12:09 am

keep your films tightly wound, i have 35mm rewinds for my 16mm prints. i hav'nt used the projector rewind for years.


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#8 by Tom Photiou , Mon Sep 07, 2015 1:36 pm

very true Clyde, this is also another reason i use bench rewind, projectors tend to leave films relatively loose.



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RE: My Film room

#9 by David Hardy ( deleted ) , Mon Sep 07, 2015 1:49 pm

Tom and Clyde ... I will sleep better tonight in the knowledge that I am not alone in always using my manual film rewinders.
hahahahaha ! Great stuff and heart warming to hear.


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#10 by Tom Photiou , Mon Sep 07, 2015 7:33 pm

I think its the only way, think of a period of two years, try and work out how many reels of film you put through and then think, if you rewound every one of them on your projector how much actual wear that would be.
I think you'd be surprised, oh, and being a tight as a ducks ***, all that electric



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#11 by Hugh Thompson Scott ( deleted ) , Mon Sep 07, 2015 8:10 pm

To be quite truthful, I do quite a bit of rewinding on my machine, although it does have a big motor and variable tension
on spool arms to allow for your choice of tension on rewind, if It's an early evening watch, I'll rewind on the rewinders, a
late early morning escapade, the projector does the job, well one does like one's bobo's.



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RE: My Film room

#12 by Andrew Woodcock , Mon Sep 07, 2015 8:49 pm

I only use my Spondon to rewind if it's out already with a projector or if I am viewing and checking a film for the first time.

If I have a projected a film on just the projector, that's what I use to rewind it.
I think Tom's methods as well as others who do the same, make perfect sense, but to honest, my machines don't rewind giving any slack and I just really cannot be bothered pulling out more equipment than I ever need per screening given my room sizes.

I may well have a completely different outlook and approach on this if I had a dedicated projection room like Tom and quite a few others have, but I haven't and therefore the house can very quickly become cluttered much to the complete annoyance of my good lady wife! Ha ha.


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