PACKING IT ALL UP ...

#1 by David Hardy ( deleted ) , Mon Apr 04, 2016 4:36 pm

I am at the moment packing up my film collection ready for a house move.
There was a moment there however when I thought " Sod this lot I feel like packing in this
bloody hobby and selling the lot off ! "
Lucky this state of mind passed and it probably was the result of tiredness and aching muscles
and back.
Has any other members harboured such thoughts recently ? It must be an age thing.


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#2 by Andrew Woodcock , Mon Apr 04, 2016 5:24 pm

Not for one solitary moment David, since having the opportunity to catch up on lost ground all over again.

I am glad to hear it was a passing phase for you here David!


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#3 by Del Phillipson ( deleted ) , Mon Apr 04, 2016 6:06 pm

Your on your own there David, I like Andrew have had another chance at enjoying this great hobby of ours and I'm enjoying every minute


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#4 by Hugh Thompson Scott ( deleted ) , Mon Apr 04, 2016 6:34 pm

So ya jumped ship boys?



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#5 by Eivind Mork , Mon Apr 04, 2016 6:52 pm

Good luck with the moving!



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#6 by Hugh Thompson Scott ( deleted ) , Mon Apr 04, 2016 6:58 pm

Yes, take it easy David, what doesn't get done today, can wait 'til tomorrow.



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#7 by Andrew Woodcock , Mon Apr 04, 2016 7:39 pm

Not so much "jumped ship" in my case Hugh, more a case of not being able to afford both vessels at the same time back then.

Things are totally different now, for a start, you don't need a minimum of 3.5k for an average digital image to hit our screens.

The best of both worlds is finally here now for people like myself, who love all quality moving images that can be thrown onto a screen in the home.


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#8 by Del Phillipson ( deleted ) , Mon Apr 04, 2016 8:15 pm

I echo Andrews sentiments, I feel very lucky to now be able to furnish and enjoy both formats, life is far too short for regrets, plus if I hadn't sold my films in the late 90's I would not have had the conversation I did with Derek when he came to see me, we sat talking for around 2 hours, as Derek put it we were like two old pals who had not seen one another for years. A very special man and sincerely missed.


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#9 by Hugh Thompson Scott ( deleted ) , Mon Apr 04, 2016 8:33 pm

Sorry lads, can't understand why you would chuck your hobby for whatever reason, I was homeless for a short time, but never
would I have threw my hobby, no sirree. Nor was I lured by video or DVD, as now, accept no substitute, dyed in the wool, 100% film nut.
No ground lost or otherwise to catch up on, always kept the faith. Although having said that, I can empathise with David, here he is, an older man, saddled with all this gear to move in a short time, understandable he despairs.



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#10 by Andrew Woodcock , Mon Apr 04, 2016 9:11 pm

Your approach is admirable there Hugh. I made my decisions at that time, and my only regret today, if I'm honest, of my decision back then, was selling my new Derann 5x 600ft Poppins print. Everything else was easy to come by if I wanted it again, and that included my ST1200 I sold to Derann all those years back.

I'd be far more concerned selling what I have built up now, this time around in the hobby. I'm almost certain I would not be able to find much of it,in the condition it is in, even if ever again if the worst ever came to the worst.


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#11 by Hugh Thompson Scott ( deleted ) , Mon Apr 04, 2016 9:20 pm

Thanks Andrew, it was around this time I parted company with a lot of film, some were little rarities that I caught again, the most
recent being "Demon Doctor" a few weeks back, the very same film, I sold that in '79 or '80, but the hobby was still going, luckily. I have no doubt you'll be
reunited with your "Mary Poppins" print, they do re surface, Vidar and his "Alien" being a case in point, patience is a virtue, it goes without saying if I catch sight of one, you'll be notified pronto.



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#12 by Andrew Woodcock , Mon Apr 04, 2016 9:42 pm

I've already got one Hugh as was featured here some time back.


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#13 by Hugh Thompson Scott ( deleted ) , Mon Apr 04, 2016 10:26 pm

Of course you have, sorry Andrew.



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#14 by Hugh Thompson Scott ( deleted ) , Mon Apr 04, 2016 10:33 pm

I have to laugh at the carry on about parcels taking their time in delivery on the other forum, sometimes it takes a week or two, but they
usually get there, the fastest was from Germany, I bought the film on Sunday afternoon, 12.30, it was delivered on Tuesday morning that
same week, a couple of days later, he must have had his own Lear Jet.



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#15 by Jonathan Trevithick ( deleted ) , Tue Apr 05, 2016 5:46 am

Hi David,
I know how you feel. I'm moving on the 29th. It's not until you start packing that you realise how much you've got, film wise. My collection is small by most standards but when you pack it all in boxes and put it together, you suddenly realise how much you've accumulated over the years.


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#16 by David Hardy ( deleted ) , Tue Apr 05, 2016 10:06 am

Cheers for your replies guys.
Hugh and Jonathan ... You have knocked it right on the nail there.
Its definitely an age and stress symptom brought on by the house move.
Good luck with your house move Jonathan. I think (hope) this will be my
last one until I reach the end of my final reel.
I hope my projectors hold out until then as like Hugh i have NEVER jumped
ship and don't intend to any time in the future.


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#17 by Andrew Woodcock , Tue Apr 05, 2016 12:37 pm

Great news David! I'm extremely pleased to hear that!


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#18 by Hugh Thompson Scott ( deleted ) , Wed Apr 06, 2016 11:55 am

David and Jonathan, I hope everything goes well with your moves, when I first moved,( fall outs at home ) my few boxes were stored in a friend/neighbours house until I got accommodation, sleeping in a cement shed isn't recommended, Blue Circle is not posture springing!
The most important factor being the weather, when we moved up here it was a storm, and half the roof stolen, hope it's better than that. My very best wishes to you both.



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#19 by David Hardy ( deleted ) , Wed Apr 06, 2016 12:55 pm

Thanks Hugh ! I have a few weeks to go yet.
I will most certainly NOT be sleeping in a cement shed though.


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