8mm Projector » 8mmprojector_start-run-stop_18fps.wav
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September 16th, 2008

Single 8 mm film projector, type Revue lux 30 a. Projector start, run at 18 fps for just over 1 minute, projector stop.Projector loaded with film on 7 inch reels.


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    Joe Faust 4 years, 11 months ago

    Yes, the tough plastic protector might explain the harsh sound of BenKoning’s clip – I remember the sound as more ‘flicky’. I think a lot of people would find such a clip useful if you were able to do one. (Probably an idea to use an off-cut at the end of the reel rather than expose precious moments to such abuse.) As for me, I think I’ll stick with your ‘click-off’ ending – works nicely! Cheers.

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    nemoDaedalus 4 years, 11 months ago

    Hi Joe, I might do a flapping version too. It depends on how the film was edited though, I had a bunch that were playing at least 15 minutes and had a long, white bit of plastic 'film' attached, for handling the film with your hands so the actual footage would remain as clean as possible.
    Also there's a sound here on freesound, titled FilmFlopping.wav, uploaded by BenKoning. You can find it below in the Related Samples section. Maybe you can edit that in :)

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    Joe Faust 4 years, 11 months ago

    This is very close to what I was looking for. I clearly remember the end of the film flapping against the casing after playback when I was young, and this would be the ideal. (The home movies were short – probably on 3” reels – and every available inch was used, so it would have required lightning reflexes to turn off the projector before the film came off the reel! ;-)) But this recording works very nicely too. Thanks!

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    nemoDaedalus 4 years, 12 months ago

    That's cool, bloodstone, glad you found it :D

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    bloodstone74 4 years, 12 months ago

    great ! ... just what I was after :)

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