[Konvas] Didier & Oliver
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Wed Dec 16 05:55:00 EST 2015
If you go to the "Pegasus bridge" museum in France you will see a whole bunch of film developing equipment used by the British Army photographic unit. There's an array of tin boxes of all sorts and home made dark room kits made of black cloth and brass sticks all designed to be used in the field for processing 16mm and 35mm film. They even processed 65mm for aerial footage once the airfields had been retaken.
Robert Capa landing with the US troops on "D" day took his own developing tanks with him. He trained US coastguards personnel to use Eymo's on the beach landing but were unable to use them due to intense fire. Robert Capa did manage to fire off 114 shots but on his rapid return to the landing craft he dropped the exposed film in the water. When he got back to his "Time Life" office in London the next day they quickly developed the film's and were amazed that they all came out although a bit blurred. Understandable considering the circumstances! Unfortunately, they gave the developed films to the "tea boy" to dry off but he positioned the film strips too close to the electric dryer and they shrivelled up!!! They managed to save 11 images only. They are now called the "famous 11". One shot appeared on the next issue of Time Life which one of a soldier in the water also used by Spielberg in SPR. What happened to the "tea boy" I do not know, but you can guess.
Have a look at the film equipment they used in the American Civil War. Glass plates had to be coated and developed in the worse conditions ever and transported by horse and the photographer had to walk! A developing tank was a luxury.
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> On 15 Dec 2015, at 22:55, colcam at aim.com wrote:
> I hate to say this, but go back to the pre WW2 books on home processing of movie film and you will find how to make processing equipment that will allow you to process B&W 1000 foot loads in your bathtub. The four sizes of Morse units were for field use by the military, and the 400 and 1000 foot units are almost unseen today, but the principle is simple-- keep the film moving and wet and it will work. A large manual rewind, a bunch of angle rollers, and double T type spacers to act at the pivot points so you can run it back and forth in a 5cm deep pan 1 meter wide and 1.5 meters long-- that will let you do a thousand foot roll of film in 10 liters of chemistry. Yes, the rollers and film displace a lot of fluid, but you start with fastening the ends together, then cranking it through water to wet it, after a couple of minutes, then you drain it and refill with your first stage chemistry and continue the process until you've survived the final rinse, then pop the ends loose and str
> ing it between ceiling hooks so you can let it dry.
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> From: Pierre Samuel Rioux <psrioux at gmail.com>
> To: cinema <cinema at konvas.org>
> Sent: Tue, Dec 15, 2015 5:09 pm
> Subject: [Konvas] Didier & Oliver
> Yes Didier I agree
> Morse G3 work but it's a lot of work vs the LOMO
> how work like the one we used for still 35mm SRL
> But it's possible to do 100 feet with the Morse G3
> Maybe you could find a way to made it ( the plastic with the curve on the
> edge each side could be copies with plaster near 2 feet ) and you find a
> way to slide a plastic film hot and you apply the shape ) or maybe betwing
> 2 rool with a patern of the wave.
> Yes i see the Kinor 35mm made in 1986 a nice one ! start at 100 $ but you
> have 500$ for shipping and this seller do not have many sell ???
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