Film Ideas????

Hi everybody I'm Nat from Lost in the Woods Productions (a not so indie.., indie film company ish) And the writers and I have a serious case of writers (and in my case dreamers )block. So I'm turning to you the general public for our first film idea! I hope to work close with you on the scripting,filming and post production. And you will be credited for all your work as a Producer. We don't have a Film out yet as Lost in the Woods so this would be our first.  My team and I are awaiting your feedback, Nat, Director at Lost in the Woods Production  Come check us out at : http://litwpictures.blog.com/

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Polyurethane Film Supplier?

I am wondering if anyone knows a polyurethane film supplier (the smallest micron possible) that sells to people who only need small amounts, the current suppliers I have found only take in big orders. EDIT: Location - Melbourne, Australia Application - Balloon Material Size of order - 10 rolls of at least 1m by 15m Budget - Maybe around $400 AUD, but I am flexible

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Robot Film Festival

I came across this on Notcot: July 16-17, 2011 || New York City Tickets are now on sale. Thank you for the 70+ outstanding, dazzling, hilarious and thought-provoking short film submissions! (See teasers here.) A two day celebration of robots on film, Saturday's events will open with a screening of Spike Jonze's "I'm Here," juried screenings and live performances by human and digital entertainers. In the evening, the official awards ceremony of the Robot Film Festival, the "Botskers," will honor the winners in a black tie, red carpet gala. Sunday will include workshops, screenings, and an evening BBQ. The Robot Film Festival was founded by Heather Knight* of Marilyn Monrobot to inject a sense of playfulness into traditional science and engineering and explore frontiers before technically feasible. Get ready to investigate humanity, machinery and the larger symbolisms within. Don't forget your party shoes! (or wheels!) Obviously I won't be able to go, but maybe readers in the area could pop along and report back.  Maybe take some Instructables stickers to hand around... *Cool link - Heather Knight worked on the Rube Goldberg machine for OK GO's video of This Too Shall Pass, and works for JPL!

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Thin Film Battery?

Hi, I was wondering what kind of battery chemistry I could use with thin film battteries. Something like a sheet of Material: A then a shet of paper Towel soaked in electrolyte, then Material: B. What should I use for Materials A and B? Aluminum foil/carbon paper, Aluminum foil, Copper Foil, Zinc Foil, Carbon Paper?

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Developing Pinhole Film?

So i want to put peices of 35 mm film that i cut into pinhole camera to take photographs. Would this work? And if it does, how can i get them developed? is there any way i can do it myself without any fancy equipment?

Question by Brockley 


Handmade Nation Film

Buying local for many means buying handmade objects that are designed and fabricated with ingenuity, grit and love. Handmade Nation documents a movement of artists, crafters and designers that imbue traditional handiwork techniques with a punky do-it-yourself ethos informed by modern aesthetics, politics, feminism and art. The film explores the burgeoning art community of indie crafters that is fueled by creativity, determination and networking. First-time director Faythe Levine traveled the U.S. to capture the tight-knit community, conducting interviews in the studios and homes of noted and independent artists. Levine also details how Web sites, blogs and online stores have spurred a once underground movement and how crafts have expanded to connect with the greater public through boutiques, galleries and fairs.Following the screening there will be a discussion with Lisa Congdon, owner of retailer Rare Device; Derek Fagerstrom, Craft and DIY Co-editor at design*sponge and co-owner of The Curiosity Shoppe; Natalie Zee Drieu, Senior Editor of Craft magazine; and Stephanie Syjuco, fine artist and professor.Selling their work will be the following artists and vendors: Dutch Door Press, Diana Fayt, Cara Lyndon, Miss Natalie, Mittenmaker, Nous Savons, Sharon Spain, Woolly Hoodwinks, Zum, The Curiosity Shoppe, Little Otsu, Needles & Pens and Rare Device.March 11, 2009, 7:30 pmMezzanine, San Francisco, CAPhotographed by Micaela O'Herlihy. (65 min)Tickets are $8 for SFFS members and $12 for non-membersHandmade Nation San Francisco Film Society

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Making Photographic Film

Hi, how could I make photographic film at home without using chemicals or substances like silver halide crystals,potassium dichromate etc. as the sensitizer solution. Does anybody know of a more natural replacement? .

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Marking photosensitive film

Can I use scratch pads and permanent marker pens to place hole pads and make traces on a photosensitive film? Can I use UV lamps?

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film canister rocket?

i was thinking i could make a pvc pipe launcher that could fire those film canister vinegar and baking soda. you could put them in the barrel with the cap facing you and the body would fly out of the launcher. if you think this is a good instructable im happy to make it.

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Student film problem

I've got a project I'm working on for an upcoming film where I'd like to be able to control the individual LEDs in a group of LED arrays via a usb hook up to an iBook. As I see it, this should be ridiculously difficult and time consuming. But if anyone knows a simple way to do it or some product that already exists, I'd love to find out. Thanks!

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Film to digital lenses? Answered

 So I'm looking to buy the Canon EOS Rebel XS 10.1 mp. I have an old AE-1 and several lenses. Do the lenses work with the new line of Rebels?

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compatable or not, film/digital Answered

I want to sell my old film cameras, then buy dslr, just want to know if my old lenses and flash can be used on the new dslr? old cameras are Pentax me Super and Pentax SuperA. i suppose the new 1 will be pentax, if any above work

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Opus (Film Project)

I've decided that I'm going to make a really long video (an Opus) showcasing all the stuff I've done.  From writing, to creations, to anything else I do, I'm going to narrate it, show it in action, or do whatever it takes to bring out the best in the things I make during my free time.  To check out my progress, there's a blog here with video snippets, writing, and other things I make.  That link back there is essentially the entirety of the content of this instructable, and it will continue to be, until 'Opus' is completed.  Enjoy everything!

Topic by DarkOwlProductions 




8mm film to dvd? Ideas?

Has anyone found a way to transfer 8 or 16mm film to dvd? It can be done by shooting a video of the projected image and using video to dvd software, or just use a dvd recorder. But, is there a way to mod an old antique projector to transfer it to a dvd recorder? Sending the 20 or so films that I'd like to save to a professional would cost a fortune.

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35 mm film belt

i work at a movie theater, and we always have old pieces of the film strips. lately i've been considering making some of this old film strip into a belt, by laying it on top of the other pieces and weaving thread into the little holes on the edges. but i've been thinking about how i'd attach a belt buckle, or anything to clip it together for that matter. anyone have any ideas how i could do this?

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Help With Film to Digital Conversion

Could someone tell me how to photograph negatives, and then process them into positive images? This is the best I can do, and when I invert the colors, it does not look right. (Ctrl-Alt-Cmd-8 on a mac) Any help would be appreciated, preferably with camera settings rather than computer adjustments. Second image is original print, I would prefer not to have to get expensive prints.

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Our Homemade Short Films

Hi everyone! Just wanted to share with you the homemade short films we make! We, the fathomlis team, and our eldest brother sometimes come together as 'MidNight' to create these. We do the acting, he does the rest. Most of them don't  have a story at all, but with Only a Month we tried to at least have some kind of plot line. Just be advised, These shorts aren't really professional or anything. Hope you enjoy! Comment what you think... Here are a few... Check out the rest here. Fist Full of Mad People: The Recce Fist Full of Mad People 2

Topic by Fathomlis 


Film maker needs help!

Hey guys, So I'm an experimental a 21 year old film maker. Basically I try to innovate with film and perception which is how I won the Sheridan College Media arts award for experimental film making last year (this is however why I'm expected to make something great this year). My latest notion is in spinning camera's. If a camera is spinning (attached to the end of a drill let say) you get a blur but  because I'm an animator I'm familiar with the persistence of vision. This is a frequent DIYS project (persistence of vision clocks) from what I can tell. I need to create a very simple 5 or 6 led light that, when a camera is spinning in front of it, will display what ever I wish (text, images, ect). So instead of the lights spinning the camera is. Obviously more LED's the more complicated it can be. Now... I don't know where to begin with my questions. Could I pay you to create user friendly software and hardware? Are you willing to help for recognition purposes? Can you only make software? Can you only make hardware? Where do I begin to inquire? I guess this project is for those who are interested in innovation more than anything... I really need a community of friends on this one :(

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What kind of plastic film is this?

Hi All, I've come across this art installation by Ann Veronica Janssens https://imgur.com/a/RhWVa and would really like to find out what this semi reflective material is for a small project I'm working on. Does anyone have any idea what it may be and where would be a good place to source something like it? Thanks 

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possible short film title?

Please help me and my buddy are making a little short film to kinda become more popular on youtube and just for fun and its about a guy who can see into the future for only a small amount of time but he has one of his visions and sees them both dead in it. the main film will be them trying to find who the killer is and how they can defend themselves from anyone that could possibly be him/her then towards the end they find the possible killer... i cant really go on from there because i don't want to spoil it for anyone that is interested but we cant really think of a title for it. we know its mainly going to be based around his visions but we want a clever one or two word title that really suits the theme. if anyone can help out with this we will put you in the description and credits it would mean a lot we really have been thinking hard about this. Thanks in advance.

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what is a film capacitatior used for ? Answered

Its a yellow little box the size of a ice breakers mint (the square ones) it has the writing on it GMF MPX/DIAN

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Transparent Electrical Insulator Film

For a project of mine I need to apply a <1um thick film that is electrically insulating, but transparent to UVC & UVB (and preferably up to visible). Does anyone have any suggestions?

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Auto-follow film technology

Does anyone know if technology exists whereby an object can be filmed and followed by a robot camera when moving at speed (i.e. with motion sensors)? Without the use of a tag on the object being filmed (i.e. like those used by Pixio and Soloshot)? Bearing in mind that the object would be contained within a specific radius.

Question by KatelynP6 


Transparent Conductive Film or Resign

Hi, I am looking for a transparent yet conductive material similar to what older touch screens use. It can be film, sheet, paint or resign. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks

Topic by Switch 


DYI Film mking tools

I'm wondering if the film group would be interested in seeing some of the tools I've built for my film making. As they are already built I can't do an 'Instructable' for you. But I can post some pictures. So far I have the following: -Skate board wheel dolly -Dolly track -Camera boom- almost finished. I'll post images later this week.

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DIY Film making tools

I'm wondering if the film group would be interested in seeing some of the tools I've built for my film making. As they are already built I can't do an 'Instructable' for you. But I can post some pictures. So far I have the following: -Skate board wheel dolly -Dolly track -Camera boom- almost finished. I'll post images later this week.

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ARMY Helicopter Film Shoot

COMING SOON My latest film project is a Helicopter crash/ Behind Enemy Lines sort of ordeal I do not want to give away too much, BUT I will bee posting how I built the Military helicopter rig I used to flip my actors upside down in the crash scene. So I will be building a 6ft x 5ft x 6ft interior of an Army military helicopter within the next few weeks, just give you guys something to look forward in seeing, since I've only posted one instructable a long while back. ~Miranda Pechon

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X-ray scanner + 120 film

So tomorrow I'll be flying with a bag crammed full of cameras/lenses and just wondering as I've got an old exposed 120 film should it be okay going through the x-ray scanner, and not end up all fogged out or something. tia.

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Can you help me identify this piece of Super 8 film?

I have been sent photgraphs of this film which is puported to be from 1966 but it looks like it has a sound strip so I believe this would mean it was from 1973? Is that a sound strip I can see? The date of the film is critcal to further research.

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My friends are making their first movie!

Some close friends of mine are wrapping up their first self made feature length film titled "The Aviation Cocktail" and I have to say what I've seen so far is pretty darn impressive. It's amazing what they've done with the budget they have. The writer/director is the husband of one of my co workers- we've worked together for eleven years so it's really fantastic to see all their hard work finally come to fruition. Dave is an extremely talented individual and it shows in the trailer. The trailer is here- http://www.indiegogo.com/propeller They've set up a website for the film here (no real content yet)- http://www.theaviationcocktail.com/

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where can i watch - lenny henry`s in dream... if any one has a copy please upload to you tube

Lenny henry stared in a program one christmas years back called lenny henry in dreams. where can i watch this again iv looked on the web and can`t find a link anywhere. i had a copy on video then my sister coppied over it with big brother.. lost for ever... only found part on you tube.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NVj2pnUaTQ  hope some1 has a copy??

Question by andybuda 


Any ideas how to REUSE these film / foil / sheet ? To give them a second "life"?

Hi ... recently I've started a new job in printing industry and I'm crying everyday on the waste that is produced by this industry :( I would like to ask, if you could suggest anything, so that this waste = sheets could be reused ? See the attached pictures please. They are 900x1200mm (35" x 47") ... 0.16mm thick but very strong. The closest how to describe it  = X RAY sheet in bigger size.  As mentioned, they are very strong, durable, NON biodegradable !!!  Could you think of anything ? Thank you in advance for any ideas. Zed ...

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How to make it appear that bullets shoot out of gun props without using Special Effects?

My little brother and I wish to make a film and have people firing guns at each other. These guns will be props for the film and won't shoot real bullets. We need a way to make it seem like the guns are actually shooting but we don't want to get bogged down in special effects.

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Photos

I have a scanner how do I scan negatives of film and convert to pics do i need special software? I have successfully inverted them but how do I make them look better they are OLD pictures from kodak safety film so there isn't going to be an extremely good quality anyway but I have paint shop pro and several other programs,I just dont know exactly what I should do.

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I have a great Idea for a movie but I don't know who to contact ?

Hello every one I have an amazing idea for a movie... I don't know how can I contact a producer. This Idea could be a great 2 hour movie if I can get a great producer to contact me.. It will have History past present future action adventurer and fantasy. I have wrote down the move idea but if I do get a contact from someone I was hopping to make a little business out of the idea 3% of what the movie makes. And if I'm right the movie will be the best seller in all the movies ever made so far.... thenx

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What is the difference between types of film??

Could you tell me the difference between ultraviolet film (or is the the same as regular film just using an ultraviolet filter) and inferred? I have seen instructables about turning your camera into inferred or ultra violet cameras. I know nothing about this subject.

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Identify ceramic/film capacitors?? what?

So i went on this website, because i need a 1.0uF ceramic capacitor. would the numbers be 105 and a letter?(there doesn't have to be a letter, but there may be)Thanks!

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Film Canister LED Flashlight on Howcast

Not long ago I got an email from Howcast telling me that they want to make a video of my Film Canister LED Flashlight... That was about more than 2 months ago...I search Howcast every day looking for the video but it didn't appear... I found only these instructions on how to make the flashlight... No Video !?!?! http://www.howcast.com/guides/2701-How-To-Make-a-Film-Canister-LED-FlashlightWell, check it out, please leave a comment there and here, tell me what you think about it...Thanks! Stanislav

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X-Y stage for film scanner

I'm building a film scanner using a dlsr. Here's a picture of the rig so far: Basically there's a light source, negative stage, negative holder, camera support stage, camera and lens.  I put a negative in the negative holder and slide it using a guide such that I can take a bunch of pictures of the negative at 1:1.  For example, it takes 25 pictures to cover a 6x7cm negative.  The individual files are then combined into one file using stitching software.  The system works very well, but it's a bit tedious.  I'd like to automate the negative movement using a diy motorized xy stage.  Many of the designs I've seen are for much bigger units, such as for a cnc machine, or units that require speedy movement.  That's not the case here.  Each movement would be only 10-20mm. I'm fairly handy, and I can follow directions/recipes well, but I haven't worked with arduinos or stepper motors before.  Any advice or suggestions on a good way to accomplish my goal would be very welcome!

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Film Canister LED Flashlight Kit

I am selling my Film Canister LED Flashlight Kit. The Kit Includes: #Film Canister #5 ultra-bright white LEDs #Push switch #3V battery #wire #solder +instructions on building the flash light You will need: #soldering iron #electrical tape #wire cutter Cost: The cost of each kit will be $12, whit out the cost of shipping! When you tell me your location I will calculate the cost of shipping. Payment: I DON'T have PayPal so you just send the money to my address. When I receive the money I will send you the kit! What to include in PM: # Name # Amount of kits you wish to purchase # Email address (legitimate email address please) Once I receive your PM, I will send out the request to your email, and then you can purchase the kit. Once I receive the payment, I will ship the kit. If you have any questions, feel free to send me a private message. Thanks!!!

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how to convert 8mm film to DVD?

 I have many old 8mm films and would like to convert to DVD to share w/ family members who would love to see these early periods of our lives. Any help greatly appreciated.  Instructables is the best.

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Naruto Legacy, a french fan film !

Hi guys, I found on Youtube a french fan film about Naruto (with subtitles). I think it's rather well done! And you, what do you think? xx  

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How to film 3D videos on youtube? Answered

So if you are unfamiliar here is just one example of a 3d video on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBa-bCxsZDk. I know this is an animation, but it uses the same technique. Basically the way these movies are made is by filming with 2 cameras about 3 to 4 inches apart. The video from the right is put on the left, and the left on the right. This way if you are doing the cross eye technique it appears 3d. My question, is could you film with one camera, and cut off parts from the sides for each to make it appear 3D, even if you only use one camera?

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does yamakasi have swearing in it?(film) Answered

I really need to know by friday!!!!!

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filming the view finder (ground glass)

Hello all, I'm finishing up a project that I've been siting on for a while. I have always been intrigued by the strange dimensional space provided throuhg the old TLR viewfinders. I wanted to be able to film with that quality so I have built my own simple slr with a large view finder and am about to mount my 5d to it with a bellows in-between. I wanted to know if anyone on the message board had seen this done before or seen footage from a set up like this. I'll post pics and a link to vid footage once it the project is complete.

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Clear vinyl film sticking together

We have a problem with 2 layers of plastic/vinyl film sticking together. When we purchase this product it comes in 48" X 150' rolls and has a kraft paper that separates the layers while on the roll but when we use this stuff we have 2 layers about 3/8" apart after a time due to heat contraction or sitting something on the 2 layers it meets and will not easily pull apart. Is there any chemical or product of any type we can apply that would remove its ability to stick together. If you have a solution please keep in mind there can not be any residue as this needs to stay crystal clear.

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Making a Micro Film Camera / Burner Answered

I'd like to get a roll of 16mm silver emulsion camera film and then transfer a HEAP of digitised documents to it for storage in hard copy, in the micro film format. I know how to do it, but doing it is a different thing. In fact I'd like to make the whole system, from scanning on a desk top scanner, and or, perhaps photographing documents directly. I'd like to be able to record digitised documents onto film and film to digitised documents. But the real need is to convert scanned in documents to microfilm - so we can forget the rest for the time being. I'd like to do just the conversion of digital documents to microfilm - but on the cheap, and I'd be prepared to compromise a bit of speed and other factors as long as the imagry was up to a reasonably high standard for documents. I will read up and contact these people and Kodak etc.. but I am also looking to improvise as I am on a limited budget and I guess it's really a case of finding a USB type projector with the lighting and the lensing that instead of putting it up on the big screen, shrinks the image to fit in a frame on 16mm film. That may require specialist imaging equipment, parts and very accurate adjustment. So if anyone knows how to do this on the cheap, it would be appreciated. Here is the more or less cashed up way of getting it all done, this covers it in a nutshell: http://imagescan.com/daw/index.htm Digital Document Archival to Microfilm    The Digital Revolution Digital imaging has revolutionized document management. Imaged documents occupy almost no physical space, can be easily secured, searched for content, or made centrally accessible to an office PC. With a proper backup schedule, digital documents can be safely stored for years. Digital Memory Loss Digital documents also introduce a number of new problems. Hardware, encoding and software obsolescence loom over any digital collection. Obsolete hardware can prevent access to the data itself. Digital document also require software to read, interpret and render documents in a meaningful way. Your ability to manipulate your documents could be tied to a proprietary file encoding which leave you few options if the software company goes out of business. Even migrating from one system to another creates the possibility of data loss. Digital Archival to Microfilm How do you save your digital documents from potential oblivion? Simple; convert them to microfilm. Microfilm has been a mainstay of librarians for the last century. Documents are eye-readable and have a shelf life of at least 500 years. Compare that to CD's which degrade after as few as 5 years or hard drives and DAT tapes that can degauss after only 20 years. With our digital archival services, you can have the best of both worlds; Instant access and long-term storage. Benefits of Digital Archival:     Eye readable with simple magnification     Archival longevity     Easily re-digitized http://imagescan.com/canon/dr5060f/dr5060_whitepaper.pdf info@imagescan.com

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