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!

Posted by Kiteman 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


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.

Asked by tandem25 9 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


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 :(

Posted by mrmadsci 6 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


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

Asked by albylovesscience 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Can you make your own black and white photo film?

 

Asked by organique 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago



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.

Posted by ll.13 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


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.

Asked by araluen 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


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/

Posted by Honus 7 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


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??

Asked by andybuda 7 years ago


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.

Asked by rookie1 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


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.

Asked by winmar 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


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.

Asked by energywisemfg 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


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

Asked by Narwhal60091 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


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.

Asked by willywoozle 7 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


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.

Posted by funlovin420 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


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 ...

Asked by zholy 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Head to Head Challenge: 9

Behold, my second attempt at an instructables contest! This is the second installment of the Head to Head challenges, my first one kind of petered out after one winner. :PThe rules are simple: volunteer members will be asked to create an Instructable based on the movie or the short film 9. Whoever creates the better Instructable (higher quality, cooler, featured, most voted for, etc) will win the patch seen below. This time around, there is no deadline (but try to keep it within a month), and you can compete with up to four different people at the same time. Just remember, only one of you will win. I will allow up to four separate competitions, same as the last challenge.Have fun, hope this isn't too confusing!http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0472033/ _x_VS._x_ (VS. _x_VS._x_ )_x_VS._x_ (VS. _x_VS._x_ )_x_VS._x_ (VS. _x_VS._x_ ) _x_VS._x_ (VS. _x_VS._x_ )

Posted by Spl1nt3rC3ll 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


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

Asked by xgoxhaj 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Any ideas for a good short film?

Asked by thatshortkid17 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


How to construct a film projector using a geneva mechanism? Answered

I am doing a project of making a geneva mechanism and then employing this mechanism i have to constructing a working model of film projector. First part regarding the making of geneva mechanism is complete but i can not find anything regarding the design and construction of such a projector that uses this mechanism.

Asked by usama164 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


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/

Asked by Captain.Nemo 6 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


does anyone know the plastic-like stuff that you dip a wire shape into then it dries like a plastic film help please

The stuff I'm thinking about , I've seen as a kids craft thing, abit like stained glass effect,like bubbles liquid but then it dries like a plastic film?? help please!!!?

Asked by popeyeippy 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


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.

Posted by ItsTheHobbs 7 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


DIY rotary processor

Any body know what sort of motor you would use to make something like this?

Posted by sharktopus 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


My new Minolta XG-A and a question about fixing negatives

Today I went to Albuquerque and bought a minolta xg-a camera for only $10 (10.69 after tax). It included the body, 2 lenses, a flash, a book of cleaning cloths, and a bag. After 3 years of using my Canon A75 (3.2mp) I'm thinking of going back to film, but I still want to be able to pick and choose which pictures I want to keep, and which ones to get rid of. I want to do this by using a film scanner, but at the same time I want to be able to take it and get it printed. So, How would I fix the negatives, so I can scan them without them getting washed out?

Posted by LinuxH4x0r 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


i need a movie idea based on a phone call? Answered

So the movie has to have a phone call in it or the main thing in the movie any help would be great thanks 

Asked by CRClark616 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Exploding color pigments - need ideas to make

Hello everyone, I am working on a film project and I need to make small explosions of colored pigments and/or powder. Below is a link to a few sample photos of the affect that I am trying to achieve. http://photogrvphy.com/pedro-aguilar-bang/ I have tried many different techniques from impact to compressed air. But I am not getting the shapes that I am looking for. I am thinking  that the best technique might be some sort of controlled explosion. This could be something detonated within a pile of the powder or potentially (and more complicated) and fully concealed shell that includes the powder. I will primarily be shooting straight down above the powder so it really only needs to explode up and out. And again, these are relatively small blasts. I would estimate the powder blasts in the images from the link are only approximately 2' in width at the most. And help would be greatly appreciated!

Posted by jedikremer 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Streaming a video with a 20 minute delay?

I'm working on a project where I'd like to continuously record video from a camera and play it back on a projector, but the playback should have a 20 minute delay from the recording. Any thoughts on which tools to use? I'm considering writing something in OpenGL to take video input and play it back, but I suspect there may be an easier way. Thanks!

Posted by kynite 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


I need ideas for a TV-Series... Does anyone have one?

Hey guys, i am a scriptwriter and I am going to write a script for a TV-Series for a TV channel in my country. It should be in Drama/Mystry/Crime genre. Do you have any big ideas for a long TV Series? Please advise... By the way, No vampire stories or Sci-Fi or supernatural ideas... think classic :)

Posted by atalachian 6 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


How do I take a picture like this of me?

So I came across this picture of Marion Cotillard by yann rabanier on tumblr, and I was just amazed by it. I was wondering how to take a picture like this of MYSELF. I'm not much of a photography expert, but I would like as much help as I can get.  I've got an Olympus e520 dslr camera. and can anyone explain to me what sort of edit tools, or camera settings, etc I should use to get a picture like this? Thank you!!

Asked by asd321 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


The Coronet Midget - 'Not as long as a cigarette'

The last few weeks I've been helping my colleague sell some items before he retires. Yesterday he gave me this as a thank you.This tiny film camera is from the 1930's, its a great example of early plastics (Bakelite). At the time they came in 7 different colours, its just like the iPod all over again! You can see how small the item is from the photographs (usb/penny to show size).The main sales line for the camera was,Its not as long as a cigarette Which at the time was the main pocket sized item you would compare something to.The camera itself took a 16mm photographic paper, and its lens could focus from anything from 5ft - infinity. Included in the images is one of the original leaflets selling the camera in the US (points to whom can pick out the physical impossability).Also included is a PDF of the original manual that I found images for on the internet then cleaned up and pushed through quark.Now, you might be asking yourself, what is gmjhowe going to do with it? Well, I intend to use it as its meant to be used. So Ive ordered myself some 120 camera paper (which can be cut down to the 16mm paper I need.) along with some chemicals.No doubt I will put up an instructable for it! My aim is to carry it around everywhere, so as to catch that artistic photo. Of course I will make it a nice little leather case to protect it, the item itself is valued at about £70!Anyone got any suggestions? Or, is anyone else into B&W; photography and want to share there thought/advice?

Posted by gmjhowe 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


recharging the battery in a polaroid type600 film pack

Anybody know how to recharge the 6v polapulse battery in a polaroid 600 film pack? I'm trying to rig the whole camera up to a dslr body (essentially replace the "film capture" with digital) and fire the shutter on the 600 camera. Apparently, you can't fire the shutter without juice, and from what I understand, the 600 film battery only holds enough juice to fire 10 frames, the length of one film pack. Can anyone offer any suggestions? Maybe rigging up 6v worth of juice and connecting that to the camera itself?

Posted by poozoodle 9 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Help developing a Kodacolor-X roll of film?

I have a roll of Kodacolor-X Color Negative film, and I know that they won't develop this in a normal lab with the rest of the C-41 rolls, so I need some help. All the information on the roll is read as: Process C-22 Kodacolor - X DAYLIGHT OR BLUE FLASH CX 135-20 ASA 80 - 20 DIN 20 EXPOSURES 24 x 36mm Does anyone know a way or a place I can get this process C-22 developed? Please let me know. Thanks!

Posted by GorillazMiko 6 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


What is the difference between expired and new film? Answered

I am looking to buy film for my new Polaroid cheaply and have found expired film to be much less costly. However, is it risky taking photos with expired film? Will they come out differently or not even develop at all? Does the date it expired matter?

Asked by likls 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Art film of close-up zit-popping

Be warned, this is rather gross. But in that can't-look-away train-wreck kind of way.

Posted by canida 10 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago



Any guidance to Filming and taking photos in the dark? Answered

Hey everyone ! I have been using my galaxy S3 for my Instructables photos and I keep running into a problem. When I am able to pour some good light on it, I can take some really nice photo's. but as soon as a try to take a picture of any of my Led projects (in the dark) the quality goes out the window! (I assume because it can't focus in the dark?) I included two of the good photos as a comparison the the Disco ball. **I still need to be able to take shots in the dark, to highlight the Led's / project lighting** Any thoughts on how I could Improve both photos and vid? (Preferably with my cell) I've tried with and without flash, different angles and even focused it with the lights on before turning them off to take the photo.  https://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-20-Disco-ball-with-lights-/ Hopefully someone can offer me some guidance; These Pics really don't look nice >.< (Best answer given in about a week !)

Asked by Wired_Mist 4 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Does anyone still use 35MM film?

Does anyone still use 35mm film, or is it dead? I find shooting with film is enjoyable. I was out today photographing what insects i could find with my 35MM SLRs. I used both a Minolta MAXXUM SPxi and a Canon EOS Rebel G, both with 80MM lenses. Used 400 speed film. Coencidentaly, while looking through a local bookstore today, i found a copy of "pocket guide to 35MM photography" By kodak for 50 cents.

Posted by ScubaSteve 8 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


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?

Asked by LiquidLightning 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


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!

Posted by Sandisk1duo 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Auto-cloud backup mobile units for digital photography and film

This is just an idea I wanted to pitch It's entirely feasible more of a question of why.  There are hot spot devices that can get internet anywhere  You could theoretically build a module that plugs into a camera via USB and then the footage you take is automatically uploaded to a server somewhere (of your choice) 

Posted by jacob.cunningham.311 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago



Schindler's List found

Schindler's actual list has been found.Thirteen fragile yellow pages, 801 typed names, have been found in Australia, between the pages of Thomas Keneally's research notes for his book Schindler's Ark, which was used as he basis for the film Schindler's List.Keneally had been handed it almost 30 years ago in a shop in Los Angeles, by one of the people who Schindler helped escape - Leopold Pfefferberg, Jewish worker 173 on the list.Imagine, holding the actual list. That must be up there with the original Magna Carta, or being allowed to touch the Bayeux Tapestry*.BBC Story*Which isn't actually a tapestry, but that's a whole other topic.

Posted by Kiteman 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


How can I put demolition scenes onto windows movie maker?

I am trying to make a video on windows movie maker,the last sequence is to be of a sky scraper being demolished. can anyone tell me how to replicate this or, even better, copy a video of this on to movie maker?

Asked by flamesami 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


How do I remove the rear lens cap from a Canon manual focus FD lens.? Answered

 This is a 50mm lens from a Canon manual focus A1 camera.  The knurled metal ring on the rear of the lens will not turn. I could have installed a cap from one of the newer style FD lenses.

Asked by martinm5862 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


What does it take to film a successful video tutorial ?

What does it take to film a successful video tutorial ? ... With relation to filming techniques, choreography, tutor presence, language, etc. ? ... What methodology do you appreciate or employ yourselves, to best communicate with the audience ? ... All opinions welcome, Thank you !

Asked by Nathan James 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Film Adhesion? (How do I get old camera reel film to stick to itself in a clean way?)

I need some kind of clear glue to get old camera film, the kind you find on reels, to stick together. I was thinking of finding a volatile solvent and pouring that over two pieces on top of each other. Anyone know what old camera film dissolves in?? Thanks, -Josh

Posted by T3h_Muffinator 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Where can I find B&amp;W 620 film?

I need some 620 film for a vintage camera

Asked by Clayton H. 9 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Any ideas on how to make reel to reel 8mm film rewinder?

I need a manual reel to reel rewinder for 8mm film but am not willing to pay the prices asked for on eBay or etsy. Any ideas for a home made one? Thanks

Asked by LindaR101 7 months ago