Re: contact printing

From: john porter (email suppressed)
Date: Fri Feb 10 2006 - 14:07:18 PST


Wow! Thanks Jason!
Good ideas to have a lot of fun with!
John.

--- Jason Halprin <email suppressed> wrote:

> I just received my copy of Helen Hill's Recipes for
> Disaster (thanks
> Alva!), and one of the last articles in there
> details this very thing.
>
> I wonder, however, what sort of materials the
> student has used to paint
> on the film? In a pinch something that can be done
> is to wind the
> handmade film (50ft worth) on top of unexposed film
> onto a daylight
> spool, and put them in a camera. Then point the
> camera at a bright,
> white light source (like the sun) and shoot at a
> slow speed. Be
> careful to listen to the camera for any signs that
> the film has slipped
> in the gate, is starting to accordian, or in some
> other way damage the
> handmade film.
>
> Depending on color v B&W and other considerations, a
> direct contact
> print can be made by taping(Sp?) unexposed film to a
> long piece of
> glass, then taping the hand made film over it while
> lining up sprocket
> holes. This is hard to do in complete darkness, and
> your are of course
> limited to the length of the glass. However, if you
> place another
> piece of glass on top and keep the strips short
> enough, you'll be able
> to achieve what I have always deemed acceptable
> registration and focus.
>
> -Jason Halprin
> Chicago
>
> --- jennifer fieber <email suppressed>
> wrote:
>
> > Actually I'd be curious about this Steenbeck as
> printer thing too.
> > If he
> > could post on the list that would be great!
> >
> > Jennifer
> >
> >
> > >From: 40 Frames Directory
> <email suppressed>
> > >Reply-To: Experimental Film Discussion List
> > <email suppressed>
> > >To: email suppressed
> > >Subject: Re: contact printing
> > >Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2006 10:48:35 -0800
> > >
> > > > Hi,
> > > >
> > > > I am interested in alternatives to optical
> printing. A student of
> > mine
> > >has
> > > > some beautiful handmade films that she wants
> to make prints of.
> > Since
> > >our
> > > > optical printer is down, I am wondering if
> there are other
> > alternatives
> > > > (besides sending them to the lab)? I read on
> Frameworks a while
> > back
> > >that
> > > > someone had used an old flatbed as a contact
> printer. And someone
> > else
> > > > modified an old microfilm machine. Are either
> of you out there?
> > Could
> > >you
> > > > give me more details?
> > > >
> > > > Thanks,
> > > > Nicole
> > >
> > >
> > >Filmmaker Alex MacKenzie (Van BC) has set-up his
> old Steenbeck for
> > contact
> > >printing. You might try contacting him -
> (address suppressed)
> > >
> > >
> > >Alain LeTourneau
> > >
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John Porter, Toronto, Canada
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