Re: microfilm printer - a notion

From: Tony Conrad (email suppressed)
Date: Sat Jun 10 2006 - 10:05:01 PDT

"Diazo film is $16 for 1000 ft"
Where? I want some.


Quoting Adrian Tagmenveca <email suppressed>:

> I'm sending this to the list instead of directly - just for the slim
> chance someone has an opinion on something so silly.
> Freya!
> I had a bright idea during a boring meeting today and I thought I'd
> share it... Using the microfilm duplicating machine, one could set up
> two short loops of identical or complimentary film in the duplicating
> machine and make a Diazo copy of the two loops falling in and out of
> phase with one another (due to the fact that the microfilm is moved
> through the machine with tension and not sprockets). Then one could
> run that Diazo copy through a telecine (also using tension -
> eliminating the sprocket problem) and have a video piece super
> cheaply (assuming one has access to a Diazo copier and a telecine for
> cheap or free). Diazo film is $16 for 1000 ft - so we're talking
> about making this work for a song. It's also very ugly stuff - so
> I'll have to figure out a way to incorporate that fact. I'll keep
> you informed if I'm dumb enough to try this.
> Best,
> Adrian.
> Freya <> wrote:
> I found one in the rubbish a while back and someone in
> the list talked me into grabbing it and I'm really
> glad that they did as the idea of one day making
> prints on it is one of the things that keeps me going!
> :)
> Have you come up with a solution to the lack of
> sprockets yet? Or does your printer work with micro
> film with sprockets? I think there was such stuff
> made, but of course I could be wrong!
> love
> Freya
> Richlands, VA.
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