From: Lisa Oppenheim (email suppressed)
Date: Mon Sep 24 2007 - 16:15:54 PDT
And for everyone else's ideas as well...
On Sep 24, 2007, at 7:08 PM, Joost Rekveld wrote:
> right, that's an amazing coincidence, I guess.
> If I remember correctly about ten years ago this harmonious couple
> of projectors was divorced, the box and one projector staying with
> the original owner, and another projector being bought by a
> collective in The Hague.
> I will see tomorrow if I can dig up some phone-numbers in old
> adress books or ask around so that you can find out the status of
> these beauties.
> On Sep 25, 2007, at 12:20 , Lisa Oppenheim wrote:
>> Actually, Joost, this is for a show in Amsterdam!
>> Do you have any idea who in the Netherlands built the machines?
>> I always get me film loopers from the Molleman's, but they did not
>> seem to know.
>> On Sep 24, 2007, at 6:05 PM, Joost Rekveld wrote:
>>> I have seen such a setup (in Holland, so not much use to you),
>>> two beautiful xenon hokushin projectors synced with a custom-
>>> built setup: speed encoders on the shaft and some pulse system in
>>> a box to sync the motors. In many ways not much different to the
>>> syncing method used to sync perf recorders, and not very hi-tech
>>> either, even though the gentle art of syncing motors is not much
>>> in fashion these days.
>>> It was the only such setup I ever saw, used it once to project
>>> Paul Sharits' Razor Blades ( It was interesting to see this film
>>> in perfect sync once, but I remember missing the tension of it
>>> running out of sync and hoping it wouldn't be too much).
>>> Anyway the bottom line: it can certainly be done if you have
>>> somebody to build something similar for you, but I do not know of
>>> any out-of-the-box solutions. But I find it hard to believe there
>>> has never been a commrcially available sync-able projector,
>>> however obscure it may be. I'd imagine scientific cinema has had
>>> many uses for such machines...
>>> On Sep 24, 2007, at 11:27 , Dylan Armajani wrote:
>>>> I have never seen any sort of set up that can successfully do
>>>> this... And I
>>>> have tried before. The problem is that once you have your two
>>>> film reels you need to make sure they start on the exact right
>>>> frame. And
>>>> even if you succeed in doing this... Its rare to find 2 units
>>>> that will
>>>> speed up at the exact same rate.
>>> Joost Rekveld
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>>> as a standard human intellectual pride, but rather the great
>>> size and vastness of earth and sky; and, comparing with
>>> that Infinity these slender shadows in which miserably and
>>> anxiously we are enveloped, you will easily know that I have
>>> related nothing which is beyond belief.”
>>> (Girolamo Cardano)
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