Re: 16mm film projection speeds

From: Ed Inman (email suppressed)
Date: Thu Jul 31 2008 - 17:49:32 PDT

Hi Myron,

It's a relative be honest "most" projection venues are not going to be set up for 16mm period these days--only 35mm and/or video.

But if you are bringing your own 16mm projector it should not be difficult to find a model that would play at both speeds. Some of the older projectors will even project at 16 fps.

I could certainly see how for some experimental works 18 fps could be desirable.

Good luck with your project.


-----Original Message-----
>From: Myron Ort <email suppressed>
>Are most projection venues these days set up to choose either 18fps
>or 24fps or is the latter speed somehow considered more universal and
>thus more readily available.? If one were setting out to make a
>silent film, say a scratch type film, what would some considerations
>be regarding the anticipated speed of projection? One thing that
>comes to mind is that a single frame projected at 18fps lasts
>slightly longer on screen than 24fps and could perhaps be a desirable
>Myron Ort

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