From: Nicky Hamlyn (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Aug 05 2008 - 13:48:50 PDT
The first optical printer I ever used was built by William Raban, who
used an old 16mm projector (that had to be hand cranked with an L
shaped piece of heavy wire!) a Bolex, lens, diffuser and bellows, all
mounted on an old lathe bed. It worked very well.
If all else fails....
On 5 Aug 2008, at 21:14, Steve Polta wrote:
> I was wondering that too. The funky J-K models (possessed by FAF
> and SFAI among others) were long said to be manufactured by a guy
> named Jako (sp?) who, it was said, lived in Oakland (like at SFAI
> they used to say, "I guess we need to call Jako.." whenever the
> thing was being weird.) The deal is... I got the impression that
> like many of his apparent ilk, this Jako was kind of hard to track/
> nail down most of the time and I get the sense that mayve he was no
> longer around (as in no longer available/in the biz). Does anyone
> know the whereabouts of Jako??
> At a screening q&a once at Cinematheque, circa 1999, Phil Solomon
> praised Jako: "He makes optical printers and surfboards...". I get
> the sense he (Jako) may have been some kind of long-haired Romanian
> surfer/hippy dude living in Oakland...
> Steve Polta
> --- On Tue, 8/5/08, k. a.r. <email suppressed> wrote:
>> From: k. a.r. <email suppressed>
>> Subject: So where can I buy a optical printer???????
>> To: email suppressed
>> Date: Tuesday, August 5, 2008, 12:48 PM
>> Yeah, that should be my new question.....
>> I have a bolex.
>> need everything else..... ;)
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