From: Mark Toscano (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Feb 23 2010 - 17:42:11 PST
Yep, Standish's printer is pretty wonderful. I wish Robert Nelson had saved the modified camera printer he had in the late 1960s. Bob had a friend machine a slit into the lens turret of an old camera he had, so he could then pass existing footage through it, look through the viewfinder, and rephotograph whatever he stuck in there. I guess an optical printer of sorts. He made the final car-rolling-down-the-hill in Hot Leatherette, and all of Penny Bright & Jimmy Witherspoon with this camera. Maybe a few shots in Blondino too, like the rephotographed silent film of the octopus pulling the guy into the water, but not positive about that.
Speaking of Nelson, he also told me that he did his optical printing for Grateful Dead (1967) on Loren Sears' homemade optical printer. Loren apparently had the first (artist-owned) optical printer in SF, basically homemade mounted on a 2x4.
--- On Sat, 2/20/10, julie murray <email suppressed> wrote:
> From: julie murray <email suppressed>
> Subject: Re: [FRAMEWORKS] Frameworker in the news
> To: email suppressed
> Date: Saturday, February 20, 2010, 2:22 PM
> Hi Mark,
> I'd personally love to see other
> people's versions of home made printers. I loved
> Standish Lawders! Thanks for putting it up.
> I uploaded two images of the one I built way some years
> back and they can be seen here:
> > On Feb 18, 2010, at 12:31 PM, Mark Toscano wrote:
> > > A good reminder that I've been awful about
> keeping that blog active.
> > >
> > > To Jonathan for promoting Bordwell's blogging
> of my visit: thtppppp.
> > >
> > > But I guess I'll use this opportunity to ask
> if there's any topic/
> > > film/filmmaker I might work with that anyone here
> would be curious
> > > for me to, uh, blog on on my, uh, blog.
> > >
> > > I promise I'll eventually get to JJ
> Murphy's Print Generation. My
> > > thoughts for it involve something kind of
> elaborate (and I bet many
> > > of you can guess what I'm thinking), so I
> might have to do some
> > > other entries in the meantime.
> > >
> > > Mark T
> > >
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