DIY Tape-to-Film transfer?

From: Scott R (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Mar 09 2010 - 12:58:30 PST

I've been wondering if it would be possible to do a rough DIY
tape-to-film transfer, perhaps using a Bolex and a bright video
projector. I have a home-made telecine box that works well for 8mm
telecine, and was thinking of using that in reverse... probably by
laboriously filming the video frame by frame. I'm not hoping to end up
with a professional quality transfer or anything, I'm just interested
in playing with the way video changes once transferred to film (e.g.
Anthony Dod Mantle's video work). I'd expect it to come out pretty
rough, but I'm mostly curious whether I'd need to constantly be
changing the exposure on the Bolex, or whether I could keep it
constant as long as the video source had relatively consistent
contrast and brightness.

I couldn't find anything about this on Google. Has anyone ever heard
of someone trying this? Thanks for any help or links.

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