Re: flying with a projector or two...

From: andrew lampert (email suppressed)
Date: Wed Mar 10 2010 - 11:39:03 PST


Well, Bruce is surely the master when it comes to this stuff, but I've often looked to see what the cost of Fed Ex ground shiping before considering other options. Sometimes it is just cheaper to ship projectors awhile beforehand via the slowest route possible (and in an excellently packed/labeled box). Also, it is a lot less weight to haul around all by yourself. Last time I needed to haul a bunch of projectors I went to home depot and bought a tool kit on wheels. Next I went to a foam store and bought a big block of the stuff. I then managed to cram two 16mm Eiki SSL projectors into this box with tons of padding all around and sealed it with four bungee cords. I checked it as my second bag and had to pay $40 for extra weight. It actually worked perfectly. I've always carried my super 8(s) as carry-ons.

I respectfully disagree with Jerry Tartaglia about buying projectors on the other side wherever you are headed. That might have worked in an era where there were still camera shops, but the last thing you want is to start trolling around for projectors in another city. I mean, in 2010 it seems that projectors mostly come from Ebay or from other filmmaker friends....

Good luck!

From: Esperanza Collado <email suppressed>
To: email suppressed
Sent: Wed, March 10, 2010 1:08:20 PM
Subject: flying with a projector or two...

I wonder how much an airline would charge if I wanted to fly with a couple of 16mm projectors overseas.

Im sure Andrew Lampert and Bruce McLure know very well...

Could anyone give me an idea?

Many thanks,

-----------------Esperanza Collado

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