The Insanoflex needs to be put together. It’s missing a vital piece. Master Shake, Meatwad, and Frylock go in search of it. They find it. They put it all together and then the last 30 minutes show what happens with it working.
“Terminator 2: Judgment Day” (Ultimate Edition). This two disc collection contains some of the most incredible DVD features ever put on disc. The Convert 8mm Film to Digital may not be quite as good as the new one, but it has the ability to watch either cut of the film with out having to switch discs. I still prefer the original cut, but the nice features and bonus material are very informative, useful and easy to navigate. I would never leave home with out this DVD…even if it is 6 or 7 years old.
Little has changed since the release of Super 8mm film in May of 1965. It comes in 50 foot lengths, and it is loaded into plastic cartridges. Once the film is exposed it is sent to a lab, which returns the film in a plastic spool. These spools represent anywhere from 2 1/2 to 5 minutes, depending on the speed you shot the film in. In order to make a movie, you will have to splice a series of shots together in the right sequence until you end up with the desired effect.
Handling Film: Never touch the surface of your film, even if you are using gloves. The fluids produced by human skin have a corrosive effect on film emulsion. Once it is stained you will never be able to remove the all of the marks left by your fingers. Handle it by the sides of the film, being very careful not to touch the surface.
You will need to get yourself a good editor. An editor is a basically a hand operated projector with rewinds for your spools, a view screen, and a splicer. You run your film through the viewer, you cut the parts you don’t want, and glue together the parts you do want. In the 50’s, the Mansfield company made thousands of editors, splicers, glue and other tools for the movie maker. Even Sears and Montgomery Ward got in on the movie madness of the 70’s and made several really good, and inexpensive editors and movie cameras. These are still around and can be found at eBay for a very reasonable price.
MAKING YOUR FIRST MOVIE: Shooting your film is the most fun, and most important part of production. Here’s the beginning to end process as I see it, it is not difficult, complex or highly intellectual: it simply needs to be fun and effective. The first thing you’ll want to do, no matter how simple you think your movie will be, is write a script. The script is what separates the professionals from the weekend hobbyist. Even if it is a 5 minute short, write a script.
You can expect to pay anywhere from $10.00 (Baia plastic model) to $200.00 (Hahnel Motormat motorized metal unit) for one of these babies. People who know what these are worth would rather keep these than to part with them for cheap. Look for these items at eBay. You may have to search through many listings but you will eventually find a good one. Remember that one of the things an editor must not do is scratch the film as it runs through the sprocket, or all of your hard work will have been for nothing.