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Hello to all!


13 Sep 2012 7:45PM
Just a quickie to say hi to everyone. Although I live in South Wales, and indeed was born & bred in Cardiff, I spent most of my adult life working in London & living in Kent - Tunbridge Wells.
I've worked in photographic studios since 1976, and have vast & unique experience working in all formats from 35mm - 10x8, using everything from Nikons to Sinar large format cameras. I've also worked on animation cameras producing 35mm multi-slide audio-visual presentations, sometimes using up to 57 projectors at a time. More recently I have been printing large format, producing roll up banners, pop ups, & large foamex mounted panels for business exhibitions. These days I spend my time printing gallery quality prints & doing photo restoration from my home, which certainly beats commuting into London!
I've been taking a look at some of the forums on here, and am sure that I can make a valuable contribution to many of the discussions; so, let battle commence!

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13 Sep 2012 8:33PM
Battle? Are you on the right site? Smile
widtink e2
2 406 2 Scotland
13 Sep 2012 8:45PM
Hi nice to hear from you is the printig a business or just for your own photos Smile

Rod
franken e2
12 3.3k 4 Wales
14 Sep 2012 7:29AM
Welcome to EPZ.

Ken
adrian_w e2
7 3.4k 4 Scotland
14 Sep 2012 11:46AM

Quote:Battle? Are you on the right site? Smile


OOOOH YESSSSS! Just read some of the recent threads.

Welcome Len, with you're experience I'm sure you can be of great help to people here.
I was interested to read about your AV work, I've never done more than 4 projectors at once; the thought of 57 is mind boggling.
14 Sep 2012 12:03PM

Quote:Hi nice to hear from you is the printig a business or just for your own photos Smile

Rod



Thanks for your reply! I run it as a business. I can take people's torn, creased, and/or faded pics, scan them in, restore in photoshop & print out as good as new. I can also scan in transparencies & negs from 35mm - 5x4 & supply on CD/DVD and/or print also.
14 Sep 2012 12:16PM

Quote:Battle? Are you on the right site? Smile

OOOOH YESSSSS! Just read some of the recent threads.

Welcome Len, with you're experience I'm sure you can be of great help to people here.
I was interested to read about your AV work, I've never done more than 4 projectors at once; the thought of 57 is mind boggling.



Thanks for the welcome! Basically, what you had was a bank of projectors covering the left of the screen, a bank in the middle, and a bank on the right. The aspect ratio of the screen itself would have been the equivalent of 2 slides projected side by side - the bank in the middle would have overlapped the left & right. Everything in camera would have been shot with pin-registered precision, and the slides mounted in specialist pin-registered slide mounts, made by Wess: http://www.wessmounts.net/
The slides would have had soft-edge masks inserted to seamlessly merge the images together on screen, so that the effect was of an animation. The projectors themselves would have all been controlled by a 4 track reel-reel tape machine, which would have had the soundtrack on 2 channels, and the projector controlling track on a third. All in all quite a complex operation - something I was involved with in the 80's. These days, of course, it's all done in Powerpoint - so much simpler and vastly cheaper!
14 Sep 2012 1:35PM

Quote:Welcome to EPZ.

Ken



Cheers, Ken!
14 Sep 2012 1:38PM

Quote:Battle? Are you on the right site? Smile


Haha! When you've been in as many forums as i have over the years...
14 Sep 2012 3:18PM
Welcome Grin
14 Sep 2012 6:02PM

Quote:Welcome Grin


Cheers, Simon!

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