On Tuesday, I had posted a brief collection of artistic projector photography on nEoFILM’s sister blog, nEoPOL Photography.
This collection was taken 10 years ago with my old Vivitar Vivicam 3765 (3mp) camera. This was my FIRST digital camera. The quality was questionable but it did produce a nice grain which was more reminiscent of film grain than some of the modern filters. The projectors photographed where a Bell & Howell Filmsound TK-1 16mm, a TK-3 and Sanyo PLV-Z3 Home theatre LCD.
These are my father’s projectors and ones which I have grown up around and used. The lenses need a good clean inside and out and mildew has taken hold in one of them and the TK-1 needs it’s “worm-gear” replacing, so they’re not in the best of condition any more but they are still highly valued within our family.
The Sanyo PLV-Z3 is my home theatre projector and is still in use today, almost a decade after I bought it in 2005. Of some interest though may be some of the films which have passed through them, such as a 16mm collection of original Star Trek Promo’s as well a one reel digest of the Bride Of Frankenstein, though these are my dad’s, not mine.
Two films which he did have but has since sold were obscure B-movies such as the bizarre erotic horror, sub-Hammer flick Lips Of Blood (1973) and The Spectre Of Edgar Allen Poe (1976). Lips Of Blood was the U.K. Title for the Spanish/French movie El secreto de la momia egipcia or Love Brides Of The Blood Mummy which is a bad as it sounds, and I may have been too young when I watched it, to be honest but I didn’t complain at the time!
There’s more to talk about when it comes to the 8mm collection but that’s for another time I think.