I've been a generally busy boy today, after I got back from St Oswalds where we had a visiting non stipendiary vicar ( not paid!) from Knutsford who is in his day job a film producer - I got back and made a start on the shelf unit for the small third bedroom which used to be the editing suite. I got all the structure done, just some filling and painting to complete, its a bit cold working outside but it gave me some fresh air and after early clear sky it has clouded over. Not so cold this morning just -2.
I've also been running more cine through the scanner up to about 20 reels, while I was doing the shelf a dry joint went through and the pieces separated and it had just run off onto the floor but was still recording, self feeding and thus the good news is that I'll be able to use an old projector as a passive feed for 400' reels and let them run onto a clean surface and then rewind with the projector which will speed it up a lot as the scanner is great at scanning but the motor is weak and the reels rewind loose. This is all good news as I won't need to split the 400 footers ijn two so no splicing needed but I've bought a splicer and cement in case of any joints which need fixing.
So all good news and I can at last get on with some material I'm examining and digitising for the OTA. So all in all just another sort of PMP day, I sleep well at night! I've been thinking about the next Bus Spot Ultra presentation, unsure but requests welcome. Anyone got any transport cine that we can copy, buses, lorries, trolleys, trams etc, the results now are really fantastic. The last batch of shots from Carlisle, fingers crossed the weather this week is light cloud and I get a minimum of four days filming done.