"Art is a lie that shows us the truth" - Pablo Picasso

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Revue Lux 2003 film projector

I got this projector at a flea market in Trier ("Floh Markt"). After some haggling by my tita Erma, we got this for 5 euros. At first I didn't really expect it to work, since we got it cheap, plus it was raining that time and although I tried my best to cover it, some moisture crept into it. It also didn't come with a power plug (I bought one at Saturn in Trier). But after plugging it in, it seems to be in working condition. The motor runs smoothly, and the bulb seems to be in perfect condtion. As of this time, I haven't really found anything about it online, and I really don't know how to operate it. I'm still waiting for a super 8 film I bought from eBay to test it. Some info and tips would be much appreciated. Updates soon.

Monday, December 28, 2009

My Super 8's

Hi All. Ages ago I ranted about culture shock, employment difficulties, unfair labor laws, etc. Seems I got the thinking that a blog about my problems would interest anybody and maybe even get me a job. Now although I still believe that the two afformentioned blogging reasons are still possible, I decided to make this blog more about my hobbies (passions?). Because I figured, this is way more fulfilling and easier to write about than my ongoing problematic life.

And so, after music and instruments, Capoeria, boxing, art and doodling, DJing, now its Super 8 (I still love all of these, mind you). I've been reading about super 8 filming and cameras for a while now, but only when I got the chance to buy an actual camera from a flea market in Trier that I really got into this world (that camera turned out to be defective).

So here's what I have so far. Articles on each coming soon.