A couple of years ago I have been occasionally shooting 35mm films with point&shoot still cameras while also having the desire to shoot motion picture films. Upon reviewing my options, the best way would be to do it with Super8 film, but after financial considerations, I concluded that it would be very costly in the long run since shooting just one standard 50 ft cartridge wouldn’t be enough for me. Purchasing, developing, and digitalizing costs for just one would be over €100! And not to mention the long turnaround time of a few weeks! There had to be a better solution to the problem.
After researching, since I had some experience with 3D designing and printing, electronic design, and coding, I came up with the idea to build my own analog motion picture film camera. I’ve decided that my camera would utilize the standard 35mm film cartridges since these are cheaper and are widely available in much larger quantities and type varieties (B&W, Color, Reversal, UV, IR, special kinds …) and can be bulk loaded.
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