Hauptmann Horn Newsreel

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Hauptmann Horn Newsreel

Postby BedsnHerts » Thu Apr 14, 2011 9:42 pm

Here is the product of my labours:

It's all shot on 16mm film. The idea was to used out-of-date film stock to try and get something that didn't look crisp and new. The stuff I used was about 20 years past its sell-by date, which turned out to be a monumental pain in the arse for the processing lab as the images all came out very dark, despite me compensating for it by opening up the camera aperture.

I'm not completely happy with the music. If anyone has some newsreel type music that is less bright and bouncy please let me know.


[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQme4EByHOQ[/youtube]

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Re: Hauptmann Horn Newsreel

Postby Chomley-Warner » Thu Apr 14, 2011 10:08 pm

Martin, Martin, Martin. Simply the best reenactment film I have ever seen.
Technically stunning, a brilliant recreation of the newsreel genre and not a script to be seen. All played 'live', all shot on the trot. Quite delicious.
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Postby Wladek » Thu Apr 14, 2011 10:14 pm

watching it for the fourth time. :D

good show that man! :good:
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Postby stof » Thu Apr 14, 2011 10:19 pm

Absolutely superb :good:
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Postby Boshman » Thu Apr 14, 2011 10:22 pm

Just Brilliant! :happyclap:
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Re: Hauptmann Horn Newsreel

Postby Yith » Thu Apr 14, 2011 10:42 pm

Amazing... I love it. :)

I've watched a lot of newsreel footage whilst researching this hobby, and apart from the fact its colour it's 100% got the feel of all of them. :)
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Postby Kermit » Thu Apr 14, 2011 11:10 pm

Martin, that is simply fantastic :)
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Postby Universal Gunner » Fri Apr 15, 2011 2:05 am

Truly Excellent. Well done that man.
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Postby JD7 » Fri Apr 15, 2011 5:24 am

:shock: WOW FANTASTIC !!! :good:
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Postby BedsnHerts » Fri Apr 15, 2011 6:49 am

Yith wrote:I've watched a lot of newsreel footage whilst researching this hobby, and apart from the fact its colour it's 100% got the feel of all of them. :)


For me it's the colours that make it work. Making it B&W looks like video that's been fannied around with and sort of negates all the trouble and expense of shooting film :D

There WAS a colour newsreel called The National News but it folded in 1937. Pathe and Movietone only began to use colour after the war.
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Postby Yith » Fri Apr 15, 2011 6:53 am

Oh there was and you've certainly captured that perfectly.

But the whole thing, the movement, the way it's shot. Everything reminds me of a 40s newsreel. Just the fact it's colour detracts slightly from the immersion. Even when I see real colour footage of the time it looks almost unreal because I'm used to B&W so much!

Note that there's even real colour film of HG doing training...
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Postby Chomley-Warner » Fri Apr 15, 2011 6:57 am

Heh, I think it is the first 'airsoft' video I have shown the female members of the family where they didn't yawn or wander off halfway through or just guffaw at their dad/husband but said at the end "Gosh, that was good." High praise indeed!
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Postby JD7 » Fri Apr 15, 2011 7:35 am

Now that's Praise !!
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Re: Hauptmann Horn Newsreel

Postby HeadShot » Fri Apr 15, 2011 9:19 am

:slap:

WW2 in Colour/color:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJd9LZSjP8s (This one specifically shows Home Guard in colour on manoeuvres from about 6'40" on)

There were quite a few privateers using colour film throughout the war.

Martin it's brilliant. No two ways about it, regardless of level of 'immersion' some people might feel.
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Re: Hauptmann Horn Newsreel

Postby Yith » Fri Apr 15, 2011 9:24 am

Heh, don't get me wrong, I think it is brilliant, and I also think you did the right thing by filming it in 20 year out of date colour! ;)
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