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> Who Makes Custom Ground Glasses

>Published : 6th October 2008

>Does anyone know where I could get a custom ground glass for an Éclair Camerette made? I searched Google without any success.

>Thank you:

>Joerg Schodl
Cinematographer, Los Angeles


class="style23">>>Does anyone know where I could get a custom ground glass for an Éclair Camerette made? I >>searched Google without any success.

>I cut down a 435 ground glass and fitted it in a certain CML Listmum's Éclair a few years ago...

>Andy Taylor
Camera and Lens Engineer
Arri Media
3 Highbridge
Oxford Road
Uxbridge
Middlesex UB8 1LX
UK
01895 457141


>Joerg Schodl wrote:

class="style23">>> I actually do have a ground glass, but it has Academy Ratio marks for 16&35. So, I’d either need a >>new glass, or someone who can replace the marks on the glass I have.

>Try: Shurco

>You can find their info at:

>http://www.strattoncamera.com/pdf/shurco_2003.pdf

>Brian Heller
IA 600 DP


class="style23">>>I actually do have a ground glass, but it has Academy Ratio marks for 16&35. So, I’d either need a >>new glass, or someone who can replace the marks on the glass I have.

>I've got Justin's old ground glass here and the format markings are engraved into the glass and filled with paint.

>If you remove the paint and remark the ground glass it'll look a real mess.

>Shurco may be able to regrind the face and then remark it.

>Andy Taylor
Camera and Lens Engineer
Arri Media
3 Highbridge
Oxford Road
Uxbridge
Middlesex UB8 1LX
UK
01895 457141


>Hi,

>Think there was a US based company making modifications to groundglasses for Éclair cameras, I can't find the company in my archives but it could be "brightscreen".

>My two eurocents.

>It is actually called laserbrighten. Worth checking with them.

>Regards

>Emmanuel, Munich

>Assistant Caméra - Camera Assistant - Kamera Assistent
BVK- European based
Mobil# Munich +491608036889 - London +447910034443 (please use German
number)
cml-listmums


class="style23">>>Think there was a US based company making modifications to groundglasses for Eclair cameras, >>I can't find the company in my archives but it could be "brightscreen".

>You probably mean Bernie O'Doherty at www.super16inc.com

>John Mastrogiacomo
Owner, Spectra Video Productions, Inc.
Las Vegas, NV


>Emmanuel Suys wrote:

class="style23">>>Think there was a US based company making modifications to groundglasses for Éclair cameras, >>I can't find the company in my archives but it could be "brightscreen".

>Might be "Laser Brightening"? Bernie O'Dougherty. I believe he is an old Éclair guy.

>Steven Gladstone
New York Based Cinematographer
Gladstone Films
www.gladstonefilms.com
917-886-5858


class="style23">>>Might be "Laser Brightening"? Bernie O'Dougherty. I believe he is an old Éclair guy.

>Apparently he was THE Éclair guy in the NPR days.

>Has anyone here in fact used his "Laser Brightening" ? He claims for instance you can actually see through a Bolex with this . Is there a catch ?

>(He once made me a cup of tea in a Mr. Coffee, I had my doubts but it seemed to work.....)

>-Sam Wells
film/.../nj


>I actually do have a ground glass, but it has Academy Ratio marks for 16&35. So, I’d either need a new glass, or someone who can replace the marks on the glass I have.

>Thank you :

Joerg Schodl
Cinematographer,

Los Angeles


>First of all I want to thank everyone for the valuable information. I got my ground glass done, and would like to post this follow up for anyone who needs this kind of work done in the future.

>The ground glass markings I asked for where a little unorthodox. I had an academy ratio glass, and wanted makings for 1.85:1 plus a common top mark for 2.35:1 extractions on a normal 35mm glass.

>I went ahead and browsed Shurco’s collection and found exactly what I was looking for, though it was of course listed as a Super35 glass.

>I called them up, and got following quote:

>SHURCO:
$275 for the 1.85:1
$200 for the new “artwork” required to reduce the S35 rectangle onto a N35 glass.
15 days wait
Total $475 + Tax I suppose

>Bernie O’Doherty: www.super16inc.com
$275 for the 1.85:1
$50 for the extra 2.35 mark
6 day turnaround LA - Maine, despite the holiday weekend.
Total $325 incl. Tax

>For an additional $200 Bernie will brighten your glass by a full stop.

>The choice was obvious, and Bernie did a great job.

>Best:
Joerg Schodl, Cinematographer, Los Angeles