CML - Cinematography Mailing List

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



 

 

 

 

 

 

© 2018 copyright CML - Cinematography Mailing List all rights reserved