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Nuts and Bolts Filmmaking by Dan Rahmel

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Projector Spotlight

Applications

A common slide projector (see figure 23-1) provides a brilliant, focused light source that’s excellent for cinematic effects. The projector can be used in a film for a variety of uses from spotlighting a master of ceremonies at a circus to “beaming-up” a human being to the alien ship. The sharp edges of the projected light can give a scene a very distinctive look.

Slide projectors are excellent tools for the guerilla filmmaker because they are available inexpensively. You can find used slide projectors on various online auction sites (such as eBay) for about the price of a portable CD player. The projectors often ...

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