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bohus
Chicago, Illinois
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It's just simple optics, so no... there's no reason that one company's titler would be exclusive to that same company's camera. Bolex offered a couple of very elaborate titling kits that you could use with any camera. In fact, I saw some of those titlers still in use in the 90s when I was in film school! So in summary, if your camera fits on the device, and there's room enough to adjust the macro lens and get focus, you're good to go.
Toggle Commented 16 hours ago on Home Movie Titling Sets at Retro Thing
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Ride-on Power Wheels kiddie cars are 30 years old this year. In that time, some ingenious hacks have come along to not only dash away those tedious safety concerns, but also to lure adults into squeezing into the tiny plastic cars for racing. Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2014 at Retro Thing
Before YouTube & Instructables, video instruction came in the form of VHS tutorial videos. In 1989 Casio created one that is banal and kind of fascinating at the same time. Plus you can take it to the streets by learning the tape's "rap". Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2014 at Retro Thing
One of my favorite things about new cameras is adapting old lenses to work on them. Here's a video showing what happens when you put a 1950s home movie lens onto a modern Black Magic Pocket Cinema Camera. Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2014 at Retro Thing
I have to admit that after watching this video, I felt that I'd seen a mockumentary about organist Cameron Carpenter, but no... this guy is the real deal. Carpenter is a controversial virtuoso organist with a custom instrument and more than a little rock flair. Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2014 at Retro Thing
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Keystone took on the 80s with their fashionable Le Clic disc camera. You could find this flat pocket-sized camera in the bottom of the many voluminous knockoff fashion purses of the time. Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2014 at Retro Thing
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In the height of Transformers mania in the 80s, lots of knockoffs appeared on the scene. While some went through the trouble to invent new storylines, others were like Lock-Man. He's... uh... a robot padlock... and that's about it. Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2014 at Retro Thing
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Like every kind of object in the world, there are collectors for thimbles. No thimble collection is complete with a Max Headroom or a Dalek decorated sewing notion. Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2014 at Retro Thing
Here's a rare 16mm kinescope of a performance of BIll Wyman's "Monkey Glip Glue". It's color which makes it even more rare! Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2014 at Retro Thing
Sorry to hear you feel that way. Knowing Ben a little, I have to say that I'm constantly amazed at everything he's able to accomplish; his various projects, his weekly show... all in the tangled wilds of Wisconsin. :)
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Retro Thing favorite, Ben Heckendorn, has his own weekly internet TV show. In this episode, he tears down a Mac Classic. Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2014 at Retro Thing
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The Thrilling Adventure Hour is an exhilarating new take on old time radio. bohus sat down and interviewed two of the many talents behind the project; Ben Blacker, and Mark Gagliardi. Thrilling Adventure Hour is hilarious, sophisticated, ad available anywhere thanks to their weekly free podcast. Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2014 at Retro Thing
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With all the genuinely vintage mics out there, you might wonder what's so interesting about a retro-Elvis-mic-styled modern mic. For one thing, it's around $40 - and second - it's bright red! Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2014 at Retro Thing
There's a fairly notorious shot-by-shot remake of Raiders of the Lost Ark that a couple of young boys started in the 80s and working on for nearly a decade. There's still one scene left to shoot, and the boys (now men, clearly...) are asking for your help to finish the epic. Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2014 at Retro Thing
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my life changed when I went from storing all of my records on mismatched wire racks and milk crates, to the perfect shelving system I found at Ikea called Expedit. The shelves are perfectly matched for vinyl collectors, which is why the community went a little nuts when the Swedish flat pack giant announced the extinction of Expedit. Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2014 at Retro Thing
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While looking for crazy electronics In the open markets of Shanghai, I found the next best thing. A reminder of my 8 bit gaming heritage - a Pac-Man figure! Though I don't remember Pac-Man having a huge mechanical tongue, do you? Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2014 at Retro Thing
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Nano Blocks are a Lego clone of sorts. In the US they're sold as collectible models rather than toys because the kerjillion microscopic parts are not going to make kids happy. Here are some sets I found in the streets of Shanghai that they could never sell in the states. Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2014 at Retro Thing
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Transformers have been back for a couple years, thanks to a handful of rather poor films. Walking though the markets of Shanghai, I found several bizarre & incomprehensible transforming robot toys that give us even more reasons to wish those films were never made. Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2014 at Retro Thing
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More toys from the streets of Shanghai! This time we look at a common method of packaging lots of cheap crappy toys together in a huge package. Check out this 2 foot long display of Ultraman figures! Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2014 at Retro Thing
You're right! I thought I'd seen those designs somewhere before. I gave these knockoff guys too much credit. Thanks for the heads up!
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We travel to find what's retro in the streets of Shanghai. Here's a knockoff Lego set that celebrates the U.S.A.'s voyage to the moon. Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2014 at Retro Thing
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We've written about our intense desire to see the amazing 1966 Batman TV series enjoy a home release. It's hard to believe that the landmark series, which has been in constant syndication for nearly 50 years (currently airing in the US on MeTV on Saturdays), has never been released on home video (except the uneven feature film). Somehow the copyright... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2014 at Retro Thing
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When I was a kid we called mixing up your own combo of soda pops a "suicide". Now Coke is putting those baffling and improbable mixtures into a self-serve machine. Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2014 at Retro Thing
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There are countless ways to wage war In the gritty shadow of interplanetary conflict. With this tin ray gun, your enemies will cower in shame knowing that they've been felled by a weapon with the word "pissed" in its name. Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2014 at Retro Thing
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Self-powered standalone speakers are big business, but in my experience rarely produce a big sound. If you want to share what's on your MP3 player, and you want a rig that's loud and ultra portable, Sony had the answer 30 years ago - and the speakers are square! Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2013 at Retro Thing