Film fanatic Denis-Carl Robidoux is on a mission to preserve as many old movie trailers as he can. So he built a machine he calls the Gugusse Roller that plays 8mm, 16mm, or 35mm film reels and captures each frame digitally. Thus far, he’s digitized more than 500 trailers from movies dating from the 1960s to the early 2000s.
Most content is shot digitally these days, but there’s something special about the look of movies shot on film. Gav of The Slow Mo Guys shows us the insides of a vintage 16mm camera for an up-close look at how it works as the film rolls past its shutter. It’s amazing how those sprockets keep each frame perfectly exposed.
The perfect side table for any home theater is made using vintage Goldberg Brothers 35mm film reels. Its center pedestal is made from poly plastic, painted to match the reels in silver, gold, or bronze, and the 20″ glass top provides a smooth surface. Stands 24″ tall, and requires some basic assembly.