My birthday party starts in less than one hour. The theme is "black and white," and I had planned to project a friend's vaudeville silent film for atmosphere during the party. I just thought to check with the director to make sure he was still down with me showing his film, and it turns out that it isn't. I now need a plan B, in a hurry! See the invite here
for the vibe...looking for artsy/funky/old-timey. And if you happen to be in Portland, please send me a MeMail if you'd like to join the festivities!
posted by red_rabbit
on Apr 13, 2013 -
Desperately searching for the same kind of shirt as the one worn by XTC bass player Colin Moulding in this
video. [more inside]
posted by Krazor
on Jul 5, 2011 -
Does anyone know where to find a copy of the 1960's Japanese film Age of Assassins? I've looked on Amazon, Netflix, etc. with no luck. [more inside]
posted by cp311
on Mar 10, 2011 -
I'm looking for early movie footage of cities, the kind where someone just set up a movie camera on a street corner and recorded people walking around. Preferably from as early in the 20th century as possible. [more inside]
posted by colfax
on Nov 5, 2010 -
Does anyone know anything about this photograph
? I came across it on a stranger's Tumblr site and it's completely unattributed, and no amount of Googling has turned up even a clue as to where it's from. Looks like it's out of a book (page number in the bottom right), but beyond that, I got nothin'. I'm totally intrigued by it. (Note: I've already emailed the blog owner via their Tumblr site, so please don't email them again; I don't want to harass them...) Thanks!
posted by Malisams
on Sep 7, 2010 -
Looking for the title of a foreign (Russian?) film, probably filmed mid-late 90s. What I remember of the plot: gold(?) smuggling operation, with the gold being smuggled in cigarette packs; I believe a factory or power plant was central to the plot somehow; the film was in black & white until about 2/3 through the movie, when in a crucial scene a gold cigarette was used to connect a circuit, flipping on the lights in the power plant and switching the film over to color. Help?
posted by Saxon Kane
on Jun 23, 2010 -
What are the drawing style of people or places often found in black and white newspapers called. An examples here.
Where can I find galleries online of this type of art?
posted by ShootTheMoon
on Jun 23, 2010 -
We bought an used Insignia TV and hooked it up to our comcast cable box. Unfortunately, we can get a picture but it is only in black and white. I've taken the cables in the back and moved them around and the only result I can get is in one of the inputs there is a small amount of color that shows on the screen that correlates to sound vibrations. I've used the remote to turn up the color and it has no effect. What can I do to fix this?
posted by josher71
on Jun 15, 2010 -
How do I optimize photos, vector illustrations, and grayscale tones for a crappy and probably lo-res copier? I'll be using Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign (CS3 if it matters). [more inside]
posted by deinemutti
on Jun 6, 2010 -
Looking to ID an old B&W photograph based on a description of it. A dark-haired woman napping on a bed in daytime, with a baby beside her. [more inside]
posted by xo
on Apr 20, 2010 -
In which black and white film (Probably from the 40s, UK) were german spies detected by their mispronounciation of "Slough"?
posted by Artw
on Feb 20, 2010 -
I'm looking for simple
techniques, tricks, or experiments to get interesting results from a home B&W darkroom. [more inside]
posted by JoanArkham
on Dec 10, 2009 -
Teach me how to download plugins for GIMP as if I were a person with no computer experience at all. [more inside]
posted by dchrssyr
on Nov 28, 2009 -
Photograph of a girl dribbling milk... Where is this
from and / or who is it of?
Please help! Thanks...
posted by FuckingAwesome
on Nov 16, 2009 -
Tried developing my first bw film last night and it didn't turn out at all - what did I do wrong? [more inside]
posted by Gortuk
on Oct 25, 2009 -
Help me find a cool poster! A cool image that a (long ago) ex-girlfriend used to have on her wall... [more inside]
posted by Spyder's Game
on Dec 29, 2008 -
In the manga Black & White (Tekkon Kinkreet) by Taiyo Matsumoto what is the significance of the "96" shirt worn by Black and the "46" shirt worn by White? [more inside]
posted by mumblelard
on Oct 11, 2008 -
NameThatMovieFilter: I need help remembering the name of an old black-and-white Christmas special from the BBC. Problem: it may not have been a Christmas special, or from the BBC! [more inside]
posted by wsp
on Aug 24, 2008 -
I'm scanning old family photos and the scanner appears to be adding colored pixels to black and white photos. What do I do now? [more inside]
posted by Jupiter Jones
on Dec 17, 2007 -
Would black-and-white negative film still be good if it were stored in a refrigerator for over 3 years? What about printing paper? [more inside]
posted by matildaben
on Sep 14, 2006 -
A number of online photo printing services have been mentioned here on AskMeFi, but a search hasn't revealed one that will print to my liking. I'm looking for a top notch black and white print with archival borders - 8x10 image on 11x14 paper. I'm working with high quality scans of black and white negatives. Suggestions?
posted by aladfar
on May 20, 2006 -
I love this
photograph (I don't remember where I found it, unfortunately). How would I go about taking similar photos with a 35mm and/or digital camera? What kind of lense/lighting/setup would have been used for something like this? Is there a name for this kind of effect? Is there a good way to duplicate this effect in digital post-processing?
posted by devilsbrigade
on Apr 29, 2006 -
Has anyone used Costco's film lab to print black and white? I develop my own b&w film but don't have a darkroom. Was thinking of getting a scanner and, after scanning and editing the negs, having the prints done at Costco. [more inside]
posted by Tacodog
on Nov 10, 2004 -
Where can I find public-domain images of hot air balloons? (Preferably black-and-white line-drawings, like the ones in The 21 Balloons
posted by Tlogmer
on Sep 23, 2004 -