Our light frames are handmade in Portland, Oregon. We currently offer frames in baltic birch, raw steel, and hard maple. For other materials / finishes please contact us and we can work with you on a custom order.
Each frame contains rare original film that was used for actual projection in a theatre. These films are the original movie trailers and not prints and or reproductions. Each LIGHTREEL© is a one of a kind creation using the actual vintage movie film.
16mm is a historically popular and economical gauge of film. 16mm refers to the width of the film; other common film gauges include 8 and 35mm. It is generally used for non-theatrical (e.g., industrial, educational) film-making, or for low-budget motion pictures. It also existed as a popular amateur or home movie-making format for several decades, alongside 8mm film and later Super 8 film. Image area : 10.26 mm by 7.49 mm
35mm film is the film gauge most commonly used for motion pictures and chemical still photography (see 135 film). The name of the gauge refers to the width of the photographic film, which consists of strips 34.98 ±0.03 mm (1.377 ±0.001 inches) wide. The ubiquity of 35mm movie projectors in commercial movie theaters made 35mm the only motion picture format that could be played in almost any cinema in the world, until digital projection largely superseded it in the 21st century. It is difficult to compare the quality of film to digital media but a good estimate would be about 33.6 megapixels (67.2 megapixels DSLR Bayer equivalent) would equal one 35 millimeter high quality color frame of film.
Decline: In transition period centered around 2005-2015, the rapid conversion of the cinema exhibition industry to digital projection has seen 35 mm film projectors removed from most of the projection rooms as they are replaced by digital projectors. By mid 2010's, most of the theaters across the world have been converted to digital projection, while others are still running 35 mm projectors. Film though remains in a niche market of enthusiasts and format lovers.
The frame is 24 X 36 mm.
In the conventional motion picture format, frames are four perforations tall, with an aspect ratio of 1.375:1, 22 mm by 16 mm (0.866 in × 0.630 in)
The commonly used anamorphic format uses a similar four-perf frame, but an anamorphic lens is used on the camera and projector to produce a wider image, today with an aspect ratio of about 2.39:1 (more commonly referred to as 2.40:1). The ratio was formerly 2.35:1—and is still often mistakenly referred to as such—until an SMPTE revision of projection standards in 1970). The image, as recorded on the negative and print, is horizontally compressed (squeezed) by a factor of 2.
In the late 20th century, the usage of 65mm negative film drastically reduced, in part due to the high cost of 65mm raw stock and processing. Some of the few films since 1990 shot entirely on 65 mm stock are Kenneth Branagh's Hamlet (1996), Ron Fricke's Baraka (1992), and its sequel Samsara (2011), Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master (2012), Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight (2015), Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk (2017) (almost 80 minutes, about 75% of the film, were shot on 65mm IMAX film, while the rest was shot on regular 65mm film), and Kenneth Branagh's Murder on the Orient Express (2017). Other films used 65mm cameras sparingly, for selected scenes or special effects. Films with limited 65mm footage include Terrence Malick's The New World (2005) and Christopher Nolan's previous four movies, The Dark Knight (featured 28 minutes of IMAX footage), Inception, The Dark Knight Rises(over an hour in IMAX) and Interstellar.
Decline: Since the 2010s most of the movie theaters across the world have converted to digital projection systems, largely eliminating 70mm film projectors. 70mm has retained a niche market of amateurs and enthusiasts.
Nationally and internationally, 70mm film (along with 35mm) remains of interest to many moviegoers and filmmakers due to the more nostalgic visual experience that they provide, in comparison to modern digital film. 70mm film festivals have taken place at The Somerville Theatre in Somerville, MA, The Music Box Theatre in Chicago, IL, and the Cinerama in Seattle WA.
All boxes are powered by low voltage LEDs. We offer three different kinds of LEDS for our various frames.
BRIGHT WHITE : 6000K LED. SMD 5630 - Our brightest / cleanest white. These are ideal for larger boxes as they have the best coverage.
WARM WHITE 3000K LED SMD 5050 - A warmer softer white which is preferred for smaller scale frames.
RGB / COLOR CHANGING BLUETOOTH CONTROLLER LED 5050:
- With Bluetooth Smartphone APP Controller & 12V 3A Power Supply for ios and Android System
- 12V low voltage power supply
- Using 16 million colors,High brightness SMD5050 led strip light
- Using app to control the light band, more intelligent, convenient,supply for IOS 7.0 version iPhone and Android 4.3 or above phone
- LED Strip Lights that Change Colour and Sync with the rhythm of the sound and music.
Each frame comes with an individual remote or users can download the appropriate app for more direct control of their frame.
Our 24” x 24” frames come with a 10’ cord and wall plug.
We also provide a cable management tube with each frame for securing your cord and wall plug to the wall.