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Which Country Do Filmwasters Come From?
« on: June 26, 2007, 03:22:27 PM »
We've only just recently turned on stats for the Filmwasters web empire (cough!  ;D), so not much to display for now, but the first interesting thing I found was this country breakdown for June 2007.

One note: where the heck is the European Union (as opposed to Great Britain, France, Germany, Spain etc.).

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Re: Which Country Do Filmwasters Come From?
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2007, 05:41:12 AM »
maybe the european union is czech, yugoslavia, albania, etc.  - all those little countries together.
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Re: Which Country Do Filmwasters Come From?
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2007, 12:18:33 AM »
I doubt it - Yugoslavia doesn't exist anymore, and only the part now known as Slovenia is an EU member state.  Albania isn't part of the EU either.

Maybe it refers to the EU member states minus the major countries like the UK, Germany, etc... but I don't know why they'd make such a distinction, and otherwise I can't understand that breakdown at all.
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Re: Which Country Do Filmwasters Come From?
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2007, 03:20:12 PM »
Well, there could be Lichtenstein, Portugal, Switzerland, Finland, Norway, Denmark... might be missing a few others...
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Re: Which Country Do Filmwasters Come From?
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2007, 05:55:17 PM »
Lichtenstein, Switzerland, and Norway aren't EU members  ;D

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Re: Which Country Do Filmwasters Come From?
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2007, 10:10:21 PM »
Here it is from the horse's mouth (http://europa.eu/abc/european_countries/index_en.htm)

Member states of the EU
Austria
Belgium
Bulgaria
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
*France
*Germany
Greece
Hungary
Ireland
*Italy
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malta
*Netherlands
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Slovakia
Slovenia
*Spain
*Sweden
*United Kingdom

I've put a * in front of the countries already on the list. The rest is the European Union according to the software's stats...
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Re: Which Country Do Filmwasters Come From?
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2007, 03:40:48 PM »
looks like we were all a little bit right.
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Re: Which Country Do Filmwasters Come From?
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2007, 10:13:04 AM »
I was just enjoying the opportunity to be a pedant.  My geography teacher would be proud!

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Re: Which Country Do Filmwasters Come From?
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2007, 12:02:59 AM »
Team, so glad I facilitated this little diversion for you all.

 ;D ;D ;D

When I get time I must take a look at the stats for July.
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Re: Which Country Do Filmwasters Come From?
« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2013, 02:26:04 AM »
Yakutsk !!!!!!!!!!

Yes that's right! As the average temperature in this part of the old Soviet Union is a bone chilling - 49c (on a good day)
and hence impossible for silver emulsion to react to light and  processing of film even more impossible.

Therefore if you put a roll of 120  in your trusted Rollicord or Flex, in that part of the world you would be a filmwaster !!! Get it?

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Re: Which Country Do Filmwasters Come From?
« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2013, 09:10:57 AM »
just take it cool ;)

though an interesting topic. does film actually stop reacting to light at certain temperatures? if it's winding and breaking the film that is the problem then sheet film, paper or glass negatives should be better. right?

also, welcome to the forum mr. green :D
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Re: Which Country Do Filmwasters Come From?
« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2013, 11:10:50 PM »
I had never thought that temperature would be a problem in this way. Interesting.

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Re: Which Country Do Filmwasters Come From?
« Reply #12 on: March 07, 2013, 09:16:40 PM »
That's pretty strange... but it is cryogenic temperatures.

What I find a bit strange about emulsion not reacting properly at this temperature is a bit based on the fact that the Soviets were the first to capture images from the dark side of the moon using a satellite. The way it worked is that the image was captured on film, developed and photographed using a TV camera to broadcast back down to earth. In the moon's shadow, temperatures drop down to around -150°C, so they would have needed a heater... just thinking out loud here.

Anyways, welcome fellow northerner!
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Which Country Do Filmwasters Come From?
« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2013, 11:26:12 PM »
my only temperature issue has been with polaroid ie too hot say plus 35.c or too cold say below 4.c ! so its down trousers to keep the cold film warm and shade for the hot film !