日本からの映写機 Motion Picture Projectors from Japan

All about the Japanese Sound Projectors by Erkan Umut (Istanbul, Turkey) 笑流感 有無人 (イスタンブール、トルコ)

The Book Project

Documents except books may be not lasting!

Books are for the generations to come, at least they are preserved in libraries!

I have a wealth of information since the 80’s in the field, so I am ready to write the potential book:

JAPANESE SOUND PROJECTORS AND ACCESSORIES

  1. Historical overview in brief
  2. 16mm projectors
  3. 35mm projectors
  4. 35/70mm projectors
  5. Detailed manufacturers’ information
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Sample page format

* Aim:
To promote Japan’s little known pro-equipment and its past contrary to well-known amateur equipment in the world. By the way, some manufacturers still exist despite some of them ceased to manufacture the motion picture projector equipment. It will be a very helpful and UNIQUE publication available in English from the view-point of a foreign expert in this field.

* Brief info on me:
I am a Professor of Technical Cinematography at the Istanbul University, and the curator of film equipment section of the Communications Gallery at the same institution, who has a big interest in Japanese equipment and manufacturing quality since years. I have a web blog about Japanese projectors (this one); as well some published and will be published texts about the same subjects for some international and local technical journals.

* What I need:
All tickets incl. Air for international transportation, accommodation, food, city transportation, a private insurance within Japan, an English-Japanese translator/assistant, her/his expenses, etc. – for visiting companies, museums, societies, repair shops and related persons, etc.
N.B. Inter-city transportation will be made by Bullet-trains, inner-city by public transportation (a prepaid e-money card needed).
All permits required.
A signed legal contract between the two parties.

* Planned working schedule:
Two times – each one twenty (20) days in various cities like Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya, etc.

* What you will get (negotiable):
A ready text with pictures in English
Publishing rights worldwide of 90%, so the proofing, designing, printing, advertising, and distribution expenses will be on your side.

(Subject to change without notice!)

If you are interested in involving in this project, please contact me by filling out the contact form.

Thank you very much for your interest!

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