It's not uncommon for people to be under the impression that a film still is a frame of cine film, isolated. It isn't of course, but I can see that someone might use stills to say 'Here's what's in the film". I still think he's lucky to get the money he does. (Call me envious).
It's not uncommon for people to be under the impression that a film still is a frame of cine film, isolated. It isn't of course, but I can see that someone might use stills to say 'Here's what's in the film".
He isn't using it as that though, he had the film scanned, and you can clearly see the border of the TV screen from the off-air film recording and it matches the quality of the other pictures from the actual episode, unless he for no reason went through the trouble of editing those in, they're for some reason in the film.
The photograph of the Cybermen in the blizzard(from the film offer) is different from the famous publicity still to its right. The major difference is a Ealing crew member on the side of the photo apparently sat in a Camera Cart. You can also see scenery of a Castle type wall behind the Cybermen which is much less clear in the released photo due to the snow effects
What you are seeing is an optical illusion. The "castle wall" is just a line on the image, and the "crew member ... in a camera car" is what can be seen of the arm of the mostly-cropped out Cyberman at far right.
"Here I have more Dr.Who on 16mm. Around 300ft of fan telerecording. More to come from large collection. This is b/w negative film. Also have b/w positive on 16mm footage of daleks etc which I will be listing shortly. Looks to be filmed off tv during 60's."
We collectors can be very fickle. What appears to be a waste of money to me might be a golden opportunity for others. In a group on Facebook there was a post about the now deleted Big Finish CD Dr. Who - "The Beginning" (A story about the 1st Doctor and Susan's escape from Gallifrey going for over a hundred pounds sterling on Ebay). To me that's a lot of money for a 60 minute CD but I got it when it was first released and its safe in my collection.
Post by anthonybartley on Oct 1, 2020 11:00:43 GMT
Given that the film stock used has been clearly identified as from the 1990s, shouldn't someone consider reporting this vendor to eBay? I'm assuming some users here have already messaged the seller to make them aware of this? If so, why would they continue to list them as "Looks to be filmed off tv during 60's" when they know this isn't true (unless, of course, they have a time machine) If the seller was aware of this then they'd put it in the listing "recorded during the 1990s based on film stock used" - and not continue the false claims (as they are doing now)
Not everyone reads these forums and places like it - someone could get very ripped off here - and he has 'boxes' of this stuff.
This needs to be reported and stop with the "they probably don't know what they're doing" posts - please. I could have believed that right at the start - but not now. Is the seller on these forums, possibly?
This is a scam, plain and simple, and so far just based on eBay feedback they've made hundreds of pounds from these sales. This is just fans ripping off other fans, nothing more.