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Introducing ONE INSTANT

  Dear all, totally exhausted but incredibly happy, I herewith try to type this very last blog message, almost 3 years after my very first entry. My fingers are trembling and my head is spinning because NOW! in just ONE INSTANT I will FINALLY PUSH THE START BUTTON for not only our Kickstarter campaign but more importantly for a future of this magic material we have been so intensively fighting for all these months. Thank you so very much for staying with me and never loosing your belief in our impossible mission.  This LINK to KICKSTARTER would not have been possible without your supportLet`s do it!Yours, Doc

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Packfilm Countdown & Cameras

    Dear patient friends,one of the main drives and energy rechargers during our super challenging and exhausting mission to SAVE PACKFILM has been the horror vision that all these legendary classic packfilm cameras will become obsolete. Thousands of beautifully crafted cameras are out there, desperately hoping for a bright future of packfilm. Many of them amongst the most professional cameras ever built, all of them design icons.With Polaroid and Fujifilm ceasing packfilm production, it is has become our RESPONSIBILTY and DUTY to develop a new production strategy, using everything we learned over the last years. Making another impossible mission possible. And even if all of this once again took much longer than planned....WE ARE ALMOST THERE! In exactly 6...

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Magic Words

Dear all,super busy and honestly in deep water I don't have too much time left for another blog entry that's why I decided to let someone else speak instead of me.Someone who recently sent me an amazing E-Mail out of the blue which really touched me deep inside because it describes exactly how I'm feeling the magic of packfilm - which I always have a very hard time to find the right words for. John did a great job in doing so - please read for yourself:Hello Saviors of Packfilm,My name is John Obee and I’m not entirely sure what I’m doing composing this email, but I know that I want to be somehow involved in this revival or at...

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The Ultimate Test Shot

    Dear all,yes, of course my poor project manager Marli, the only one who really works day and night to bring some structure and professional organization into the crazy Supersense world, was right that it is NOT a good idea to schedule the ultimate Prototype Test Video Shooting just a few days before the planned Kickstarter launch. AND to save only 2 prototypes for this Video Shooting because of using all our other prototypes for 23 ideas and things I could not resist to try before this ultimate event, in order to squeeze the whole potential out of this amazing new material. Which was honestly a bad idea as in the end we suffered from the famous demonstration effect,...

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Celebrating the BIG SHOT with Cheyenne Morrison

  Dear all,following last week's post about the magic and importance of packfilm cameras I'm more than happy to today celebrate a very special packfilm camera of no other kind: the legendary Big Shot Camera (one of its most legendary users might be Andy Warhol, who called this camera his pen and pencil and used it to create all his silk screened celebrity portraits). To support our Save Packfilm mission, Mr. Cheyenne Morrison (pictured above) - a passionate Australian instant photographer with a love for packfilm since ever- provided us with a wonderful original blueprint artwork of the Big Shot, which we carefully turned into a strictly limited art edition of exactly 33 pieces, produced on cotton rag with carbon print.Please...

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Save Packfilm CAMERAS

  Dear all,thinking day and night and day about all aspects and possible challenges of our save packfilm adventure, now that we finally enter the final phase, I want to remind you of a very important fact:Only if we also take care and develop clever strategies to save all these amazing packfilm cameras out there, we have a realistic chance to build a solid future for our new packfilm materials.Introduced in 1963 with the iconic model 100, the first mass produced camera with an electronic shutter in history, with more than 1 million cameras sold in just 3 years, the packfilm format was the moment when instant pictured entered the next level.Growing up from cool instant snapshots to high quality...

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Looking for Save Packfilm Supermodel

Dear all,with only 3 more weeks to go we're going completely crazy with fine-tuning our latest prototype, marveling at first samples of our newly developed packaging, and step by step digesting our still super long to do list for our Kickstarter adventure.Currently in the final planning stage for our emotional, blockbuster style key video we realized that weURGENTLY NEED YOU!!to show the world that this material is NOT ONLY for old guys like my boring self, still hanging on with the leftovers of the last century because of romantic reasons. This adventure is NOT about the past. It has to be about the future.CORDIALLY INVITING THE NEXT GENERATIONBecause, honestly, at the end of the day - and as biggest positive...

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Kickstarter Emergency Operation

  Dear all,I quickly write this important update late at night Vienna time, super tired. The last week has been super crazy. Not only have we dived deeply into the final phase of our grande packfilm campaign - with some good progress and some medium sized disasters on a daily rollercoaster basis - but also we received a loud and urgent emergency call from our network in Vienna.Mr. Willy Kolleger, the brave last man standing still operating his amazing LINOTYPE machine, reliable partner in many letterpress projects, informed us that finally he has to give up and close down his workshop. And that he will have to completely vacate his magic print wonderland complete by the end of the year...

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Balancing the thin line

  Dear all,it is a very very thin line between becoming a superhero or ending as crazy dreamer. And only the most stubborn and most passionate people with endless energy and never ending capability to stand up again and again even after being hit by the biggest catastrophes will be the ones to change the world.This is the reason why it is my true pleasure to present you my dear friends Nik and Marco. As of today, nobody knows whether these two gentlemen will be superheroes soon or if they will fail with their crazy dream to restart one of the most iconic film factories of all time: Ferrania in Italy.Even if I cross all my fingers for their adventure,...

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Dear Paul

    Dear PAUL,I know it will take some more days but please allow me to already send you a very warm all analog HAPPY BIRTHDAY HUG. I still can not believe that you will turn amazing 90 years on October 15th, and still rock and roll with an energy and ease that deeply impresses me every time we meet. Not only your angle hair pasta with lobster is revolutionary but also your designs and drawings for me are MIND-BLOWING and in my opinion Polaroid would have never been such an iconic brand without your work and vision.I know that usually I should send you presents, but the fact that you decided to turn this tradition upside down this year...

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GRANDE SAVE PACKFILM UPDATE

    Dear all,today was supposed to celebrate the launch of our game changing Save Packfilm Kickstarter campaign. Making our impossible dream of saving another iconic analog film material come true with the help of our global community. Once again proving that magic “digitally obsolete” products can and have to stay in production even if big boring companies can not think of a profitable business plan.BUT! After many crazy busy, super challenging weeks to prepare for this essentially important campaign stuffed with a lot of darkroom adventures and sample testing / filming we just decided to NOT press the big red, blinking start button today, but to move our launch date to NOVEMBER 8 (please mark that date in your...

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Save Packfilm Superhero Nr. 8 :: Nafis "NITROGEN" Azad

  Dear all,the celebration of the 20x24 Studio Superheroes Collective would not be complete without the introduction of the youngest member: Nafis "NITROGEN" Azad. With his impressive background (engineering degree and a master of fine arts in photography) combined with slamming next generation superpowers, he upgrades the performance of his 2 "slightly" older superhero sidekicks by several degrees (best compared to the performance change when filling your VW with finest nitrogen).Among his ever expanding and still developing superpowers, I could witness his amazing night vision capabilities during our crazy packfilm darkroom adventures in Ashland. In just a few seconds, he super precisely hand aseambled even the most delicate and complicated test samples in complete darkness in a super tiny darkroom...

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Save Packfilm Superhero Nr. 7 :: John "REVOLUTIONARY" Reuter

  Dear followers,also the next superhero I am proudly introducing today is part of the amazing 20x24 studio team, in fact he was the one starting this amazing adventure:Please welcome with the mysterious superhero number 7....SUPERHERRRRRO JOOOOOOOHN "RRRRRRRREVOLUTIONARY" REUTERThis gentlemen, easily recognizable by his reduced but stylish black superhero outfit (made out of secret photochemistry resistant fabric) and his VW GTI superhero car, has a long track record of successful heroic adventures, and I will only be able to list a few in this blog post.John is an outstanding instant film artist and wizard, re-defining and actively changing instant photography for decades, introducing many impossible techniques and tricks which are still benchmark globally. Nobody else has such an experience across all...

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Save Packfilm Superhero Nr. 6 :: Theo "TED" McLelland

  Dear all,it is my true honor to introduce one of the most powerful and most experienced SUPERHEROES of our Save Packfilm team:SUPERHERO NR. 6Theo "TED" McLelland He might be the oldest member of our league of extraordinary gentlemen, but spending two days of training and testing with him recently in Ashland, CA, I was really impressed by his extraordinary performance and energy. Ted basically replaces a whole instant film factory team leading the chemical development and production of the world's most ultimate peel apart film production known as 20x24 studio. This amazing superhero can solve each and every problem with just the materials he finds in the room and even if you blindfold this guy and tie him down to a chair, he...

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Welcome BACK

  Dear friends,more than 1 month without any update, please forgive and allow me to be completely honest - there are 2 reasons for the long silence:The first 2 weeks I was super busy traveling and breathtakingly successful visiting and convincing the last missing SUPERHEROES who are essentially and urgently needed to realize our dream of a simply perfect Kickstarter campaign!! I will proudly present them in the course of the very next days. I am delighted to inform you right away, that I managed to recruit my absolute dream dream and regarding superpowers only the Real Madrid soccer team (before Ronaldo leaving) or maybe the Avangers themselves can come close to the potential of our Save Packfilm League of...

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KICKSTARTER HOMEWORK

  Dear all,sitting on a night train, traveling back to Vienna after meeting some old friends with highly possible, new PACKFILM SUPERHERO potential in Florence, I finish the homework I promised you last week:Providing you with more information about how we will use the proceeds of our Packfilm Supporter Shop in order to prepare the best possible way for our Packfilm Kickstarter Campaign in September.On the picture you see the entrance door to the amazing Kickstarter office in Brooklyn, NY. I took this photo it in 2016 when visiting them the first time. Already back then, the main topic for my visit was my big dream to save this amazing material with the help of the community. It became clear...

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HOW IMPOSSIBLE IS IT? PART 2

  Dear all,   today I'm introducing SUPERHERO Nr. 4: UWE Mimoun. Actually I've known Uwe for a long time, working on several crazy projects more or less connected to the world of photography. Uwe has an incredibly strong superpower to think outside the box, combined with an outstanding photochemical expertise, blended with innovative creativity. Uwe developed and realized several wonderful projects for the Lomographic Society and other big players before starting his own projects under the Kono brandname. For several years we met on an irregular basis to brainstorm wildest dreams and even lift some of them beyond the prototype phase. At the end of one of these sessions I totally frustrated showed him one of my last packs...

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HOW IMPOSSIBLE IS IT? PART 1

  Dear all,very much do understand that asking for your support once again is not fair and respectful without giving you very detailed and honest information of how impossible our adventure really is and will be.Please accept this blog as my true attempt to summarize the current situation and our realistic chances to succeed as precise as possible (all long term supporters please forgive me for maybe repeating myself, but I think it makes sense to go back to the start so everybody really gets the full picture of where we are standing today)PART 1After the clear NO from Fuji in 2016, all hope that we can rescue at least one of these highly sophisticated packfilm assembly machines urgently needed...

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FUNDING OUR DREAM

Dear all, no matter how much superpower and passion you have, without solid funding no dreams and visions can become true. As we are not Bruce Wayne and our financial resources are in contrast to our dreams strictly limited, we decided on a 2 layer crowd funding process to provide the liquidity needed for this adventure. A. A Packfilm Project Supporter Shop presenting a selection of carefully collected packfilm treasures of the glory past in order to finance the first steps of development of a glory packfilm future B. A big Save Packfilm Kickstarter Campaign launching on September 20, 8pm local Vienna time This is the moment to also proudly introduce our SUPERHERO NR. 2: Mr. Uwe Schneider!! This distinguished...

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SAVE PACKFILM STRATEGY :: STEP 1 & 2

  Dear friends, even if it took us more than 2 years to develop a waterproof strategy of how to really SAVE PACKFILM, it finally turned out that the perfect guideline for such a truly important mission can basically be found in any comic book:Step 1: You have to bring together THE WORLD`S MOST OUTSTANDING SUPERHEROES. Step 2:You have to create a secret HEADQUARTER, a real fortress of solitude, an office of coordination. Not just a place where these Superheroes can hang up their capes and recharge their superpowers. But mainly a place where we -acting as mission control- can connect with YOU, all our supporters globally, unite all our forces, plan all actions and bundle all our wildest dreams and...

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DOC'S INSTANT ADVENTURE CONTINUES

  Dear fellow packfilm adventure travelers, I am writing this update more than 2 years after I started this adventure on March 11th of 2016. As you know I was not really able to present you some promising progress so far, and the last update has been posted more than 6 months ago. For many of you it might have seemed like this has come to an end. Today I am happy to report that quite the contrary is true, as with SUPERSENSE being a magnet for crazy analog tinkerers, inventors, makers, believers and dreamers, I could recruit a really breathtakingly powerful league of SUPERHEROS over the last few months, capable and ready to fight for and develop truly realistic options for...

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Budweiser, Burger & Gedankenfotografie :: Donnerstag, 12. Juli

Die Auswirkungen, die der Genuss mehrerer Flaschen Budweiser Bier haben kann, sind äußerst unterschiedlich. Einen der magischsten Effekte konnte gewiss der Amerikaner Ted Serios demonstrieren, dem es selbst unter strengster wissenschaftlicher Aufsicht wiederholt gelang, seine Gedanken auf Polaroid zu belichten. Autor, Künstler und Filmemacher Romeo Grünfelder hat über diesen schier unglaublichen, bis heute ungeklärten Casus ein ganzes Buch geschrieben und darin nicht nur die spannendsten Beweisfotos, sondern auch die abseitigsten Spekulationen von Skeptikern zusammengetragen, die sich an dem Fall bereits die Zähne ausgebissen haben.Wir werden an diesem einzigartigen Abend nicht nur einen der bizarrsten Fälle der Parapsychologie nachspüren und verschollen geglaubte Filmdokumente sichten, sondern auch direkt im Selbstversuch und im Dienst der Wissenschaft zahlreiche Budweiser kippen und diese mit feinsten Prime...

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Salonorchester Alhambra :: 26 Juni 2018

Wir freuen uns das Salonorchester Alhambra abermals im Palast willkommen zu heißen! Das Salonorchester Alhambra mit Hans Daffke - das sind zwölf schmucke Herren, die sich unter Qualen in ihre Schalen gezwängt, ihr Haupthaar gestutzt und gelmanipuliert sowie den blassen Teint aufgelegt haben, um die großen Schlager der 20er und 30er Jahre in wahrhaft betörender Manier zu praktizieren.Dabei haben sie nur eine Absicht: Ihr Publikum zum Quietschen und die Tanzfläche zum Kochen zu bringen. Nach einem gefühlten Jahrhundert ohne dem Salonorchester Alhambra gibt sich das Ensemble um den Berliner Hans Daffke nun die Ehre und bläst zum Revival.... unter den Gästen darf man den schönen Sigismund, die reizende Donna Clara, sowie einen kleinen, grünen Kaktus erwarten.Vocals: Hans DaffkeViolin: Mario GheorghiuSax: Thomas Hofstädter, Peter Rohrsdorfer,...

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Der Supersense EINKAUFSZETTEL

Endlich gibt es die wichtigsten und gleichzeitig einfach basalsten supersensorischen LEBENSMITTEL nicht nur im Palast, sondern auch für Jedermann und Jederfrau zuhause. Unsere Lieblingslebensmittel, zärtlich zusammengetragen und 100fach getestet zu jeder Tages- und Nachtzeit. Sachen, die man in dieser großen Stadt leider immer schwerer bekommt. Und wenn dann nur zu absurden Preisen an eigenartigen Orten.  Diese Liste ist ein erster Versuch, eine zärtliche Auswahl der SUPERSENSE ESSENTIALS  jederzeit verfügbar zu machen, oder besondere und limitierte Gustostückerl vorzubestellen: ************************* 6  Eier (Doppler oder Traunwieser Grünleger)      3 bzw. 4,501 Chinesisches Oster-Sole-Ei       2,-10 dag Kräuter-Grammeln       3,501  Sackerl Hirtenchips (der Doc hat’s verschrieben)       3,-1 Osterpinze vom Öfferl (Vorbestellen nicht vergessen)       7,901  kg richtig gutes Mehl (Neumayr Mühle, Hadersdorf)  ...

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VSA Kaffeehauskonzert :: Sweet Sweet Moon :: 15 March

  Sweet, Sweet Moon macht Lieder, die dem Blues zuzuordnen sind und die er auf dem Klavier, der Geige und der Gitarre vorträgt. Er schreibt die Lieder vor allem in den Sommermonaten und lässt sie in der kalten Jahreszeit reifen. Bei Konzerten wird er häufig von Musiker*innen begleitet, die gut zu ihm passen. Auch beim Kaffeehauskonzert wird er vermutlich nicht gänzlich allein auftreten.Sweet Sweet Moon spielt für Menschen auf der gesamten Welt; seine Musikreisen haben ihn nach Afrika, Europa, Südamerika u.a. geführt. Donnerstag, 15. März,19.30 UhrEintritt: Freie Spende!Facebook Veranstaltung            

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