Steve the Pocket wrote:
Ksevio wrote:It would get messed up in a projector since the sound track takes up space on one side and would show up on the screen when it hit the reverse splice (listening to the sound readers play the picture as audio isn't much fun either)
NON! When you splice the ends together it would just abruptly shift from one end to the other. AND I believe some types of film have audio strips on both
sides, one for the left channel and the other for the right.* So, assuming the same data is stored on both sides (front/back) of each sound strip, you could actually engineer the sound so that it does indeed have sound, and in perfect stereo at that.
* Correct me if I'm wrong about this. I don't remember filmmaking class as well as I wish I did.
I work as a movie theatre projectionist, and it's actually kind of fun to make loops, we made one out of a horror movie trailer to scare the employees who had to clean the theatre between showings.
Doing a mobius loop would be tougher, and no, most film (actually, all commercial film that I know of) uses a sound track on only one side, the left side (or at least, you'd see it on the left side of the screen if someone didn't have an aperture plate in). However, if one were to take a loop of film, but slice off the right side and splice on another sound track on the right (which wouldn't be too hard if you were using trailers, most theatres have like, a hundred of them at any given time), then you could add a turn to the film, splice the head and tail ends together, and have a mobius film loop that could conceivably work.
Problem is that you'd have to splice the second audio track on really well, or it'd probably end up slipping off of the sprockets, and you'd need a specially designed aperture plate or you'd end up seeing that right audio track being displayed on the screen as a bunch of purple lines.