On the brink of the digital age, when I studied at Central Saint Martins, we used to cut 16mm film on Steenbecks. This way of editing is entirely unique and different to the way we edit today on computers. It is much more disciplined, you actually cut film to move it about – to make a story, you don’t just drag it around with your mouse.
This is a 6 plate Steenbeck with 2 soundtracks and an optical sound. It has been sitting in my house for years. As much as I love it, I need it to go to a temporary home (as I would like to adopt it back again if and when I have a bigger place). I would love to work on this machine again – it was my favourite thing in the world, to sit in the dark room and create image and sound.
If you would like to house it for a few years, please get in contact. It is in perfect working order, a great display piece, sound is great – I love it, I will probably cry if it parts with me.