Daniel D. Teoli Jr. Posted March 21, 2022 Author Share Posted March 21, 2022 (edited) Thanks for all the feedback, everyone! I have not read anything as yet. I hope to catch up on the thread this week. Have not had much time for anything. I've been working on getting the cine' film Archive reels into ABC order as well as half a dozen other jobs. About 80% done with ABC 16mm reels. Then I will reshuffle them into better ABC organization to allow for working space. Once I have final organization, I will label the cans top and sides. Then I have to computerize it all. ABC's are fantastic! I can even find my split reels now...filed under 'S.' It has been a lot of work, as many of the reels were unknown and had to be reviewed some on the rewinds to figure out the content. Some will have to be broken down as they contained various films. Computer is no big deal. I just make files for each film. No need for database software to buy or learn. I can even put screenshots from the films in the files. It is searchable. It is fantastic! I use the same system I use in the Daniel D. Teoli Jr. Archival Collection. I'm not one to complicate things. I'm not an overthinker...I'm a simpleton. You need room to work on the shelves...pressure packed is not good. So, I will keep shuffling until I got it half-ass right. Even though I don't have room to keep the Archive all organized in one spot, it is better than it was. Got many hundred small reels. Hate em. 400 footers are my fav. The small reels will go into ABC boxes I use for my optical disc library. My dream house would be a small ranch with a roof that doesn't leak with 50 chrome wire shelf units from floor to ceiling. Shelving is king...it separates the hoarder from the non-hoarder...a place for everything and everything in its place! Internet Photo: Fair Use I've closed down the cine' Archive more or less to new acquisitions and have got rid of about 380 8mm reels. I've kept about 535 8mm reels for now. I hate 8mm, just too low Q, especially with archival material. There is no use acquiring more and more 16mm film if it can't be scanned. But for now, I'm keeping the bulk of the 16mm with the hope something changes in the future. And if it never gets scanned, someone else can deal with it when I kick off. The pickers may disperse it on eBay, or it may all end up in the nearest dumpster. Just no telling. I had met an old gal in the Post Office a while back that took an interest in my film work. She saw me unpacking some film shipments there and we got talking. Over time she had expressed an interest in buying me a cheap scanner for $50k. She was retired from biz and well off, she had few interests except a trip once in a while. I guess she was nostalgic from when she was a girl in school and watched the films. She didn't like the stag films, but she was not too prejudicial, so she overlooked it. Anyway, last time I talked with her I ran down the scanner options with her. Lasergraphics will never answer their emails. I would not be comfortable with sending them a f'ing penny. And the FilmFabriek won't scan the sound right. So, I told her I was not comfortable taking her $$ as I had no place to go with it. What a mess with these GD scanning companies. Well...that is how it is on 3.21.22 Edited March 21, 2022 by Daniel D. Teoli Jr. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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