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Daniel D. Teoli Jr.

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About Daniel D. Teoli Jr.

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  • Birthday 12/09/1954

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    Born in L.A....NYC is 2nd home...Rustbelt is home base.
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    Curator - Archivist for Small Gauge Film & Still Photo / Ephemera Archive

    Experimental Filmmaker

    Highest Level Candid Photography

    World leader in Circular Fisheye & Infrared Flash Street Photography

    Underground Social Documentary Photography

    Landmark Artist's Books

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  1. In today's cancel culture, with low prospects for film processing choices, it would not surprise me for labs to ban troublemakers.
  2. OP, can't advise about the tech. Can only reply as to standards. We are in a new world now, and it is not just from the corrosive virus. Standards have gone to hell in many areas and pride of workmanship has been replaced with a 'just give me my paycheck' mentality. Honesty is also under attack. The lab may have made a mistake on their end and it will be charged to you instead of them eating the loss. Can you prove otherwise? You depend on them for honesty. Not much you can do about it now midstream. Try another lab next time or maybe suck it up and start shooting digital if you find it hard to get your film processed properly without wrecking a project. What would have happened if you had given them the entire shoot at once and you can't reshoot the material? Good luck!
  3. https://archive.org/details/kish-ultimate-directors-cine-viewfinder-ground-glass-markings-d.-d.-teoli-jr.-a.-c./mode/2up Maybe of use to someone.
  4. https://archive.org/details/the-tourists-1912 Internet Archive restored most of my account so am in the process of reorganizing my film collection that was in disarray after it was put in storage when the I.A. closed my account. Here is a cute silent film from 1912 called The Tourists. Synopsis: Tourists miss their train and are stuck in a small town with Indians selling wares to travelers. One of the female tourists flirts with a male Indian and his wife gets mad. A group of Indian squaws goes on the warpath to seek their revenge and the tourists have to make a fast escape. It was interesting how in the old days the companies making the films would put their logo on the intertitle cards. Currently I have 158 films at the I.A. Eventually I will have thousands of films at the I.A. (If they don't ban me again.) I can't put them all up there. Search my account at the I.A. and you can see what films interests you.
  5. OK, just converted it to MP4. Here is Mantrap https://archive.org/details/mantrap-1926 If you got slow net like me, you will have to download to watch. I can't even watch my own uploads. I also converted about 40 other silent films to upload. Some of them are crazy interesting. Little by little will get them up, as long as the I.A. does not kick me out again. Still have trouble with getting sound synched with lips on some of the MP4 conversions. You would think in this day and age it would not be an issue. I have to cut the audio out and try and drag it to reposition it. But that only works up to a point. Luckily for me most of my archival film work, as well as my own filmmaking is very basic and is not loaded with hi-tech trickery...that I don't know how to do even if I wanted to.
  6. Very Nice! Looks like some interesting stuff. Good luck Ellory!
  7. I saw her in 'Mantrap'. It is a silent film for 1926. Bow was fantastic. I hope to put the film on the Internet Archive sometime. The Internet Archive just restored most of my account (1649 out of 1666 collections) Have no idea what they deleted. My first goal is to make a screen recording to inventory my Archive at the I.A.. Better late than never. First time in 51 years of work and 51 years of censorship that anyone reversed their decision to pull the plug on me. But it was just by chance that I contacted the right person, otherwise they refused. I had about a dozen silent films I was in the process of uploading to the I.A. when they closed my account. Was disgusted and chucked them all. Now I have to go find all the films again. ...well, that is how it is on July 4, 2020.
  8. Lets see her art Vital. Dos she have a website?
  9. Put some of that stuff online AJ. WordPress is a good free blogging site. OP, in the past I've made spiral bound proposals with my inkjet printers. But they are costly and time consuming. If a proposal didn't work out and I got it back, it was a simple thing to unbind it and change a page or two with the recipients names and rebind it. But I have a binding machine and can do it myself. If you can get by with the digital, then AJ's method sounds good. You may want to ask the recipient what they prefer...digital or print. I always liked books myself, something about having it in your hands. But I can't say one method is better than the other. Some people hate books and like digital. Good luck OP!
  10. Andrew and Shawn are both right, in that there is not right or wrong way other than you gotta be true to your vision. If you are all about loud and obnoxious, then be true to it. I do what I like almost 98% of the time. And if it turns people off, so be it. If you can't be true to your art, then what have you got? If it is not your natural way, then it is just an act. You are just trying to be someone else for the $$. Now, if you are just starting out, then you may have to bend some. But if you want to develop a personal style, then it is good to stick to your vision as much as you can.
  11. You have to have $$ for that AJ. Some of these poor filmmakers can hardly afford the film stock. As I've told the forum before, artists have to dream and then they try to find a way to get sum...of that dream. OP, you should find a gal that is into MMA or boxing and is used to getting beat up. If you can't do it right, dump the shot. Never put in a crappy shot just because your ego demands it. Rewrite the script to fit your skills and budget. You should try all these stunts yourself OP to see what they feel like. Put some padding on the actors under their clothes or the walls and paint it. Can you do some fast edits of the chair falling back on a thin dense foam pad then a close up cut to the bare floor shot? If she is in the attackers arms he should be able to break her fall somewhat. You could put a harness around him that has an elastic tether to help keep some of the weight off of her. But all this stuff takes rigging and lots of testing. One thing to watch for when falling backwards on a chair onto tile floor is hitting your head on the tile. Or she could fall on a hamper of clothes then ono the tile. And if all else fails, put some nudity in it OP. A nude shot it worth 3 or 4 falling chair shots. Good luck...and send in the film when you are done.
  12. OK, that is fair Uli. But do you want to be force-fed to read one sided opinions jammed into the film or put it in the special features? You see Uli, much of this was just how life was lived back then. Same with Jivaro Indians that shrunk heads or Mayan that offered human sacrifices to their gods and what have you. Now when I say one sided Uli, do you know that black males are +/- 6.3% of the population in the USA and do upwards of +/- 52% of the murder in the USA? Will they put that in the film as well Uli? I don't mind at all if people have their say, but lets get both sides of the story Uli.
  13. I hope this is not too political for you guys and gals. But it IS film news. The cancel culture has axed 'Gone with the Wind' as too racist for public consumption. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/hbo-max-removes-gone-wind-1297806 The Christmas classic 'Holiday Inn' is next on the chopping block. DVD's of the films may someday be as scarce as 'Song of the South.' Unthinkable, huh? But if the book burning gets under steam and the virtue signalers get ahold of the DVD's for public shows of mass destruction, anything is possible nowadays.
  14. Now, even if a person is rich there can be no continuity online. Lets say I was rich and could set up my own dream website. As soon as I kicked off an stopped paying the bills my website would go poof. And even if I set up a Foundation to run it, the Foundation would be composed of prejudiced people with their own egos and agenda. Sooner or later they would **(obscenity removed)** up the Archive. I'm one of the few people in the world that could run such a website as I have no prejudice when it comes to archival work. I work true to form. Fads, politics and complaints don't phase me. Since I am non commercial, threats of boycott and physical threats do not affect me. Nowadays with the 'cancel culture' they will try to destroy a person they do not agree with by any means and sometimes that means is physical. I carry a Glock wherever I go and have a SBR in my trunk with easy access via the pass through. (In NYC I keep a low profile as I can't carry my guns.) Now sure, I got plenty or personal prejudices, but they do not extend to archival work. I check my personal prejudices at the door when it comes to my work. The Getty Museum worked around some of these problems I bring up. They set the standard for how an archive should be managed and shared with the world. They share their copyright owned material for free and in hi-res, that can be used for any use and in easy to download files. I model my own Archive after the Getty. Being an underground Archive, I even go beyond what the Getty offers. I share hi-res files of things I don't own the copyright to, but I assume would not be a problem sharing do to age and or fair use. In other words...I push the envelope. And if there would be a complaint, I'd take it down. But in 5-1/2 years of work, I've only had a couple of copyright complaints. (Film copyright complaints were more common.) Making sure an archive is distributed around the world and is in as many hands as possible is a good way to preserve a semblance of an archive before the POS that eventually take it over get their hands on it and start working to dismantle it and erase history.
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