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Daniel D. Teoli Jr.

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About Daniel D. Teoli Jr.

  • 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 and Archivist for Small Gauge Film / Still Photo / Ephemera / Audio / VHS 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. "Shakes up stagnant parts" Selections from the Daniel D. Teoli Jr. Print Advertising Collection / Vibrator Archive <><><><> Daniel D. Teoli Jr. Archival Collection Daniel D. Teoli Jr. Small Gauge Film Archive Daniel D. Teoli Jr. Advertising Archive Daniel D. Teoli Jr. VHS Video Archive Daniel D. Teoli Jr. Popular Culture Archive Daniel D. Teoli Jr. Audio Archive Daniel D. Teoli Jr. Social Documentary Photography
  2. I posted this photo years ago on a photo forum. It was the cover photo from a maquette of 'Shadows in Time' which was an artist's book I was working on. I chanced upon the old thread years later. I don't always have the time to get back to all the threads I start. I'm on many forums and just too busy outside of the forums. I started with online forums way back in the BBS days. Even before that, we had snail mail forums, where someone printed out the forum contributions on a dot matrix printer, Xeroxed them and snail mailed them to all the members. Anyway, the forum person said they didn't like the shadow and liked the deer scene only. The subject of the thread was photographers' shadows in photos. I thought, goddamn, this was a photo forum, the shadow is what makes the photo, why don't they see it? But zir is entitled to their opinion. My opinion is; you can't force talent or an 'eye' on anyone. Some may be able to improve, but generally speaking, either you got an eye for this stuff or you don't. The genius produces outstanding work with little or no effort, whereas the non-genius may struggle to produce something mediocre. If we could all be geniuses at what we aspire to be by going to class or cracking a book open...we would. In the early 1970's I had a friend that went to Art Center College in L.A. (Old location) He studied photography. I would sometimes go to class with him to sit in on classes. I could not afford to go there, so that was as close as I got to Art Center. (I would also sneak in to use their dry mount press until they caught me and kicked me out.) Anyway, I noticed in the critique sessions for weekly assignments the same students would produce more or less outstanding photos for each assignment. Some would produce OK photos and maybe a great one once in a while and some would produce low end stuff as their general output. Later on with my work as an art director I noticed a similar thing with artists I would hire or do portfolio reviews on. Some had good technical abilities, but poor creativity. Others had creativity but poor technique. Others had both technique and creativity, but were flakes. Back in the 1980's I interviewed a gal for an art job. She was in her 40's and had retired from business. She was well off selling her business for millions and lived in a mini-mansion in San Marino, CA. Her new 'hobby' was she wanted to be an artist. She said she had taken some art classes and showed me her portfolio. The draftsmanship was poor and creativity was poor. And her prices to do jobs were very high. Her background as a successful business owner tainted her realistic conception of what is paid for art jobs. Her work smacked of someone with little art talent that struggled to put it down on paper or canvas. It wasn't in her, she had little talent and just studying art in school did not do much for her...she had no natural talent for art. Now someone with natural talent bangs it out with little or no effort, whereas she struggled just to produce sub-par work. That is what separates the genius from the non-genius. In my own case I tried to learn some creativity with book cover design. I used to produce lots of artist's books. Designing the cover has always been hard for me. I am not a creative person in that area. I bought a number of books on cover design. I studied and studied them over and over again. The best I could do with my creativity for cover design would be to try and copy off of other people's covers I liked in the book. It just wasn't in me. When I first started with photography in 1969 / 1970 I wanted to be a fashion / studio photographer. After a few years it sunk in I had no talent for that type of work. Eventually I stopped forcing things and moved to another area of work that I do have talent in...but it was just by chance. I could have dedicated my life to forcing myself to work in an area I was not suited for. We all have different abilities; we each have to decide how much of us we want to spend on areas we work in. Sometimes a thing clicks in the mind and you are ready to go. That is what happened to me after working on infrared flash for 4+ years and failing. Something clicked. But I could have easily given up after 4 years of failure. Sometimes it is just a crapshoot! Staten Island Ferry NYC, 2016 (Candid) Selection from The American's...60 years after Frank artist's book. by Daniel D. Teoli Jr. <><><><> Daniel D. Teoli Jr. Archival Collection Daniel D. Teoli Jr. Small Gauge Film Archive Daniel D. Teoli Jr. Advertising Archive Daniel D. Teoli Jr. VHS Video Archive Daniel D. Teoli Jr. Popular Culture Archive Daniel D. Teoli Jr. Audio Archive Daniel D. Teoli Jr. Social Documentary Photography
  3. The Advertising Archive always produces amazing material. Never bored, even while waiting for the 4K scanner to materialize. Selection from Daniel D. Teoli Jr. Advertising Archive <><><><> Daniel D. Teoli Jr. Archival Collection Daniel D. Teoli Jr. Small Gauge Film Archive Daniel D. Teoli Jr. Advertising Archive Daniel D. Teoli Jr. VHS Video Archive Daniel D. Teoli Jr. Popular Culture Archive Daniel D. Teoli Jr. Audio Archive Daniel D. Teoli Jr. Social Documentary Photography
  4. Interesting VHS clip from 'Latcho Drom' (1993) about Gypsies traveling, dancing and their music. 'Latcho Drom' (1993) VHS Gypsies Traveling & Dancing Clip D.D.Teoli Jr. A.C. : D.D.Teoli Jr. A.C. : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive
  5. OP...I'd guess no. But I'm no expert, I'm just going by trends. No matter how much you hate to admit it, film is an archaic and dying area of production. For me, cameras were always a means to an end, a tool. For others it IS the end...fondling camera gear is their end goal. Figure out what camp you are in. Do you just collect gear or do you produce anything meaningful with your film gear? With my archival work, I'm constantly working with film. But for my personal work I'm all digital after 30 years of shooting film. Seldom if ever do I miss film. With M-Disc or archival Blu-ray you can replace the benefit of physical film with archival copies that will greatly outlast film. Also see my post in the Off Topic section - 'Film is very low-res stuff.' <><><><> Fredericks' of Hollywood 1985 Catalog Selection from Daniel D. Teoli Jr. Frederick's of Hollywood Archive Daniel D. Teoli Jr. Archival Collection Daniel D. Teoli Jr. Small Gauge Film Archive Daniel D. Teoli Jr. Advertising Archive Daniel D. Teoli Jr. VHS Video Archive Daniel D. Teoli Jr. Popular Culture Archive Daniel D. Teoli Jr. Audio Archive Daniel D. Teoli Jr. Social Documentary Photography
  6. $22K is not reasonable for a small tabletop 8mm scanner. It is very high as far as I'm concerned. No question it is not built well. But no matter high well built, for the limited use it provides, the price is just too much. There is a tradeoff when something just gets too high for the average Jane, Joe or zir. This is not just my opinion. If it was reasonable, as you said, it would be more popular in the USA. Well, if you don't have a company, what do you do that is cine' film related Dan? Do you frequent forums talking and arguing about scanning as a hobby? (As they say I do.) Are you a film collector? Did you work in the film industry? <><><><> 1936 Congoleum Ad Selection from Daniel D. Teoli Jr. Advertising Archive
  7. Handling paper for flatbed scanning in the Daniel D. Teoli Jr. Archival Collection. Photo: D.D.Teoli Jr. I handle lots of paper in the Archive. Many hundreds of thousands of scans. When looking at scan jobs, I don't figure jobs by the number of scans, I figure them by how many feet of paper there is. A small job may be a foot or two. A big job may be 15 feet or more. Anyway, if you handle lots of paper as I do; work smart and wear exam gloves. They provide a multitude of benefits when handling paper. Wearing exam gloves gives you the following benefits: They keep finger and grease smudges off the scanner glass. They stop your skin from dropping flakes of dead skin and debris on the scanner glass. They give you a great grip on the paper both for placing and removing the paper from the scanner glass. They keep the paper clean as well as your hands clean. If not using gloves, your hands can get dirty handling matte black ink or gritty paper. White cotton gloves do keep originals clean. But they don't give you the tactile sensitivity and purchase of the paper as the exam gloves do. In the winter if your hands suffer from cracking and dry skin, the exam gloves help alleviate that problem. You can cream your hands up and put on your gloves to work. <><><><> Daniel D. Teoli Jr. Archival Collection Daniel D. Teoli Jr. Small Gauge Film Archive Daniel D. Teoli Jr. Advertising Archive Daniel D. Teoli Jr. VHS Video Archive Daniel D. Teoli Jr. Popular Culture Archive Daniel D. Teoli Jr. Audio Archive Daniel D. Teoli Jr. Social Documentary Photography
  8. MINT Canon 50mm f0.95 FAST Prime Lens for 7s w/16mm Cine Adpt C-Mount Dream Lens | eBay
  9. Pro® Artist Tape Premium Flatback Paper Tape | Pro Tapes® Best tapes I've used. 10+ years.
  10. Buddy...go to Breitbart website to see crazy ads. Or go to some porno sites. Everybody needs $$ nowadays. The cost of living has skyrocketed. So, you can't blame the people to want a few bucks. Plus there is greed. Greed has destroyed America, especially the food supply. Now, personally I agree with you. Ads are a pain in the ass. But I am one of the few that work for free. Everyone does not want to work for free. And actually, I have to pay to work. One day I got sick of the pop-up ads, so I started to archive the pop-up ads in the Advertising Archive. So, they can now serve a purpose other than irritation for me. <><><><> Daniel D. Teoli Jr. Archival Collection Daniel D. Teoli Jr. Small Gauge Film Archive Daniel D. Teoli Jr. VHS Video Archive Daniel D. Teoli Jr. Audio Archive Daniel D. Teoli Jr. Popular Culture Archive Daniel D. Teoli Jr. Advertising Archive Daniel D. Teoli Jr. Social Documentary Photography
  11. So, has anyone picked up the 8mm scanner? How has it worked out?
  12. Title is a typo...it should read: 'They weren't pusses back in the day when they made movies'
  13. Did Mala kill wolf in Eskimo 1933 movie? AI Overview "Yes, Mala kills a wolf in the 1933 movie Eskimo. According to Peter Freuchen, the scene was filmed with a real wolf that Mala lured into attacking him over three afternoons. Mala was armed with a rock and a pistol under his jacket, but he was able to kill the wolf without using either. A cinematographer and rifleman were present to film the attack from a distance, and the rifleman was ready to shoot the wolf if Mala was unable to kill it." Eskimo Kills Wolf Clip 1933 D.D.Teoli Jr. A.C. : D.D.Teoli Jr. A.C. : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive
  14. Interesting backstory and not so good review. "Francis Ford Coppola wrote the script in the early 1980s, but the film was kept on the back-burner partially due to his financial debts. Pre-production finally began in 2001 after filming 30 hours of second unit footage and holding table read with Paul Newman, Uma Thurman, Robert De Niro, James Gandolfini, Nicolas Cage, Leonardo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe, Edie Falco, and Kevin Spacey. However, the project was scrapped after the September 11 attacks, since a scene from the script (page 166) "predicted" the attacks. Coppola fully abandoned the project in 2007, and didn't begin developing it again until 2019." & "Just as the fallen Rome fell, the movie "Megalopolis" is a hopeless story against a dark background. The characters are not fresh, either. There are so many CGs and I don't understand what topics they convey. It feels like many stories are rotten. It's like we're seeing reality in 2024. The ratings for the critics are around 50, so the reviews are divided. It's a long-awaited movie, and I'm personally disappointed. I can understand why the production company opposed this movie when it was produced. I'm even more disappointed that the director is only this good. The narrative is a mess. I can't see the director's intention." Megalopolis (2024) - IMDb
  15. 'Eskimo' (1933) Reindeer Hunt & Celebration Clip D.D.Teoli Jr. A.C. : D.D.Teoli Jr. A.C. : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive Here are the Eskimos on a reindeer / caribou hunt.
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