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Daniel D. Teoli Jr.

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  1. Doug, can't answer your question. I can only relate what the late Robby Müller had said in an interview. Even if it was a large street scene Müller liked to light the entire scene so he needed to make the least amount of cuts. He said every time you stopped the camera for a cut to set up a new shot, you lose the flow of energy...or something to that effect. Good luck!
  2. I hope to do a film on the sodbusters. Similar to my previous Cotton Pickers film. I tried to get you a photo of a sodbuster family with animal pelts hanging to cure on their sod house and plants growing out their roof, but no matter how I tried I could not get it under 30KB to post here. This article will give you a rundown on sodbusters. It is fascinating stuff! https://truewestmagazine.com/the-sodbusters-historian/
  3. Someone sent me an email trying to sell me hard drives. They said March 31 was world backup day. I never heard of it, but it is true. https://www.google.com/search?nfpr=1&sxsrf=ALeKk03SI132ZYhAVQkSKvO80Cyk4kOaAw:1585660485770&q=world+backup+day&spell=1&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiciPTP5cToAhWOWM0KHcekD9AQBSgAegQIDhAm&biw=960&bih=687 https://blog.macsales.com/43702-we-bet-you-didnt-know-that-your-hdds-or-ssds-may-need-exercise-too/ As I've told you before...put it on M-disc if you want permanence.
  4. I need a 1/4 - 20 standard tripod thread one inch riser. Acratech makes a nice one but it can't be adapted top and bottom to 1/4 - 20.
  5. OP, one of my late mentors used to say he didn't like the camera work to over power the subject. In other words he liked the photography to be invisible. But that is just one person's opinion. Now, the average Jane or Joe may not know or care because they don't have a trained eye to notice unless things are very extreme and in your face. With cine' work you can develop a story over time. With still photos you have to do it all with one image. But whether still or cine', many of us use tools to one degree or another so we can use to call attention to our image.….high or low contrast, HDR, grain, color whether muted, bold or selective, BW, sharpness, diffusion, composition, bokeh, lighting, subject matter, etc. And with cine' work you have many other tools to use with camera movement.
  6. Yes, concur. America is not the ideal place to get it done in an authoritarian or socialized way. Supposedly virus can be killed if it runs out of hosts. But it is so catchy and virulent, that if you miss just a few infected people the virus can erupt again. From my understanding it spread worldwide just from 1 person. But the big question / worry is...does it go away or go dormant in the summer. Scary as hell how our lives worldwide have been destroyed with a invisible microbe.
  7. How much does it cost to transfer a 1 inch master video tape to DVD? And who does that type of work in the USA?
  8. This gal Ada Luisa Trillo wanted to be in my LinkedIn. When it comes to LinkedIn I'm kinda choosy as to who I let in. Just as you can dilute your portfolio with garbage and personal material, you can dilute your internet presence with whom you associate with. Sometimes with Google searches you find their work comes up when someone searches for you and vice versa. (I go into that in the link at the end.) Now, I can't say anything ever came of LinkedIn, it is just another venue to broadcast my work to. But I am able to connect to some big names in various areas of interest. In Ada's case first thing I did was to Google her. Specifically a Google image search. I don't like to read...I like to see. I'm a photog and she said she is a photog. So I don't need your artist's statement or resume, lets cut the bullshit and see your photos / films / art. Well, within 15 - 20 seconds I liked what I saw, so I accepted her request. Here is some of her work. (The nude, fat Mexican hooker sold me!) NSFW https://www.google.com/search?q=Ada+Luisa+Trillo&sxsrf=ALeKk021ZYLfmUPEBAtNcrDJAQqhZy-E9g:1584568243299&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjrkI7agKXoAhUOV80KHQ6cBTcQ_AUoAnoECAsQBA&biw=960&bih=687#imgrc=stEKTQDe0DBpcM Here is an old post I wrote entitled: "If your serious…don’t make the mistake that many photographers do by diluting a portfolio with lots of garbage and personal photos." NSFW https://danielteolijr.wordpress.com/2016/01/08/if-your-serious-dont-make-the-mistake-that-many-photographers-do-by-diluting-a-portfolio-with-lots-of-garbage-and-personal-photos/ I wrote it a long time ago. I can't say I follow my own rules as strictly as I used to. After I got my work into 130+ museums and curated collections, I didn't care as much. And after I started broadcasting my work with hundreds of areas of collection for archival preservation, I didn't care as much. But for you guys and gals that do care, it is something to think about as you try to make a name for yourself. Just remember, once it is online it is hard to get rid of. So for those that care, Google yourself and see if you are happy with what you find. And don't forget to see all search options. All News Images Maps Videos More
  9. I was thinking for a feature film. But am not picky.
  10. Make a podcast on how to convert video to MP4 and keep the sound synched with lips.
  11. Everything else seems to decay. Even DVD's decay, but the M-Disc is pretty archival. Hard drives seem to lose magnetism over time and the data needs to be re-written to a new part of the drive. The new solid state drives are supposedly very bad for uncharged storage and need to be charged often. I read they may only hold data for a few months or a year without a charge. LTO tape is magnetic based, so it may suffer the same as hard drives with magnetic decay. I was told flash cards are good for 10 years with no charge, but have not tested it. I've tested SD flash cards and they hold the data at least for 5 years with no charge. And unless something is actually tested and tested well, all this is hearsay. The general consensus is to just keep transferring the data to newer and newer forms of storage. But sooner or later you lose something in the translation or something gets left out. It is nice to be able to archive something finally and for the archival record without fears of decay. They got crystal storage, as in laser engraved synthetic quartz, that is very good. But even after 10 years of development they wont come out with it for the general public. And when I say very good, I'm just reading about what they say, I have no experience with crystal storage. Who knows, maybe the crystal drive would cost $10K? For now if you want anything archival and digital, it is the M-Disc. I'm currently finishing up testing a huge group of optical media. About 85% of tests are done, but still have a few stragglers to complete. The original Millenniata M-Disc is very impressive. It survived a year in the sun with no issues whatever, whereas a normal organic based DVD dies in +/- 26 days of sun and a MAM gold DVD lasted only +/- 36 days in the sun. It does not matter if Taiyo-Yuden, AZO or what. If it is organic...the sun will destroy it in short order. The discontinued original Kodak 100 year gold discs were the best DVD I have tested that is not a M-Disc. The Kodak gold were much better than the current MAM gold disc. The Kodak gold disc lasted +/- 55 days of sun. People nowadays rave about the cloud. Well as soon as your account is 30 days in arrears they delete all your data, photos and videos. And who is going to find it in time to archive when you're gone? There is nothing like having something physical...archival.
  12. Anyone shoot one? How long do they average? What type of budget did you have to shoot it?
  13. Hard to compare the Wuhan virus to 1918. Back then they were in the stone age. You have to think how Wuhan would have been back then, not now.
  14. Well, if you virus notions are like your tap water notions you may be in trouble. Many people in the USA drink 'toilet to tap' water. https://danielteolijr.wordpress.com/2016/01/18/6035/ They say virus hits older people hardest. OK, but the young doctor in China that discovered it died from Wuhan virus.
  15. You never know what you will find on tape. Here is a transcription I found this week on an old R/R tape that was transcribed off a record recording. It was made a just couple years right after Israel was formed. https://archive.org/search.php?query=Eddie Cantor United Jewish Appeal
  16. Looks good...very impressive! I'd crop the edges to clean them up. And with the ships that should help a lot with the jitters. I looked at the ships with an overlay mask on the screen and it really improved. The edges really show off stabilization issue. Good luck!
  17. That is what we need in our old 16mm projectors. Some people have to scrounge ebay for used bulbs. I wish they would make LED replacement bulbs for the projectors. That is one reason I don't project much anymore. Bulbs are $$ and getting harder to replace them.
  18. Hello, I can't answer your questions. But you may want to try asking them separately. Too many question in one post makes it hard to answer. Good luck!
  19. Due to virus concerns... https://www.redsharknews.com/production/item/7038-how-will-coronavirus-affect-the-industry-with-nab-just-around-the-corner-opinion
  20. As long as I brought up DVDs above. Here is an example of disc rot caused by bronzing of a silver DVD. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:DVD_bronzing_disc_rot_D.D.Teoli_Jr.jpg Light and heat are the enemy of organic dye DVD's. I've tried most brands. Results are the same, they all fail if organic dye. They are only made for the short term.
  21. Benn transcribing a big box of reel to reel audio tapes. This one if from the mid 50's It ls like a treasure hunt with tape. You have no idea what it is sometimes until you pay it. https://archive.org/search.php?query=Tommy %26 Jimmy Dorsey NYE
  22. I researched the SDDs data retention and it seems to be true that SDD's that are not powered up can lose data pretty fast....like 6 months or if kept in cold storage a year. (And maybe I'm generous with the 6 month figure, so don't hold me to it.) Now HDD's lose can data as well, but it is much, much longer than a SDD. With HDD it is many years. I've tested SanDisk SD camera cards and found the photo data fine after 5 years of no power. The 10 year test is still underway. Hi-tech companies are working on engraving data with a laser onto a small piece of thin quartz glass that is as small as a post-it note to preserve digital data. They may hold 100gb+ of data. But until that is on the market, the M-disc is as archival as it gets for digital. And in the big picture, if you drop the quartz glass on something hard it may shatter, the M-disc wont. But that is just speculation. If you are serious about your digital archive you would have the data backed up on both quartz and M-disc, as well as other HDD's, LTO, Cloud and any other forums of digital storage available to you. As curator and archivist for a photo, ephemera, cine', VHS and audio archive, I deal with a large amount of digital data that needs to be archived, backed up and backed up some more. I am also a photographer and have a huge body of work of my own to preserve. I've used optical media extensively since the late 1990's. For the last few years I've used all sizes of M-discs and found them to be an outstanding media option to use for storing digital data.The organic dye based DVD's are OK short term, as long as they are not exposed to strong light and heat. I just finished transferring a 53 DVD archive to M-disk that was originally burnt in early-mid 2000's. Only one disc had issues, but luckily it had a backup that was OK. And 93% of the defective disc could still be salvaged with special software. If organic dye based DVD's are kept in dark storage and not exposed to heat they hold up OK. They can last 20 years and maybe a lot longer. Only time will tell. Gold MAM-A DVD's don't discolor like silver DVD's and are marginally better than silver with resistance to degrade from sunlight. But when gold DVD's are exposed to sun, they will fail within a few days longer than a silver organic dye based DVD failed. The old Kodak gold '100 year' DVD's were better than the current crop of MAM-A gold DVD's, but again, not by that much, only adding a few days more life in the sun than MAM-A gold DVD's. But, none of these DVD's can vaguely compare to the M-disc when it comes to resistance to sunlight and heat. Now the testing of the Blu-ray M-disc's are still underway. They look to be a different composition than the 4.7gb M-disc. But tests, as completed so far, show the Blu-ray M-disc far outlast organic dye based optical media as well. And standard BR-D hold up fairly well in the sun, lasting a lot longer than standard organic dye based DVD's.My only complaints is that they don't make dual-layer M-discs and CD M-discs. The M-media is all slow to burn, but you learn to live with slow burning as a trade off for archival preservation. With photography I go so far to say the M-disc is more archival than film. Don't believe me? Put your Ektachrome, Kodachrome, Fujichrome, dye transfer prints, 3 strip Technicolor in the sun for a few months and see what happens. Put a M-disk in the sun for a year and the data is still perfect. But if you are lucky to have your material on film, it is just another back up in addition to digital. The moral of the story is have backups...lots of them and refresh periodically. 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. Social Documentary Photography
  23. This is an old announcement, but was news to me. I was looking into SDD's wondering if there were any big SDD's. I came across Samsung's 30TB SDD. https://bgr.com/2018/02/20/samsung-30tb-ssd-release-date-specs-price/ What a monster! I was looking at my old HDD portables lusting after fast SDD's and couldn't help but notice nothing I have is US made. All made in Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Korea and China. I wonder if the USA could even make any hi-tech stuff any longer or cameras and lenses. In the old days the USA did make cameras and lenses. Some people claim a SSD will data if not charged up for some time, others say not true. Well, time will tell. But for now am mainly using old tech HDD as it is much more affordable.
  24. Some sound options for low budget filmmakers. https://learnaboutfilm.com/making-a-film/equipment-for-low-budget-filmmaking/sound-equipment-for-film/
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