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Daniel D. Teoli Jr.

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  1. Social acceptability? All this PC stuff is crap. The lying politicians got the people all bamboozled, don't they. These PC freaks are not even running for political office, yet they have to be PC at ALL costs. PC is nothing more than code the lying politicians invented to not say anything that would hurt their chances at getting elected. PC has nothing to do with truth, it only has to do with what can be sold to a confused society. I read an article the other day about the PC people and 'cancel culture' as in destroying people, companies, cities or states that toe the PC party line. https://www.prospectmagazine.co.uk/life/with-cancel-culture-political-correctness-has-indeed-gone-mad That is their greatest joy isn't it...destroying anything they don't agree with in their narrow world view. That is one of the joys about working underground. You are already cancelled as far as the curators and art world goes. When you are underground, as long as it is legal, you do as you like and let the proverbial chips fall where they may. I have not seen the Joker. From the TV clips I saw it did not appeal to me. But in the soft civil war America is in, our world may get more and more violent as one side forces its will on the other. So maybe I should see Joker as a prognosticator and just for the violence. If the violence is that noteworthy that it would knock Joker down from receiving best picture, that it would rightly deserve, then I should see what it is all about.
  2. Do you think the rapids were computer? I wondered why he did not drown. The rapids looked pretty rough. He had no flotation device. I don't remember if he had any heavy gear on, but heavy boots and all don't help.
  3. ...that is the title of Justin Chang's NPR review of 1917 at the link. Short 6m57s audio: https://archive.org/details/1917isamindbogglingtechnologicalachievementbutnotagreatfilm I guess he is of the school of Robby Muller who didn't like the camera to distract from the film's message. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Justin_Chang Couldn't argue much with Chang's critical views of the film. He had valid points, albeit nitpicky to me. But where one can argue is when it comes to the art...is 1917 a great film or not? Of course, art is always in the eye of the beholder. To me 1917 is a stupendous film.
  4. Thanks for the replies. Your animation was my second choice Malcom. Very nice. I was thinking it would be like spinning or revolving a coin on edge, just slow. But if it is $$, then it is out of my budget. No, have not considered lo-fi approach. But good idea to try for some things. I like your animation Malcolm. I will see if my software does it. I have Movavi film editor. When I write the Russians they don't offer much support. If I figure it out I will list you in the credits for technical advisor Malcolm. If you don't want to be mentioned in my films, let me know. They are mostly underground material. And it would not be the first, second or tenth time people don't like to be associated with me, so no problem. I also bought a copy of Premier Elements but have not tried it as yet. I wanted to put it on another computer. I've found some of these video software programs clash if on the same computer. I've got a the free DaVinci. But it is too complex for me. I didn't know what NLE meant Will. Here is something about it for any of you also in the dark. Yes, budget is always an issue Malcolm. I work in many areas. It all takes $$ and movies are the most money sucking.
  5. Yes Perry, no one is disputing the color work. Here is the reps reply on it. The scratches were removed with the wet gate and then the FRS software was used for grain reduction, dirt removal and a little sharpening. There is a weird perception to the eye when you remove some of the grain the impression is that the image softens slightly, hence a little sharpening is applied.
  6. https://www.redsharknews.com/production/item/6913-this-is-revolutionary-the-world-s-first-liquid-lens-lightfield-camera "The coming revolution in holographic video technology has been given a boost with the unique approach of Spanish start-up Wooptix. It has presented the first single lens light field camera capable of capturing light field video in real time and it does so using a liquid lens."
  7. Don't know. If they have software that does that then who needs wetgate? I will ask the rep. And if it is not all wetgate, then it is a lie by the company. Here was a another video he sent. I think this one shows the wetgate with no color correction. https://www.dropbox.com/s/uhdrfjb7gawldy5/2 - wetgate-scratches.avi?dl=0
  8. Here are the FilmFabriek before and after wetgate photos, but WordPress reduced them so not as sharp as originals. Still, gives you a good comparison. https://danieldteolijrarchivalcollection.wordpress.com/2020/01/14/before-and-after-example-of-filmfabriek-wet-gate-scan-of-cine-film/
  9. Real wet gate or not, FilmFabriek does a nice job. Here are 2 sample videos the company rep sent me. https://www.dropbox.com/s/cwtw5des7tlc4tj/1%20-%20no-wetgate-scratches.avi?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/cd272iik73mwqee/3%20-%20wetgate-scratches-restoration%400DiGrSh.avi?dl=0 I have a nice before and after photo, but you can't see much with my very low photo limit here. Take my word for it...amazing!
  10. Some large format guy used to travel with a changing bag so the inspectors could fondle his sheet film in the dark. He allowed 45 minutes extra. I don't have the personality for it.
  11. Very nice! Good range of photography and it looks good. @.+/- 53 the guy looks kinda choppy coming into the frame. @ +/-1.47 it looks kinda choppy with beginning of the couch scene. (Or did you want it that way?) Anyway, no big deal. But the real issue is your text at the end is hard to read. I'd say may your text bigger and more readable. Good luck!
  12. You need to cover the waterfront OP. Yoga...aerobics...weights...sleep...good diet. (everything I need to do myself!) Good luck!
  13. Why not pay for a short test reel scan by the scanning companies you are interested in. Then see how it looks after post. Or are you buying a scanner?
  14. Predictions for Best Picture nominations for 2020 Oscars Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Little Women 1917 The Irishman Marriage Story Joker Ford vs. Ferrari Parasite JoJo Rabbit List from: https://observer.com/2020/01/oscar-nomination-predictions-netflix-1917-ouatih-parasite/ Have not seen them all, but my pick is 1917 No matter how your slice it...Deakins is a wizard.
  15. There is a good behind the scene film on how Delicatessen was shot in the specials features. Fascinating. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delicatessen_(1991_film) I got my copy from the library. Great film.
  16. I bought a 16mm reel on spec from a picker. It was labelled Sand Witches Wood Nymphs. The picker had no idea of the content. Sure enough it had the 2 productions from Cine Arts on it. Sadly the film was torn up with blown sprockets and in pieces. They had used tape to hold the pieces together. Over the years the tape had decomposed and the adhesive had spread all over. In any case I was able to salvage +/- 95% of the films. Now have to deal with the torn up sprockets with the scan. Some of the worst sprocket damage I've seen. Sprockets are almost completely torn out. The scanner aligns the scan from the sprockets. Maybe it needs to have the sprockets restored via Perf-Fix to scan? Last night at 1AM I got the idea to start working the production date into my films. Sometimes very hard to dig up info on these obscure films. IMDB usually has most of the dates. But some of them are wrong and some films are not to be found. Hollywood Sand Witches is from1928. Film stock code is 1929. Still researching The Wood Nymphs. The next films in the works are the 1920 film Getting His Goat and a 1920's film called Flapper's Parade
  17. Film is NSFW At the beginning of this film is a rusty film reel. (@22 sec.) I have a hi-res jpeg scan of it. Scan is way above 4K res. Can the reel be made to slowly revolve on its axis or move around slowly as a reel normally moves? I only have 1 photo of it. If it can't be made to revolve and can only spin I may want 2 versions. One slowly spinning and 1 picking up speed as it spins. (That is the problem when you can't do things yourself. You don't know what you want until you see it.) If so, where do you go to get this work done and how much does it cost? I want a 4K AVI file of it, a few seconds long in animation. I would like to use it as a trademark of sort for my other films. Thanks
  18. If so how much time and are you reimbursed for supplies and time?
  19. On the average workday and when things don't work out as planned and you work overtime. (Or is there even such a thing as overtime.)
  20. Cine is $$ from what I see. You can buy Pentax 50mm 1.7 lenses on eBay for $20 to $30 each. Experiment with them.
  21. I would have thought that there is no time better to be in that biz. With all the media, series, Netflix, channels, films and all. What you say sounds very similar to still photography. At Xmas they had some TV ads shot with a iPhone in the snow. They looked great on my small TV. Was really amazed. They may even look good on a big TV. Not having a smart phone I never used one, but I couldn't believe what the phone can do.
  22. Do you have a lot of issues come up like that or is it more of a worry?
  23. Is it common they shoot real bullets? Sounds like they are begging for an accident.
  24. https://www.videomaker.com/how-to/planning/how-to-make-an-awesome-shot-list-for-your-film-or-video-project Good article on using shot lists / storyboards. My shot list is usually just some notes on a scrap paper. I could use with more organization.
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