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  1. NSFW Casting Couch 1924 Condition Sample D. D. Teoli Jr. A. C. : D.D.Teoli Jr. A.C. : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive Condition sample scan of 16mm 1924 film The Casting Couch aka The Casting Director. A best light scan was made of a film section to show you the condition that some films come into the Daniel D. Teoli Jr. Small Gauge Film Archive. In this example, the title and some footage were missing, the film was ripped in a few spots, dirt, emulsion loss and sections were spliced in reverse. Due to exposure problems from making many generations of dupe prints, many of these films will need timed scans to extract as much highlight and shadow detail as possible. <><><><> Japanese Hand-Tinted Collotype from the late Meiji Period DDTJRAC
  2. eBay Photo: Fair Use Amazing what people come up with for solving the scanning cine' film problem. Res is 1.3mp 1280x1024. Too bad it is not higher res. Me? Have no interest in building things. Just want to get the output as simply, as inexpensively and as quickly as possible. AKA...I'm an end user. But isn't that want most people want? Easy, cheap and fast. BUT...it has to be decent quality. I don't like signing my name to shit. Even if my brain required complexities in my life...I couldn't afford it and still get my work done. Some people like complexities...their brain requires it. But if we didn't have the brainy people...we wouldn't get the film scanners built! <><><><> Statue of Liberation through Christ, Memphis TN 2016 Selection from The Americans...60 years after Frank artist's book. By D.D.Teoli Jr. Backstory... I had boondocked outside of Memphis at a Loves truck stop parking lot. I got into Memphis about 9AM. The sun was behind the statue. No time to screw around waiting for the lighting to change. I scouted the best option for 15 minutes and this was the result. Within 20 minutes of my arrival, I was on the road. I drove by Graceland and got a few shots of the graffiti wall. By 5.30PM I was in Paris, TX. Barely enough time to get some shots at that destination before sunset...light was failing fast. ....and was back on the road again. 3000 miles, $500 in gas, boondocked all the way. Showers at truck stops for $15 a pop. Most of my time for the project was spent on both coasts. But one can't neglect Mid-America and still get a proper snapshot of America.
  3. Internet Archive Search: The Quantel Guide to Digital Intermediate Film scanning and production in 2003 How have things changed over the last 2 decades, in what is presented in the publication, other than going from 2K to 4K as a standard. (Or is 4K even the standard nowadays?)
  4. I was going to try the database software at Open Office freeware. But it said I needed Java. Not knowing much about computers or even having faith in my ability to use Open Office, other than as a word processor, I gave up with the Java quest. Today it hit me, I can just make a master folder for my film Archive. I can make text files within the master folder. Each film gets a text file made for it. I can make a text template to paste in each text folder to standardize the info. Now I have an easy-to-use database that is alphabetized and searchable. And If I want to get fancy, I can make the folders suitable for JPEGs and put a few screen shots of each film in each folder. That was what a film collector did with his collection. He would take photos off the screen as he projected the films and put a handful of photos in each film entry. (Although he used fancy database software of some sort for the rest of the work.) It is very easy to get screen shots when you scan a film. You just hit export on the scanner software and boom...you get 5,000 or 10,000 or 30,000 JPEG or TIFF stills. (Of course, if you want them from a scanning company, you pay a few hundred $$ extra for that service.) I can also use my system for the VHS Archive as well. Nearly a thousand VHS, VHS-C and Betamax tapes to organize. Will I do it and get it all computerized in 1990's tech?? (Or is it 1980s?) Don't know. Right now, my goal is to put all the films in the Archive in alphabetical order, label the cans and then write them down in a hand-written log. After than...who knows? But at least I'm excited I have the option if I want it. Even though I write a lot here, I'm not much for typing into the 'puter when it comes to filling out forms. But it is nice being able to search films for content; especially with the home movies that cover a multitude of content areas. <><><><> 16mm GB (Gaumont-British) Reel Selection from Daniel D. Teoli Jr. Small Gauge Film Reel & Can Archive Contributed to the DDTJRAC and photographed by: The Old Film Company
  5. I can't get enough of them and never know what I will find. Everyday is like Christmas. Recently I acquired some 16mm childbirth films from the 1940's. They were labeled 'baby being born.' They turned out to be a bonanaza. The views of 75 year old surgical rooms and dress is fascinitning in itslef, but there is so much more. The anesthesiologist continually drips ether out of a bottle on a dust mask for knocking the gal out. Another clip has the assistant pushing the baby back in the vagina as it tries to come out. Intertitle says something like: Retarded birth to allow for episiotomy. Maybe they wanted more $$ for the episiotomy? Although in 1940's I don't think healthcare was run as a big biz as it is nowadays. Most likely the baby's head was too big for the mommy's birth canal and it was not greed. I have a bunch more in the childbirth series, all sort of things, different types of Caesareans, twins birth, breech birth, etc. They were part of the 50+ films I scanned over the last couple weeks. Still need to PP'em, but I put 2 from the childbirth series up at the I.A. for your perusal. nsfw https://archive.org/search.php?query=childbirth teoli If the Retroscan blows up or gets stolen, I got my money out of it anyway. 50 films = about $8,000 for scanning fees. Now I just need to get the other 1050 films scanned! But I'm not in a rush. Still holding out hope for a benefactor to buy me a cheap Lasergraphics scanner. So, I'm in no hurry to scan all the films twice. And due to no room to work, I had to stow the Retroscan to make room for the copy stand work that I am doing now. And that Retroscan is tiny, so you know I'm cramped. A Japanese / American guy I met, that took a trip to Tokyo, told me they don't go by square feet in Tokyo... they go by square inches! That sounds like me. I'm always looking to find some more square inches! My dream house would be a house with 40 or 50 chrome wire shelving units lining the walls. Getting back to that retarded birth... I may make a 'Retarded birth to allow for episiotomy' production company with the clip of the baby being pushed back in the vag . That would be crazy huh! I love adding some craziness to the films, certain films that is. The more business like films and films that require more respect get more conservative production companies. But it is fun 'having fun' with the films. And when you are underground you can do as you please. I came up with crazy production company names after seeing so many stupid production company names on films where they were trying their best to not be stupid. I thought to myself, "Jeeesus, couldn't they find a better name than that?" So I figured, let me have some fun with it.
  6. Here is the old 1942 16mm Kodachrome home movie I just scanned... https://archive.org/search.php?query=Sooner+or+Later+Y'all+End+Up+on+eBay The title came from a discussion they were having on a film collectors forum. One guy didn't like eBay, he wanted to buy film from yard sales. He was complaining he could find projectors, but he could not find any old films. I told him he has to suck it up and go to eBay. The pickers descend on estate sales at the crack of dawn, they gobble up old photos and any films and boom...Sooner or Later Y'all End Up on eBay! The scan is also an example of what the Retroscan can do. It is pretty much a raw scan. No image stabilization. Just slight color grading as Movavi software is not the best for color grading.
  7. AACA builds a 16mm film scanner Short 16 min film. Machine is slow, but it works!
  8. Hello group, Working on a short film, shot on Super 16mm. Well I just have a humble converted K-3, so the frame rate is not exactly 'accurate'. Sound will all be added in post. But I wonder why all labs here in Europe have a default film scanning frame rate of 25 fps and in the US it is 24 fps. Especially since all cameras I know of meant for screening (as opposed to European TV) always have a frame rate of 24fps, including the old Super 8mm sound cameras. I know that 25fps comes from the old PAL television standard (50 fields per second, 25 frames - all movies shot at 24 fps ran slightly faster to be in sync with the TV standard). I would like to choose a frame rate which is the most compatible with HD 1080p. No planning on getting my humble movie projected theatrically, but I would like to have it as compatible as possible with existing (and if possible future) standards. Also: if I work at 25fps and it will be played back at 24fps or vice-versa (not sure about the digital tech details though), the sound will be altered. At the very least its speed and probably also the pitch, as was the case back in the analog days - which is bad especially for music. Any tune recorded at 24fps and played back at 25fps is almost a half step higher and the tempo is faster (I am a pro musician and I checked it many times). I would love to work at 24fps, simply because it's the cinema standard. My main concerns are compatibility and sound. The look of 24fps vs 25fps is virtually indistinguishable (IMHO) on modern screens and monitors. Any input, insight and tips highly appreciated. Thanks in advance, Christian
  9. Hi my name is Ricky Dominguez form Luna Films in Puerto Rico and we want to transfer all the 16mm material (22,620 ft) that was recorder for a documentary in the 90’s and I want your opinion in what is the best option that you recommend and why. First we have 21,820 ft of negative material and 800 ft of positive from a workprint because the original (negative) material was lost. What should we use to do the transfer, film scanning or telecine, witch one is better and why. What machine would you recommend to do the transfer. What size, 1080, 2K, 3K, 4K and why. Occasionally we will use the same shot as medium shot and then closeup, the documentary will be finish at 1080p so 2K and higher will be better to reframe. We use FCP X so I think ProRes would be the best option but which one 422, 422 HQ, 4444, 4444 XQ What company do you recommend to do the transfer and why. As always the budget is limited so what would be the best price for a good quality film transfer. Thanks for all the help. Ricky Dominguez
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