Greetings fellow equipment hoarders, old-timers, and young
actors that can look like hippies and old dressed people holding
apparatus and narrating, camera people, lighting, composers, etc etc
We are shooting a video on
HISTORY AND EVOLUTION OF VTRs/ VCRs
Here is what we need....
- Photos of you in olden times using the equipment (or film of
video footage showing you at it) ( it is easier to clear rights on
a photo that someone you now is in rather than a cool photo you manage
to buy of ebay..)
- Any photos that you have done whereas the equipment
is taken apart showing views internally form all angles ( yea yea
we can tear ours apart but why re-invent is not needed?)
- Narratives to use as voice-overs from "those that
used the stuff"
- I would love to find some of the 16 mm film during Dan
Berrigan's Danbury prison release... We have several tapes
shot from the portapack... BUT I would live to have
some film showing this guy in action that was running the 3400!
- We will do a real short introduction on the start of tape
technology just to introduce the viewer but the purpose of this
production will be to emphasize the history of the Portable Unit.
- Also one area that will receive some treatment is
the switch over from 16 mm film such as Cinema
products CP16 and Yoder modified Bach Auricons, again we will not
dwell on it but believe it needs to be covered. (does anyone still have
their CP 16 and Iron Maiden chest mount?)
This project will also result in a pictorial section on the
museums website as well.
Anyone that wishes to be involved I this from the
resource or crew or ?? any capacity is welcome. It will be fun and
a way of leaving a record for the future.
We probably need to take into account early mobile
truck contained video also in the Intro
And of course at the end flash forward
current mobile streaming handheld devices...
Awards? Accolades and Credits?
People participating will be awarded such as we
acquire them Money? Doubt this will be a money-maker....
but... it needs to be done.
Ed Sharpe, Archivist for SMECC
See the Museum's Web Site at www.smecc.org
We are always looking for items to add to the museum's display and ref.
library - please advise if you have anything we can use.
Coury House / SMECC
5802 W. Palmaire Ave. Phone 623-435-1522
Glendale Az 85301 USA