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Good article on music recording... plus time travel!
Jay Rose posted a topic in General DiscussionToday's New York Times has a nice article about early country music recording and its stars. Also this: ...which would surely amaze the engineers trying to make magnetic recording a practical music medium before we captured the German innovation of high-frequency bias after WWII.
Witnesses of words - Book
Ernesto Figge posted a topic in General Discussion
Help! Contact person at Oscars?
guynoir posted a topic in General DiscussionDoes anybody have a contact name/number email for someone at the Academy? I'm writing a history piece on technical achievements and the Oscars for sound technology are important! I wrote to the website....nothin'. I'm going to need a member who can point me the right way. Thanks! John
Where it all began...
Hugh Holesome posted a topic in EquipmentNear Detroit is a museum that contains much from Thomas Edison, including his actual Menlo Park Laboratory that was shipped here by Henry Ford (along with New Jersey soil for it to sit on, at Edison's request) On a recent shoot there I took my Sound Devices kit to meet it's Great Great Great Grandfather!
Early issues of International Photographer now online
Scott Smith posted a topic in CurrentFor those that are interested in the early history of the film industry, the first volumes (1929-1941) of "International Photographer" are now available online at http://www.archive.org (Type in Local 659 in the search field). This publication was the forerunner to the "American Cinematographer". Don't be put off by the name, though. There are quite a number of articles dealing with the early development of film sound, for those that are interested in such stuff. Major kudos to Dino Everett at the USC Cinema Archives, and David Pearce at the Internet Archive for taking on this effort. --S