Sunday, May 18, 2014

The Dial Typewriter - Another Battle Creek FIRST!

From March 2, 1953 to March 6, 1956, the patent for an electric dial typewriter 'toy' was being processed.  I don't believe the DialRite company evolved much further than this drawing.  At least, I can't find an example of it anywhere (as with its inspiration, the dial telephone)!  J. W. Ehemann was the inventor.
...I wonder how effectively it could hold prescription labels...

Saturday, April 05, 2014

Reworking "Minnie's Yoo Hoo"

When I picked up my public domain print of "Minnie's Yoo Hoo" (1930) and first ran it through my projector, I thought something had gone horribly wrong.  This was obviously not Walt Disney providing the voice.  In fact, it could easily have been the furthest from any interpretation of the voice of Mickey Mouse.

Nonetheless, when converting my Super 8mm films to video many years back, I threw the print into the pile, just in case the day were to ever arrive when my projector bulb burned out and my 8mm prints would no longer be viewable without a trip to Ebay.

That day has come and gone, and with the further conversion from VHS to digital, I figured that I might as well play a bit with the soundtrack.

So, with the use of Audition (I'm pretty sure it's still a nice antique beta version) and Sony Vegas, I worked up this version.


Sunday, February 09, 2014

And just to be silly - Everything in Reverse!

Might as well stretch things out further by running everything in reverse as well:

Sindecuse Interstitial #3 - Train Ride

A different collection of stills, from the Gilmore Theatre to the health center, shot over two days when the battery failed.  You will note the change in the sky color about midway.  The banking effect didn't quite come out as planned.  As with the other examples, everything was shot in 0.3meg pixel six for quick import and assembly using Sony Vegas as the editing software.  Four frames per image, with one frame overlapping the previous image. 

The ending after the flagpole was accelerated further with Vegas effects following the render to mp4 format.

Here goes!


Sindecuse Interstitial #2 - Cartoony Sound Effects

The same footage as the previous posting, with different sound effects:


Interstitial Stop Motion Pieces - Sindecuse Pharmacy at WMU

Last June, there were days that actually resembled lunch breaks at the pharmacy, and about 600 photographs cluttered the SD drive in no time.  Finally, when nobody was looking, the assembly was possible.  And that allowed for several variations, mainly based on changes in pacing and soundtracks.  Here goes...

Number One: SciFi type SFX