On the topic of Hi-8....
I've been digitizing some of mine and some are just dreadful for
building up gunk on the heads of the player. I find myself having to
Do Hi-8 tapes develop SSS or something like? What is the solution?
On 12/20/2010 3:56 PM, Michael Biel wrote:
> On 12/20/2010 3:15 PM, [log in to unmask] wrote:
>> Wasn't this the time that we had composer Gerald Marks as speaker, and
>> ARSC didn't provide him a piano?
> Oh my, yes. That was so funny -- he made the funniest comments about the
> situation. I'm glad it wasn't my year to be program chair! I have that
> on tape too, he went up to the front of the stage and was about 10 feet
> from me.
> Joe Salerno asked what I was going to do with these recordings, and from
> some suggestions by several IASA execs at the last conference, we need
> to find a grant to get them professionally digitized. I left the VHS and
> DV tapes up with Leah and I have the 8mm here, and probably also a
> couple of the VHS that were in the box of 8mm that I had planned to
> bring up there but forgot. We'll work on an inventory over the winter
> and see what comes up with the ARSC and IASA boards.
> George is right about the permissions, and I have usually worked off of
> the permission sheets ARSC has gotten for the recordings they do. We've
> been turned down only a few times, but actually I have not done any
> distribution except to the presenters themselves if they have asked. (At
> IASA in Canberra, George really surprised me when he said he didn't want
> to be taped!! I thought he was pulling my leg at first, then I realized
> he was serious. So into the bag went the camera.) We used a few snippets
> in Leah's documentary (and that section is on you-tube), and long ago I
> did a presentation at the collector's clubs in Sydney Australia and the
> City of London showing some short excerpts of American discographers and
> researchers they might not otherwise get to meet. The Fagan and Moran
> talk is in the Victor project archive and might go on line eventually.
> Leah's video of the first First Sounds presentation is part of their
> archive, and David G says he shows it alot (which reminds me that Leah
> needs to get him the most recent presentation tape.)
> ARSC's ARSChive at Univ of Maryland has incomplete audio going back into
> the 60s, but for me the most exciting thing were the still photographs
> Paul Jackson took of the MLA "rump session" where ARSC was created. He
> also took photos of the first conferences thru at least 1972. We need to
> get them digitized so that we can show them to Paul, and Steve Smolian
> and David Hall, to get identifications of the people in the photos. They
> are 1/2 frame 35mm and most of the negatives are there. (And George, I
> think I have footage of when HAL FLAKSER cornered you at the ARSC
> opening party in NYC. I tried to run interference but he was determined
> to get to you once he heard there was someone from Denmark there.)
> Mike Biel [log in to unmask]