Saturday, May 17, 2008

Random Thoughts

Well folks, as you can see, I've been away from the blog for some time. This is due to the school semester winding down to a close among various other things. Thankfully this summer I will have ample time to dedicate to animation history related pursuits.
What is new in the life of Tom? Well, I've reached a goal that I had set some years back- that was to one day own a 16mm film transferring machine! I'm happy to report that I'm a proud owner of a brand new Tobin TVT-16 unit which gives great transfers right in my own home. No more risking my rare films in transit...some have in fact been lost that way! :-(
This means that now I will be able to not only put plenty of scarce material onto the market, but do it in a much more professional way than I had been doing formerly. As you can imagine, some projects are now in the works that will blow the minds of all you early/silent/obscure animation fans.
Besides working on this particular venture, I will have more time to update the blog- I've been looking forward to keeping it more up to date and keeping you guys and gals stimulated.
And now, I will treat you to a 'classic' from my 16mm collection, ROUGH ON RATS from Van Beuren. This is a quick transfer to video made while Thad Komorowski was visiting recently (hence him uploading it to youtube). Enjoy and I'll be seein' ya.

6 comments:

Marc Deckter said...

Congrats on obtaining the Tobin TVT-16 unit!

I, for one, am thrilled that this device is now in your hands.

Can't wait to see what you come up with next for the fans of the silents, and thanks for posting this great van beuren short as well.

ramapith said...

Oh, you'll wait, Marc. But it's SO going to be worth it. Trust me... I know!

Lee Glover said...

Nice to see ya back, Tom! And congrats on getting your Tobin unit. Looking forward to seeing your future DVDs!

Also, thanks for posting that great Van Beuren cartoon. I've never seen that one before, and I'm a HUGE fan of those toons.

Craig D said...

Oooh La La!

How about a post on how you came to acquire the TVT-16?

Congrats.

Chris Sobieniak said...

I feel jealous just noticing it now. Wish I had one for the films I want to have video copies of!

King of [Silent] Cartoons said...

Hey Chris, I do offer a transfer service if you're interested!