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by Garrett Gilchrist
Thu Sep 09, 2021 1:13 pm
Forum: The Big Round Room
Topic: The Thief and the Cobbler: Recobbled Cut Mark 4
Replies: 1946
Views: 2223127

Re: The Thief and the Cobbler: Recobbled Cut Mark 4

The backstory of The Thief and the Cobbler, and how it never got completed, is a sad and fascinating one that captivated me since I first heard about it in 1989. There are now hundreds of Youtube videos, podcast and blog posts telling the story of what happened to The Thief and the Cobbler. And none...
by Garrett Gilchrist
Thu Sep 09, 2021 10:30 am
Forum: The Big Round Room
Topic: Things I Say
Replies: 365
Views: 214924

Re: Things I Say

In 2016, a Youtuber posted a trailer in which he threatened to review a movie I’d made as a teenager, back in 2000. He was one of those Nostalgia Critic knockoff types- I’ll call him The Cinema Psycho. It was something like that. Between 2001-2003 I attended a tiny amateur film festival in South Dak...
by Garrett Gilchrist
Wed Sep 08, 2021 12:31 pm
Forum: The Big Round Room
Topic: Things I Say
Replies: 365
Views: 214924

Re: Things I Say

If we understand "Gangsta's Paradise" as a dark parody of Stevie Wonder's "Pastime Paradise," then Coolio and "Weird Al" Yankovic were effectively doing the same exact thing. In this essay I will
by Garrett Gilchrist
Tue Sep 07, 2021 2:41 pm
Forum: The Big Round Room
Topic: Video Restoration Thread
Replies: 44
Views: 41961

Re: Video Restoration Thread

MiniDV-based digital editing technology first became popular between 1998 and 2001, and it's remarkable how fast it's become not only obsolete but very difficult to archive and work with on modern platforms. Although I upgraded to HD by 2016 at the latest, I was still using MiniDV tech as late as 20...
by Garrett Gilchrist
Tue Sep 07, 2021 9:32 am
Forum: The Big Round Room
Topic: Things I Say
Replies: 365
Views: 214924

Re: Things I Say

Old business. 3 TB worth of it, in MiniDV format. Captured some old tapes. A few hundred of them. Now I'm secretly uploading some of my old movies from high school, for an audience of about four people. Looking for any evidence of these on the internet, and a newspaper in Indiana mentions them in th...
by Garrett Gilchrist
Mon Sep 06, 2021 6:56 am
Forum: The Big Round Room
Topic: Movie Thread: The Dissection Room
Replies: 690
Views: 544462

Re: Movie Thread: The Dissection Room

The BFI held (and Universal still hold) an incomplete/damaged copy of the otherwise-lost epilogue to 1931's Dracula. Cut from rereleases, it's never been on any home video release, but was excerpted in a 1999 documentary. "Was able to get in touch with David J. Skal. The footage of the epilogue...
by Garrett Gilchrist
Sun Sep 05, 2021 6:03 am
Forum: The Big Round Room
Topic: Video Restoration Thread
Replies: 44
Views: 41961

Re: Video Restoration Thread

It's one of those nights where I'm running into something which should be simple and straightforward, but turns out to be difficult and not supported in most software- -that is, deinterlacing video Yadif-style on Mac OSX High Sierra. Driving myself insane with this. "I could just do a bob in Pr...
by Garrett Gilchrist
Sun Sep 05, 2021 6:02 am
Forum: The Big Round Room
Topic: Muppet Thread: The Henson Legacy
Replies: 365
Views: 392317

Re: Muppet Thread: The Henson Legacy

RIP Willard Scott. Also the original Ronald McDonald. I believe this is my restoration of his Jim Henson Hour appearance excerpted here. Which is available at Archive. https://youtu.be/8yPRC8cotp8 He did an episode of The Jim Henson Hour (and had worked with Jim on Jim's first TV jobs). https://arch...
by Garrett Gilchrist
Sat Sep 04, 2021 11:31 pm
Forum: The Big Round Room
Topic: Raggedy Ann & Andy Thread
Replies: 114
Views: 168832

Re: Raggedy Ann & Andy Thread

If you tuned into the Chuck Jones Christmas Raggedy Ann special in 1980, you'd have seen these ads at the very end, and a newsbreak about the murder of musician John Lennon. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wDR-cV0hlc Lawrence Welk featured Raggedy Ann & Andy for Christmas 1966 and Halloween 197...