Saw Mitski perform today along with Japanese Breakfast and Jay Som. It was nice seeing someone like me up there doing something that I would like to do someday. Had a hard time seeing anything on stage through the heads of the overly affectionate couple in front of me, but it was still a good time
The images of the #film frames themselves get all the attention, but if you look closely at a strip of #35mm film you can see the #soundtrack, an equally important and often underappreciated component of the #movie experience. There are actually several areas on a strip of 35mm film where different versions of the film’s soundtrack are recorded. Each is compatible with a different #sound system. Here, you can see two of them clearly. The large light blue track is the “optical soundtrack.“ On this track, sound information is recorded as images of #waveforms. This film has a #stereo soundtrack, one waveform for the left channel and one for the right. During playback, a small light shines through this part of the film strip onto the #optical sensors of the #projector’s sound head. Those sensors translate the waveform images into the sound you hear in the #theater. In later years, this optical soundtrack was considered an “#analog backup” to the #Dolby Digital soundtrack, which is actually printed between the #perforations of the film frame. If you look very closely, you can even see the #DolbyDigital logo printed at the center of each square of Dolby Digital sound. There are other hidden soundtracks as well, but I’ll save those for another day. (Get a print: http://shop.tmu.co ) #TheCueDot #cinema #projectionbooth #filmmaking #vintage #technology #movies #audio
The Hank Green + Driftless Pony Club + Harry and the Potters + Rob Scallon + Andrew Huang TOUR BECAUSE AWESOME Tour are starting to sell out. Here’s the most up to date and comprehensive list of where we’ll be and where you can get tickets.
6/30 Pomona, CA -The Glass House - w/ Hank Green, Harry and the Potters, Rob Scallon, and Andrew Huang - Tickets
7/1 San Francisco, CA - Slims - w/ Hank Green, Harry and the Potters, Rob Scallon, and Andrew Huang -Tickets
7/2 Eugene, OR - WOW Hall w/ Hank Green, Harry and the Potters, Rob Scallon, and Andrew Huang - Tickets 7/3 Portland, OR - Analog Theater - w/ Hank Green, Harry and the Potters, Rob Scallon, and Andrew Huang - Tickets7/5 Seattle, WA - The Crocodile - w/ Hank Green, Rob Scallon - EARLY SHOW SOLD OUT - Late show added - Tickets (No Harry and the Potters at this show.)
7/6 Boise, ID - The Crux w/ Hank Green, Harry and the Potters, Rob Scallon, and Andrew Huang - Tickets 7/7 Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex- w/ Hank Green, Harry and the Potters, Rob Scallon, and Andrew Huang - Tickets7/9 Denver, CO - Summit Music Hall - w/ Hank Green, Harry and the Potters, Rob Scallon, and Andrew Huang - Tickets
See you there!