Abbott and Costello

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Bob Furmanek, Nov 25, 2019.

  1. Bob Furmanek

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  3. Jerry

    Jerry Grateful Gort Staff

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    What's up first? Sounds like a monster project!

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  4. vinnie

    vinnie Forum Resident

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    Who's up first! :D
     
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  5. Jerry

    Jerry Grateful Gort Staff

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    No, Who's Next!
     
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    I have an idea what it might be but I'll wait and be surprised.
     
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  8. Bob Furmanek

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    Our exciting new Abbott and Costello restoration project will be announced on Sunday, December 1 at 2 PM EST.

    Until then, don't lose your head and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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  10. Chip TRG

    Chip TRG Senior Member

    Who's better, Who's best!
     
  11. Bob Furmanek

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    From 1954, now THIS is a balloon!

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  12. Bob Furmanek

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  13. Bob Furmanek

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    Help us save and restore Abbott and Costello's AFRICA SCREAMS for Blu-ray release!

    www.tinyurl.com/SaveAbbottAndCostello

    Please share this campaign and spread the news. Thank you very much!

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  14. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    best of luck! hope you reach your goal ASAP! will spread the word and send this around...by the way I love your book! had it for years since day one when it hit the book stores! really well done!
     
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  15. Johnny Action

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    Baba O’Riley!
     
  16. Bob Furmanek

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    We are only 24 hours into the campaign and have already reached 77% of our goal. That is simply fantastic and to say that we are overwhelmed would be an understatement!

    To show our appreciation, we’re going to fast track an upload of the 35mm nitrate test clip and plan to have that posted for you tomorrow.

    Thank you very much to our wonderful backers and please help spread the news of this project and get us to $7500!

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  17. Chip TRG

    Chip TRG Senior Member

    Not only is Bob a personal friend, but he is *THE* guy to spearhead a project like this, and I think that it is amazing that as I write this--only a few hours over one day since he launched the Kickstarter campaign--it is literally just under $250 from it's goal!

    Let's make it happen before Bob goes to sleep for the night! :D:D:D:D:D
     
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  18. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    he will succeed! I'm betting on it!; )
     
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  19. Bob Furmanek

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    You've done it!

    Reaching our goal of $7500 in less than 29 hours is simply remarkable. On behalf of the entire 3-D Film Archive team, thank you VERY much!

    AFRICA SCREAMS will finally be preserved and available in outstanding quality. Every single backer should feel quite proud for what they've done.

    Please continue to share the campaign for potential backers that would like the various rewards that we've offered. Stay tuned for tomorrow's update to see a sample clip scanned from the original 35mm nitrate master!

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  20. Chip TRG

    Chip TRG Senior Member

    The word here is "Boom."

    CONGRATS, BOB!!!!!!
     
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  21. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    YEAH!!!! CONGRATS!!! WOW! I Love Abbott & Costello and I'm thrilled...Can't wait to see the result tomorrow!
     
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  22. Bob Furmanek

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    As promised, the test scan from 35mm nitrate. Be sure to watch in 1080p HD!

     
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  23. Bob Furmanek

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    This footage was scanned in 4K resolution from the composite nitrate 35mm fine grain master positive. There is some baked-in jitter on the raw scan from film shrinkage but that has been stabilized. We have not yet done image grading, dirt clean-up or audio sweetening. I wanted to share this clip ASAP and as you can see, the incredible quality of the original nitrate material speaks for itself!

    Please continue to share our campaign. Extra funds that we raise will enable us to do additional restoration work on Africa Screams and pursue other licenses for future Abbott and Costello (and 3-D) restoration projects.

    We'll be announcing some very cool stretch goals within the week. Thank you!
     
  24. Bob Furmanek

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    Thank you to everyone for your interest and support. We've done so incredibly well!

    If we can get the campaign to hit $15,000.00, we'll launch our first stretch goal. There are some VERY cool extras waiting in the wings so please continue to share this project and help us to reach that milestone.

    Here's a sample of the rare images that will be included in a Photo Gallery on this release. Bud, Lou and Hillary Brooke leave the African jungle and cool off with some ice cream during a break in filming. I like the stagehand in the foreground who was probably told to quickly get out of the shot!

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  25. JM Jones

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    There is outtake footage from Africa Screams on Youtube.
     

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