Re: London events - Time and Space, 19 July 2009

From: Dinorah de Jesús Rodriguez (email suppressed)
Date: Fri Jul 17 2009 - 08:17:16 PDT

truly. you'd think that the same culture that can keep Walt Disney
on ice for over half a century could figure out where to store
videotapes.... have they looked on ebay?

enjoy today...

Dinorah de Jesús Rodríguez
Film/Video Artist and Freelance Writer

On Jul 17, 2009, at 10:50 AM, Tom B Whiteside wrote:

> This program sounds wonderful. And speaking of Time and Space, is
> it not downright astonishing that NASA seems to have lost the
> original videotapes of the first moon landing? They had developed a
> high resolution video format for that mission, what we saw on
> television was a downgraded version.... but now 40 years later
> they no longer have the originals, they were probably erased and
> recorded over. That unique video format would have been somewhat
> equivalent to Hi-Def today (or so I've heard). BTW, the recorder is
> still up there, I would love to have it for my collection and will
> pay good money to anyone who can fetch it.
> The watercolors painted by Englishman John White 420 years ago on
> his visit to Roanoke Island in the "New World" still exist, they
> are in the British Museum. But 40 year old videotapes.........
> let's see, now where did I put those things? White's paintings were
> translated into engravings and published in 1590 and have pretty
> much been in print ever since that time - but the engravings were
> made by someone who never set foot in the Western Hemisphere,
> details were changed considerably. It is very helpful to also have
> the originals, they were painted on location. For example, I recall
> subsequent versions of the moon landing in which the astronaut was
> flying a flag for MTV, which I do believe is an anachronism ........
> I remember watching the moon landing on tv, the first shot of
> Armstrong's descent of the ladder was (briefly) upside down. Made
> sense to me, the moon was "up there" you know, maybe everything was
> upside down. I was only a kid, but perhaps that moment planted the
> seed for my becoming an experimental filmmaker.
> - Tom Whiteside Durham, North Carolina
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