In response to this recent issue, some friends have suggested that I don't "make enough noise" about my achievements within the industry.
To the regulars, please forgive this little self-promotion.
My first industry job was in 1980 at the age of 19 when I was hired to work with one-of-a-kind nitrate film elements, including the original 35mm elements for WAY DOWN EAST that were restored for the Museum of Modern Art.
I'm a published author; have produced award-winning laser discs and RIAA-certified gold records; have personally restored four feature films; helped to save and restore 35mm film capability to a shuttered 1929 movie palace; found the long-lost nitrate camera negative to MEET JOHN DOE and the trims from the color STAR TREK pilot; produced a weekly prime-time TV show on American Movie Classics for six months; worked as personal archivist to both Jerry Lewis and the Abbott and Costello Estates, and built the world's largest archive of vintage stereoscopic film elements.
I started compiling studio documents and industry trade journals on the 1952-1955 period for my 3-D research about 30 years ago.
Jack Theakston and I began doing serious research on the widescreen transition in 2007.
It's worth noting that we have provided all of our research and aspect ratio data to the various studios/copyright holders free of charge.
My clients include Warner Bros, NBC Universal, Criterion Collection, the British Film Institute, the UCLA Film and Television Archive, the David Packard/Stanford Theater Foundation, Paramount Pictures, the Elvis Presley Estate, 20th Century Fox, Billboard Magazine, NBC Television, MCA Home Video, RCA Records, Museum of the Moving Image, Abbott and Costello Enterprises, BBC Television and many more.
A brief bio: http://www.hometheat...tant/?p=3784899
An interview: http://www.drfilm.net/blog/?p=294
History of the 3-D Film Archive: http://www.3dfilmarc...-of-the-archive
And now back to our regularly scheduled program!