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Rachel Carter
Expert Film Handler

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From: Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA
Registered: Dec 2000


 - posted 12-26-2000 01:22 PM      Profile for Rachel Carter   Email Rachel Carter   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Well, Christmas is over So its time to start saying Happy New Year!!!

What is everyones Theater/Projection New Years Resolution??? Mine is to catch up on my Projection Maintenance (Fun Fun )and to not let my employees get away with too much (I tend to be too easy on them)....

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!


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Sean McKinnon
Phenomenal Film Handler

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From: Peabody Massachusetts
Registered: Sep 2000


 - posted 12-27-2000 01:15 AM      Profile for Sean McKinnon   Email Sean McKinnon   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
My new years resolution?
To budget my time better
get everything done
find time to keep the booth as spotless as id like it
get out at 10 everynight (like my schedule says)
Not work more than 40 hours a week!

Yeah Right!

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I love to smoke I smoke seventhousand packs a day and I'm never F*&ing quittin!-- Denis Leary

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Erik Schill
Film Handler

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From: Rochester, NY, USA
Registered: Nov 2000


 - posted 12-27-2000 11:54 PM      Profile for Erik Schill   Email Erik Schill   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
my resolution is to get a new job by june 1st, cause this one is driving me crazy

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Randy Stankey
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From: Erie, Pennsylvania
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 - posted 12-28-2000 07:08 AM      Profile for Randy Stankey   Email Randy Stankey   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
That's no drive, Erik. More like a short PUTT!

You don't HAVE to be crazy to work in this business... BUT IT HELPS!


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John Pytlak
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From: Rochester, NY 14650-1922
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 - posted 12-28-2000 09:14 AM      Profile for John Pytlak   Author's Homepage   Email John Pytlak   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Simple resolution for everyone: "FILM DONE RIGHT"!

(With a little help from your friends on Film-Tech).

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John P. Pytlak, Senior Technical Specialist
Worldwide Technical Services, Entertainment Imaging
Eastman Kodak Company
Research Labs, Building 69, Room 7419
Rochester, New York, 14650-1922 USA
Tel: 716-477-5325 Cell: 716-781-4036 Fax: 716-722-7243
E-Mail: john.pytlak@kodak.com

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Manuel Francisco Valencia
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From: Oklahoma City, OK, USA
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 - posted 12-28-2000 01:32 PM      Profile for Manuel Francisco Valencia   Email Manuel Francisco Valencia   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
My resolution is to get the message into everyones head that projection is a skilled position that only a person with self-motivation and attention to detail can elevate to. If any of you guys happen to be in my area on your next vacation, even though I seriously doubt that, stop by and we can yell at them together.

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Gracia L. Babbidge
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From: Bowdoin, Maine
Registered: Aug 2000


 - posted 12-29-2000 01:23 AM      Profile for Gracia L. Babbidge   Author's Homepage   Email Gracia L. Babbidge   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
quote:
Originally posted by Manuel Francisco Valencia:
...projection is a skilled position that only a person with self-motivation and attention to detail can elevate to...


Oooh. I gotta write that down and post it in as many random places around my theater as possible!
Just have to re-word it a bit so that is does not end with a preposition...

~GLB

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John Pytlak
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 - posted 12-29-2000 07:30 AM      Profile for John Pytlak   Author's Homepage   Email John Pytlak   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Another good resolution for everyone on Film-Tech: SPREAD THE WORD!

Get other film handlers in your theatre, and in other theatres, to log onto Film-Tech and join in the sharing of information. If they truly care about good presentation, they will stay to learn and contribute their own experience. And spread the word to the managers and decision-makers who need to know the "trials and tribulations" of what goes on in the booth, so they can be more supportive of maintaining the best in projection and sound quality, and keeping skilled people in the projection room.

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John P. Pytlak, Senior Technical Specialist
Worldwide Technical Services, Entertainment Imaging
Eastman Kodak Company
Research Labs, Building 69, Room 7419
Rochester, New York, 14650-1922 USA
Tel: 716-477-5325 Cell: 716-781-4036 Fax: 716-722-7243
E-Mail: john.pytlak@kodak.com

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Rachel Carter
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 - posted 12-30-2000 01:08 AM      Profile for Rachel Carter   Email Rachel Carter   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
John, it would be great if more people visited film-tech, maybe they would realize how much it means to all the other projectionists that they treat their films right because we end up with them sometimes

YEAH RIGHT!

Speaking of the above, I have a current "regular" employee that I am teaching projection to. He's been doing it now under my supervision for about 3 months. I must have told him a million times...."never move a movie by yourself, but if it is absolutly nessasary you do, always use "AT LEAST" 3 braces"......I got a call on my day off that he dropped the film, he only used 1 brace UGHHHHHHH I wish they listened!!!!! It is so annoying when new projectionists think they know better then the experianced ones....anyway...I had to go to work at 2 AM and fix it so I am a bit annoyed...the film didn't run and I have some pretty pictures of it on the floor

Sorry guys, I'm just fuming a little

I'll try to get the pics up soon (although I'm sure everyones seen a film on the floor ).

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Brad Miller
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From: Plano, TX (36.2 miles NW of Rockwall)
Registered: May 99


 - posted 12-30-2000 05:37 AM      Profile for Brad Miller   Author's Homepage   Email Brad Miller       Edit/Delete Post 
Perhaps Steve Guttag could use that picture in his signature of his posts?

I highly recommend the next time that happens to make the guy stand right there and watch the entire time during the "pickup" process. He will leave not soon forgetting what he did! Otherwise, the know-it-alls tend to continue to ignore warnings since they got to leave and not deal with it.

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Sean McKinnon
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ITS A DISEASE AT MPC TO DO THAT!
When I first started I did the SAME thing this kid did! I dropped Run Away Bride Moving it from 2 to 3! I quicly learned to USE 3 CLAMPs and move it your self ONLY if there is no one elso to help you! Wait till the next time I cant wait till I see him im gonna laugh caused he laughed at me 2 years ago!

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Rachel Carter
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 - posted 12-31-2000 12:28 AM      Profile for Rachel Carter   Email Rachel Carter   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Don't laugh at him Sean, its his first mess up and I'm not really that mad....just to let everyone know, he is my best employee (thats why I'm teaching him the booth) everyone makes mistakes....I was just very upset when I wrote that post I'm over it now.


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John Pytlak
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 - posted 12-31-2000 11:27 AM      Profile for John Pytlak   Author's Homepage   Email John Pytlak   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I'll say it AGAIN: Moving a print unassisted is like Russian Roulette: 5 times out of 6 you get away with it, the sixth time you have a mess on the floor!

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John P. Pytlak, Senior Technical Specialist
Worldwide Technical Services, Entertainment Imaging
Eastman Kodak Company
Research Labs, Building 69, Room 7419
Rochester, New York, 14650-1922 USA
Tel: 716-477-5325 Cell: 716-781-4036 Fax: 716-722-7243
E-Mail: john.pytlak@kodak.com

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Rachel Carter
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Unfortunatly, you learn from your mistakes....Maybe now he will know better then to move the movie alone Hopefully!

I had a little "talk" with him....

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Randy Stankey
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 - posted 12-31-2000 04:17 PM      Profile for Randy Stankey   Email Randy Stankey   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Speaking of the New Year...

If your're a time freak like me, now is a good time to set all your clocks.

Go to http://time.gov and set your wall clocks and watches.

If you have a Mac, open your "Time and Date" control panel and set your time server to "time-b.nist.gov" then tell the computer to update your time. Then set the control panel to update the time automatically.

I have an "Atomix" wall clock that sets itself to NIST time by homing in on the WWVB time signal.

I NEVER have to set my computer's time or my clock's time, even for Daylight Savng's time. All my clocks and watches are set within a second of the "real" time.

Even though I won't be "out" celbrating the New Year I will be able to tell the exact moment of the dawning of a new millenium. (At least as accurately as a human can tell)

Every booth should have one of those "radio clocks". They aren't that expensive... I think mine cost about $30-$40. I got mine as a Christmas gift.

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