How many tape machines does a guy need?

I can’t believe it.  I’m in the middle of producing a new reel, and I’m going through boxes of tapes, pulling out great stuff that shows off my skills — some have cool lighting, great writing, others show directing, tons of international stuff… you get the idea. The problem is this: they’re on every format known to man!

Truly, my archives contain lots of stuff I can’t watch even if I wanted to! I have Quad, 1″, 3/4″, M, M2, BetaCam, BetaSP, 8mm, DV, DVCam, DVCPro (25 and 50), DigiBeta and some stuff that’s in PAL.  I’m totally not kidding. (Does anyone remember Quad?)  Oh yeah, and now DVD and the newest additions to my stash are on HDV, XD and DVDProHD. Yikes. I need to open a post house just to dub my tapes onto some digital format that will last a few more years and actually be useful to me.

Yawn. Ok, Joe has a ton of cool tape. So what?  I’m building a new reel and parts of it will be online for your viewing pleasure, then for your booking pleasure and finally for my check cashing pleasure!  Want a copy to show your partner/investors/class/kids? Contact me and I’ll send you a DVD. No tape, just DVD. Got a project you want to talk about or know of someone who wants to give away a good BetaSP machine?  Email me:  jsindorf AT gmail DOT com.

Posted on June 12, 2008 in Uncategorized

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