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These are links, posts and other things concerned with how-to do things. There's even a recipe for making curry.


How to Tint and Tone B&W Film

story © Michael Betancourt | published September 25, 2011 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print


This is a historical how-to:

I recently acquired a copy of the rare Tinting and Toning of Eastman Positive Motion Picture Film, second edition from 1918. I have made a .pdf of the text and it's posted (3.4 Mb download) as a service for anyone interested in the details of how these colorizing processes worked. It contains the instructions and formulae for creating the hues used in the early decades of film production.

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Learn to type!

story © Michael Betancourt | published July 27, 2011 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print


Here's a nice vintage vinyl album that promises to teach you how to type using the "sound teaching method."

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How to Make Curry

story © Michael Betancourt | published June 22, 2011 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print


Curries are easy to make, and the best ones always have a depth of flavor that is more than just being hot.

I like curry, so here's what I do to make it:

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Convert Flash Video to Something Editable

story © Michael Betancourt | published March 24, 2009 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print


Flash videos (.flv) are not editable with software, but there's a lot of material that's being encoded with Flash. So, you need a converter.


The Economics of the Long Tail

story © Michael Betancourt | published April 22, 2008 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print


Robert Rich discusses the economics of being a small, independent artist/producer. His experiences agree with my own, much smaller ones arrived at over a shorter period. The conclusion he does not provide, but hints at, is that to survive within the long tail as an artist you need to already be established.... and even then it's uncertain.


Moby gives away music

story © Michael Betancourt | published April 13, 2008 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print


The musician Moby has started a project called Gratis to give away his music for non-commerical use in movies. Worth taking a look.


Audio adapters

story © Michael Betancourt | published December 28, 2007 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print


Here's something useful: a bag full of every audio adapter you'll ever need. Intended for musicians, it's also good for anyone who works with sound and has the need of connecting various devices to a mix board.


Print Out Your Videos as "Film!"

story © Michael Betancourt | published April 25, 2007 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print


Here's a program that will print out video viles arranged so you can make them into "film." Inkjet Printed Film Process renders them onto paper. I imagine this would make a mess of the projector, though. It's more of a conceptual thing than something I would actually consider running through a real projector...


Portable Video Encoder

story © Michael Betancourt | published November 25, 2006 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print


Instant Video To-Go is a USB-bsed hardware video encoder. While the quality is limited to that for ipods etc., the idea of a plug-in USB hardware encoder is very exciting.


Analog to USB Audio Cable

story © Michael Betancourt | published November 9, 2006 | permalink | TwitThis Digg Facebook StumbleUpon  |  Print


LightSnake cable is a 1/4 to USB cable that allows the connection of analog audio directly into the USB connection of a computer. Too Bad it's MONO.