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Narrated Space: Slide & Cassette entertainment
« on: July 05, 2020, 04:07:12 PM »
Slides were a common way to share awesome pictures and tell a story. But they are mute... obviously. Unless when combined with a cassette tape that narrates the story through music and voice, signalling when to project the next breathtaking view of space.

For some time now I have been wanting to bring these embodiments of humble 60's to 80's entertainment into the more easily accessible digital domain. It's rather simple: Scan the slides in high resolution, restore them, digitize the cassette with a good quality cassette recorder, restore if needed. Synchronize the two inertly separated mediums in a video editing program and voila!

I've ordered one to try out as a proof-of-concept. To see if it works.

If anybody would be willing to loan theirs, I will put the end product on YouTube and return the material and high quality scans, audio file and video file.

After some weeks of waiting the first set arrived, and here is the result:

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Re: Narrated Space: Slide & Cassette entertainment
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2020, 04:28:31 PM »
Look forward to seeing it. I used to have stuff like that but I was told to throw it all out because "It's just junk nobody wants!".

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Re: Narrated Space: Slide & Cassette entertainment
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2020, 05:28:31 PM »
Slide and film projection is still something magical, especially the larger formats.

There is a reason Kodak has made a return with Ektachrome... the new stock is superb, i've used it!

Still not as good as Provia though ;)
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Re: Narrated Space: Slide & Cassette entertainment
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2020, 10:35:36 PM »
I thought Kodak went bankrupt?

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Re: Narrated Space: Slide & Cassette entertainment
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2020, 02:20:34 PM »
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Re: Narrated Space: Slide & Cassette entertainment
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2020, 03:22:50 AM »
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Re: Narrated Space: Slide & Cassette entertainment
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2020, 03:59:32 PM »



Finley Holiday slide collection for next week is a tour around and through the Kennedy Space Center during what appears to be the 80's.

I thought that may be an interesting trip down memory lane for some of you.

Did you ever visit the KSC during this time, and is there anything you remember?
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Re: Narrated Space: Slide & Cassette entertainment
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2020, 12:48:08 PM »



Finley Holiday slide collection for next week is a tour around and through the Kennedy Space Center during what appears to be the 80's.

I thought that may be an interesting trip down memory lane for some of you.

Did you ever visit the KSC during this time, and is there anything you remember?

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Re: Narrated Space: Slide & Cassette entertainment
« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2020, 04:39:35 PM »
Finley Holiday slide collection for next week is a tour around and through the Kennedy Space Center during what appears to be the 80's.

I thought that may be an interesting trip down memory lane for some of you.

Did you ever visit the KSC during this time, and is there anything you remember?

Sorry - I first went there in 2003.

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Re: Narrated Space: Slide & Cassette entertainment
« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2020, 02:04:25 PM »
You'll soon get your chance regardless  ;)
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