12-Minute Deadline

Discussion in 'Classic Manual Cameras' started by marc_bergman|1, Mar 1, 2018.

  1. In Modern Photography's March 1953 issue they have an article showing how a professional and an amateur photographer meet the challenge.

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  2. The I Love Lucy show used several innovative production techniques to film each episode.

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  3. Keppler shows how to make prize winning slides.

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  4. Here are this month's camera equipment ads.

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  5. Here are this month's dealer ads.

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  6. Oh--twelve minute deadline. I assumed that boiling Dektol would enter into this somewhere!
  7. Great look back. The Twelve Minute Deadline was fun. Thanks for sharing.
  8. That's funny. I tried to create the same look as the winter scene in the article a few years ago without ever having seen the article before.
  9. James G. Dainis

    James G. Dainis Moderator

    That was an interesting article on how "I Love Lucy" was filmed in the early 1950s. Then the film was edited down to "26 minutes running time". That left plenty of time for three one minute commercials and a station break. Today's shows are more along the way of 19 minutes running time and 11 minutes of commercials.

    Marc, thank you for the great work you do in posting these articles.
  10. Michael and Mike - I thought the 12-Minute Deadline article was just going to be a bit of fluff but I too find it interesting as to the equipment and methods used.

    Dave - It just shows there is really nothing new under the sun.

    James - I have noticed some stations showing old TV shows have extended the time period out to 36 minutes. That way they don't have to cut any of the show and still get to show all of their commercials.
  11. Thanks again, Marc. I watched so many of those Lucy shows when I was a child. Lots of planning went into that 1-hour studio work.

    The unconventional stabilization technique for developing and fixing is quite intriguing, if one considers the archival stage of course. Today, nobody would use a technique that stains negatives in two years.

    Konica Pearl was in the news. Sylvania was offering a Nash Rambler convertible as prize for a photo contest. Wish I'd got that Medalist I special at Abe Cohen's!
  12. Thanks, Marc, once again a treasure trove of information and nostalgia.

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