[tig] More funny stuff. All true
Thu Jun 12 08:41:04 BST 2003
i started as a tape operator several years ago at a place in toronto that
had ampex vpr 3 1"machines. i had never used them before so the guy that was
showing me around said that they had all been wired to suck any tape
dropouts through a tube and into a "dropout tray" which was in machine #10.
anyone that has never used these machines should know that there is a big
vacuum unit attached to them. anyway it seemed logical at the time. so for
several days, each morning i would come in and empty the tray. much to my
surprise there was always quite a lot of dropouts! eventually they let me
in on the joke. the dropouts were eraser shavings that the night shift had
been putting in there.
i felt pretty stupid but it made for a good laugh.
stockholm post production
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