[Tig] (tales)

sklein54 at earthlink.net sklein54
Fri Mar 7 14:12:42 GMT 2003


I remember in the early eighties a grumpy member of the engineering staff putting a 2000 ft load of 35mm leader on a Magnatek to test it to prove that a colorist's maintenence request was bogus & he just didn't know how to work it. The engineer confidently repeated many brave manuvers, cycling between full shuttle & stop then quickly to full rev. shuttle, play, fwd shuttle. etc. He completed the test & was satisfied he was right. He stood next to the machine half way back in full rewind when the supply reel stopped, flinging loops of 4 or 5 layers of mag off the ceiling and cascading all over the room. Some of these loops were on him & around his neck when the supply reel on the evil machine re-started by itself and mag quickly cinched around him. Oh my god, what a dance! I think extra laundry was done at that guy's house that night but the machine never got fixed.


-------Original Message-------
From: Dave Best <daveb at image-group.com>
Sent: 03/06/03 06:31 PM
To: Marc Wielage <mfw at musictrax.com>, Bill Topazio <btopazio at company3.com>, tig <tig at tig.alegria.com>
Subject: Re: [Tig] (tales)

> 
> Lynette Duensing supports the tig.

Atta boy Mark, jump right in there.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Marc Wielage" <mfw at musictrax.com>
To: "Bill Topazio" <btopazio at company3.com>; "tig" <tig at tig.alegria.com>
Sent: Thursday, March 06, 2003 4:08 AM
Subject: Re: [Tig] (tales)


> Lynette Duensing supports the tig.
>
> On 3/5/03 2:21 PM, "Bill Topazio" <btopazio at company3.com> wrote:
>
> > If I felt like telling someone about the time I got the exit
> > guides just a weeee bit too close to the drum, or the time I pulled
the
XYZ
> > board with the EHT still on (hey, the light bulb was burned out in the
> > indicator!) I sure wouldn't do it on the TIG
> >------------------------------<snip>-----------------------------<
>
> Hey!  How 'bout those runaway mag stories?
>
> I'm the only guy I know who's brave enough to grab a Magnetech when it
goes
> off into high-speed rewind with a 2000' reel of mag, and safely bring it
to
> a stop without killing myself or ripping the film, all with my bare
hands.
>
> I think the last time I did this at Complete, engineer Derrick Billin
was
in
> the machine room, and he complimented me by saying this was the only
time
in
> my life that I ever impressed him.  :-)
>
>
> --Marc Wielage/Cinesite Digital Imaging
>   Hollywood, USA
>
> [Note: the opinions expressed expressed above are strictly my own, and
not
> necessarily that of my employers.]
>
>
>
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