I was asked the other day what is the strangest thing to have happened or what’s the strangest or most unusual thing you’ve seen when working on scanning or transferring?
Well, quite a lot happens when you are working from strange coincidences to identifying with the subject matter (say a family Christmas on a cine film) or just what you discover as you proceed with the work.
There have been so many that I thought I would document these occasionally and the first one is probably one of the most unusual.
What are the chances of receiving a Cine film for transfer and as you are editing the final film, prior to placing on chapters and burning it to DVD, than to notice that the scene is of the Orpington Carnival, obviously in the 1970s from the fashion and the camera is pointed towards the old Tesco supermarket where I used to work part-time when I was at school! Better than that I suddenly recognised that the Rotaract (Junior Rotary) Carnival Float was coming into view. Then I saw a teenage me, with my girlfriend sitting on the lorry waving to the crowd. What are the chances of that I wonder?