Joseph Tykociner: Demonstration of Sound on Film (Beta) | University of Illinois Archives
Joseph Tykociner: Demonstration of Sound on Film (Beta)
This film shows a picture of Tykociner's apparatus and gives a description of its method of operation. Includes pictures of J. T. Tykociner, Jacob Kunz (developer of the photoelectric cell connected with the new process), Paine reading aloud, and Manoah Leide playing the violin. The film also shows pictures of the soundtrack and how it is affected by sound such as speech, the ringing of a bell, and the violin. This clip was produced from a videotape dub, of a duplicate a film was made in 1954 by the Motion Picture Society of America, in order to match the sounds of Mrs. Tykociner and the violinist. The original demonstration film was produced in 1921-22.
This version of the film was produced from a 16mm positive film, 200 feet in length, acquired from Arthur Wildhagen on December 10, 1970. That copy is is a duplicate of a 16mm negative film held by the Motion Picture Service to match sound and images of Mrs. Tykociner and a violinist. The MPAA copy is itself a duplicate of the original film produced between 1921 and 1922. The sound track of the original film will not play in a modern projector.
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