Category Archives: Sound Effects

Guns n’ Roses n’ Rinaudo on the Fotoplayer

When Joe Rin­au­do restored his Mod­el 20 Foto­play­er over three decades ago, he nev­er intend­ed to play clas­sic rock & roll on it. But the peo­ple of YouTube made sure he did. Here is one of the clev­erist, per­fect­ly timed dubs you’ll ever see and hear and LOL to. (Don’t be fooled — this is not the Huell Howser seg­ment you saw on TV.)

89-Guns-&-RosesHere’s a poster series for any­one who is in tune with amper­sands, brand names with amper­sands, or Guns & Ros­es with an amper­sand instead of their offi­cial n’ (which should real­ly be ‘n’). Amper­Art is cre­at­ed by Chaz DeS­i­mone, who also restores title cards for Joe’s silent films.

If you prefer a poster with Lau­rel & Hardy, click here.

Sounds of Silent Cinema

This doc­u­men­tary explores the use of orches­tras, bands, sound effects artists, piano play­ers & organ­ists dur­ing the Silent Film Era (1895 – 1927).



Fea­ture inter­views:
Dr. Paul Mona­co
Bob Mitchell
Joe Rin­au­do
Mil­dred Lewis
Ed Kelsey

Produced by Chapman University as a graduate film project
Jeff Callaway & Craig D. Forrest, co-directors
Aaron Burns & Ben Bateman, editors
Special thanks to David Shepherd (film historian), Michael Kowalski (advisor) & the late David Garcia (advisor)

Awards:
Voted Best Short Documentary @ Oxford Int’l Film Fest (2007)
Best Student Short Documentary @ Family Film Fest (2008)
Best Student Short Documentary @ Hollywood Int’l Student Film Fest (2007)
Official Selection: Whittier Film Fest (2008), Scene First Student Film Fest (2006), Charleston Film Fest (2008), Reynolda Film Fest (2009).

Of Special Interest:

Famous Players Orchestra

Famous Play­ers Orches­tra per­forms and records his­toric cin­e­mat­ic music used by movie the­ater orches­tras dur­ing the silent film era. Lis­ten to sam­ples and learn about the orga­ni­za­tion here:

fporchestra.org

The End