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#2177715 - 11/05/13 07:13 PM Re: Hoping this brings a little additional awareness... [Re: Rich Galassini]
LarryShone Offline
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I love that program and will look out for it.
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#2177720 - 11/05/13 07:17 PM Re: Hoping this brings a little additional awareness... [Re: Rich Galassini]
Minnesota Marty Offline

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We are all aware of the fine quality of work that comes out the Cunningham rebuilding shop, but, ya gotta admit that the historic building makes it Extra Awsome!

It'll look great on TV.
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#2177722 - 11/05/13 07:20 PM Re: Hoping this brings a little additional awareness... [Re: Rich Galassini]
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If they can make a gun using 3D printing technology, when can they print a Steinway D?
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#2177724 - 11/05/13 07:22 PM Re: Hoping this brings a little additional awareness... [Re: Rich Galassini]
Minnesota Marty Offline

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Sorry, S&S doesn't use a WN&G action.

(Totally OT)
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#2177737 - 11/05/13 08:00 PM Re: Hoping this brings a little additional awareness... [Re: Minnesota Marty]
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Originally Posted By: Minnesota Marty
Sorry, S&S doesn't use a WN&G action.

(Totally OT)


You called?

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#2177738 - 11/05/13 08:01 PM Re: Hoping this brings a little additional awareness... [Re: Rich Galassini]
OperaTenor Offline
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Rich, I will be monitoring PW for a heads up of when this will air.

I think they picked the right shop to film!

Kudos, brother!
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#2177859 - 11/06/13 06:55 AM Re: Hoping this brings a little additional awareness... [Re: Rich Galassini]
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I watch the Discovery Channel during my workouts at the gym.

I'm looking forward to seeing this over here!

Since I was born and raised in Philadelphia I hope the crew includes some shots of the area outside the workshop as well.
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#2177862 - 11/06/13 07:10 AM Re: Hoping this brings a little additional awareness... [Re: Dave Horne]
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Originally Posted By: CC2 and Chopin lover
When the article was published, it was really shocking to me how little understanding the reporter had of what I was trying to say and the concepts I tried to get across. It is very unnerving to have your words and thoughts misrepresented by someone else, especially in a public venue. I also agree that something like piano restoration needs to get into the specifics and "nitty gritty" details to really convey what an incredible process it is.


Yes! You feel my pain. Unfortunately, we can only try to communicate as best we can. The good news is that we will have input into the narration, but the ultimate decisions are still theirs. That is the scary part for me.


Originally Posted By: OperaTenor
Rich, I will be monitoring PW for a heads up of when this will air.

I think they picked the right shop to film!

Kudos, brother!


Thank you OT. I only wish I could somehow convince you to relocate to Philadelphia. Your hands and ears would be well used here.

Originally Posted By: Dave Horne
I watch the Discovery Channel during my workouts at the gym.

I'm looking forward to seeing this over here!

Since I was born and raised in Philadelphia I hope the crew includes some shots of the area outside the workshop as well.


It occurs to me that they might show different episodes there, Dave. Have you seen many episodes based in the USA?
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#2177912 - 11/06/13 09:18 AM Re: Hoping this brings a little additional awareness... [Re: Rich Galassini]
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It occurs to me that they might show different episodes there, Dave. Have you seen many episodes based in the USA?

Rich, I think I see the same episodes as you though at different times. The Dutch typically do not do voice overs, they show programs in their original language and add Dutch subtitles at the bottom of the screen.
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#2179403 - 11/09/13 01:04 AM Re: Hoping this brings a little additional awareness... [Re: Rich Galassini]
Jeff Clef Offline
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Loc: San Jose, CA
Discovery Communications: thirteen cable channels, feeding a giant media maw which is ever-starved for content. I'll bet they have a whole department that does nothing but vet suggestions from viewers. In fact, I should not wonder if they have a department which prepares educational films for private, non-broadcast training seminars.

Immense market for writers and creatives, and many technicians... not to mention front of the camera workers, or their famous, spoken narrative tracks.

Let us know the date, Rich, so we can program our boxes. The TV listings are the stepchild of the industry: so poor, when they could be so rich.
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#2181330 - 11/12/13 11:23 PM Re: Hoping this brings a little additional awareness... [Re: Rich Galassini]
Rich Galassini Offline
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I just got word today that the film taken on location here has arrived in the province of Quebec safely. Now they need to take many hours of film and distill it down to minutes while keeping the story points clear.

What a job!

I will keep PW posted as I learn more. Has anyone ever been involved in the editing phase of a project like this? Any ideas as to how much time is needed to do this kind of work?

Thanks in advance for your thoughts.
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#2181397 - 11/13/13 04:59 AM Re: Hoping this brings a little additional awareness... [Re: Rich Galassini]
jrcallan Offline
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Registered: 12/06/07
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Loc: Pennsylvania
I've been an assistant editor on several documentaries, and the short answer in editing is that you're done when you stop, or How much time do you have? But cutting an hour show should take a month or six weeks. It depends on how scripted the idea is or whether they just shoot and shoot, and then look for a theme. It also depends on whether the director does the cutting. That can ADD time if the director falls in love with his footage and can't be ruthless in sending his film to the cutting room floor. Your crew probably has a real good idea where they're going with this, so I would guess a month.

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#2181605 - 11/13/13 12:47 PM Re: Hoping this brings a little additional awareness... [Re: Rich Galassini]
Rudy99golf Offline
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Loc: Guanajuato, México
Congrats Rich!!!!

Now you will join the Rich & Famous of America.

I'm a little scared that you will be sooo famous that Cunningham Pianos will turn into a "boutique restoration facility" and then I will never be able to send my piano to your shop.

Things happen when a job is well done.

Congrats again.
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