It was an exciting day in the world of Thunderbean. Just before I had to leave to teach, my nitrate shipper person dropped off the materials that were Fed-Exed to him from UCLA Archives earlier that day. I thought it might be fun to show a quick sneak preview of what showed up and talk a little bit about them, so here it is. I wasn’t able to do more than a quick look at them for a moment. Mary was nice enough to shoot my hastily organized unboxing. Tomorrow I’ll be down in my clean room and will inspect them completely with the usual cotton gloves rather than this quick precursory look.
When nitrate film is shipped, it needs to be sent as a hazardous material with precautions taken. It’s typically sent overnight to arrive first thing in the morning. We now have the films in the clean room for the night, where they will be for the most part during their stay here.
As explained in the video, these are some of the last elements for the Flip the Frog set and the first half of the Rainbow Parades. Elements that were received that I didn’t show include materials for Jail Birds, The New Car and Puddle Pranks. The wonderful folks at UCLA archive were kind enough to send these our way this week. I’m looking forward to showing you all how these look scanned, plus so many other things.
It’s been a crazy busy time here with the end of the year as well as a lot of title getting finished at once, so the challenge has become how to keep up with everything. Thank goodness the school year is ending, and I can devote even more time to these projects.
Have a good week everyone!