CASE SOUND TESTS

by Theodore CASE
1924-1925 / 35mm / b&w / sound / 1S / 10' 10

Selections:
Microphone tests #1 - Case in suit and tie
Harmonica player - man with moustache
Harp player with horn
Gus Viser and his singing duck
Microphone test #2 - close up of Case
Ukulele player - “Yes sir that’s my baby now.”
Microphone test #3 - Case in tuxedo
“An engineering graduate of Yale University, Theodore Case assisted Lee de Forest in developing sound-on-film called “Phonofilm.” Falling out with de Forest, Case and associate E.I. Sponable then built a laboratory behind Case’s family home in Auburn, New York, where they developed their own optical sound film system. Sold to William Fox, it was commercially exploited as “Movietone” with sensational results.” —David Shepard
Courtesy: Case Research Lab Museum, Cayuga Museum of History and Art, Library of Congress
Courtesy: Unseen Cinema: Early American Avant-Garde Film 1893-1941

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distribution format Digital file on server (NTSC)
screen 4/3 (single screen)
speed 29,976 fps
sound sound
rental fee 34,50 €