The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 28, 1950 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, February 28, 1950
Page 8
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FAGS KGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, FEBRUAY 28, 1850 TV Sound Man Plays Big Role Ingenious Methods ] Used to Make Scenes Realistic on Screen There would seem to be little for n sound-effecls department to do In a television operation—since everyone must be aware (hat teievl-i slon means pictures—but a visit to I CBS-TV studios at Grand Central Station in New York City dispels the notion. Watching the sound-effects dl- vkfon In action for television, on »h!ch the scientific- nnlse makers spend 25 per cent of. their time', makes one aware, perhaps for Ihe first time, that television means sound as well as siijht. There Is important -sound background to be provided for television. Thi chirping of crickets and t>-c croaking of frogs in a night outdoor scene, for Instance. Such practical properties ns ringing ctoornolls and telephones have to be op<j:al«'. Oilier details include the slarum!n*f of doors, the firing of guns ind tlic creation of body-blow sounds fist-fiphtins actors. Sound Tracks Composer! . Most important is the composition of a sound track for the silent films shot on location. The silent- film method is efficient and inexpensive, and a radio-trained sound-. effects man can make a "talkie" out. of a "silent" after one run-lhrougli of the film clip. ! This was done on the CBS's recent presentation of "Blind Alley." Vic Rubci, dean, of CDS sound men, viewer! the film once, and then went on the air with perfect synchronization of appropriate sounds to the action on Ihe screen. A car screeched to a stop, doors were thrown open, a body dragged out, a gangland "bumpoff, 11 men rushing back to the car, slam of doors. sUirt of the motor, and the car roared away. A sound-effects man has to have his wits about him. On radio, he gets his cues from the director, but In television he has three iwurces of Information—the visual monitor and two , earphones, one "communication from the set and the other from the director. Of course, lie also has a script. Radio Training Ksscntlitl Radio training has been essential. ; The Tadio-tirMned Kound-uftccls man can deliver a sound track that ; synchronizes with the sight Images . the first time. The Doiiff Edwards Jiews show, for instance, contains jmany silent-film clips of news events. The sound-effect.'! mnn : watches a run-through of the film : makes notes of needed effects, ant then goes on the air with a perfect synchronization of sound will film. r' Sound effects can also give depth '.ef meaning to a drumntic show. A Jrecent show, "Post Mortem," fea- TV TE7EIIAN' RETURNS—Ifowdy Doody, Ihe puppet who got an early start as a television '.'star/' will return to this area via V/MCT whci it joins the TV networks. Starting Mnrch 6, Howdy will be seen eacl Monday from 4:45 to 5 p.m. That's Howdy at the left of Ills clown Irlcnd .Photo courtesy of Commercial Appeal). Glass c /re Screen Controls Draft A new fireplace screen made out f heavy plate glass louvres has been designed to cure smoking fireplaces by closely controlling the Iraft. The louvres are adjustable I top and bottom to check or In- rease draft. Spaced an eighth of an Inch apart, the (,'lass slats allow a minimum amount of air lo be drawn up the chimney, while enough Is taken In o keep the glass cool and prevent imoke smudging. In addition to prevening flying sparks .this system affords so much draft control that operation of the damper is unnecessary. Since fireplace heat is by radiation only, this nventlon Is designed to preserve •adlation while reducing heat loss up the chimney. It has been estimated that a fireplace draws more than 100 times the amount of air into a house than is actually needed for proper combustion. This is noticeable by the drafts on the backs 01 persons sitting around a fireplace and it is said that high back wing chairs ori- yinaily were designed to offset thaf discomfort. The glass control screens are being manufactured by the Dollinge, Corp. of Rochester, N. V. The average salary [or uubll school teachers in the U. S. fo 1Q4S-'50 was estimated by the Na tional Education Association $2,985. Surgery Shown On TV Program CHICAGO, Feb. 15. - "Health Talk " WGN-TV weekly feature, upervised by Dr. Theodore Van Dellen, assistant dean of Nortn- vestern University Medical School, resented two prominent figures in uiuica) fieWs recently. Dr. Van Dellen's guests were Dr. I'ercy E. Hopkins and Uta Abcle. RH, who demonstrated various techniques DRAMA ALSO FEATURED—In addition to music, comedy and new: the schedule of television shows beginning tomorrow also will Indue! straight drama.. Shown above is a scene from a recent production o "Berkeley Square," which was presented on "The Television Theater program. (Photo courtesy of Commercial Appeal). used In surgery. The program, was entitled "Inside tlie Operating Room." ' • "Health Talks" has been seen weekly over VVON-TV since last Spring. It Is produced as a public service by the Illinois State Medical Society In co-operation with the blation. '. The organism causing fowl cholera does not live in the sail, according to the U. 3 Pi* and Wildlife Service. «eS&M DITCHES DITCH BANK LEVELING RIVATE ROADS OR ANY XCAV/VTION J.COHEN Contractor BIDG. BIYTHEVILU ARK. .urcd a graveyard scene, lo which was lent the proper note of suspense by Introducing to the sound track a faint suggestion of a wind Hie calls of katydids, nml the low mournful dirge of a howling dog. 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