Information about our telecine group
As of March, 2003, we have about 1200 subscribers to the telecine
mailinglist in 50+ countries, up from just a handful in June, 1994
when it started.
There are probably many more readers of the group than subscribers,
however, as the messages enjoy a wide distribution, through forwarded
email and printouts.
PLEASE NOTE! the tig is now at http://colorist.org, mailinglist interface at
http://tig.colorist.org. These pages you're reading will soon expire in favor
of the new interface.
The power of this medium is realized in the nearly instantaneous
exchange, yet non-realtime nature, of internet email. Feel free to
discuss or expound on anything relating to telecine, but please
remember that your words will be read by many other people all over
the world. With the increasing size and traffic of a large
mailinglist, it's sometimes better to narrow your focus, and send a
personal email to one or two persons, rather than the entire list
(remember to check your "To:" headerline). Please also don't use the
mailinglist to market your products, I refer you to the last section
of this document for clarification.
In a network sense, it is gloriously inefficient to send every message
out to umpteen other sites, which then generates several replies to
all sites again, ad infinitum, but it's also very convenient.
Guide to TIG etiquette
FAQ (sort of) and archives
A comprehensive FAQ on telecine would require a lot of effort and
editorial maintenance. If anyone would like to volunteer to do it,
please contact me... in the meantime, many issues can be referenced in
the archives section.
how to subscribe
Visit tig.colorist.org or,
send a message to
firstname.lastname@example.org with the Subject: subscribe.
you'd prefer to receive a digest of the list every three days,
go to the tig mailinglist page
and change your options. If you forget you password, you can have
it mailed to you with one of the options.
As of December, 1996, there is a parallel 'announce' mailinglist intended
to be a vehicle for manufacturers and their products. This list will be
sort of a 'supplement' to the main mailinglist and will be published every
few days. Your subscription to the regular, main telecine mailinglist includes
a subscription to this 'announce' list. See the last section of this document
for more details.
contributions to cover the work involved in maintaining the TIG are
accepted. The TIG is currently colocated at a university in Southern
where it can take advantage of 3 T1 connections to the internet. The
use of these facilities, the hosts themselves (virtual and real), the
archives, list code, and their maintenance are paid for with work done
by Rob Lingelbach whose only compensation is by contributions from the TIG
community. Please consider making a contribution.
The following is a button that will take you to a credit card
The button above takes you to the PayPal interface.
Vendor/manufacturers are asked to become `sponsoring members' with an
annual contribution, which entitles them to participation in the
commercial supplement mailinglist, where they can
announce their new products and features.
Contributors are listed in a special section of the webpage.
I can no longer accept checks because my mailing address is
See below about restrictions regarding advertising
on the mailinglist.
The contents of TIG mailinglist messages may be copied to realms other than those
of the TIG, but the original author(s) MUST be asked permission, and the TIG itself
MUST be credited, along with the web URL http://tig.colorist.org.
telecine web classified
Expanding section of
telecine classified ads listing equipment, services, positions wanted and
offered. For details on listing your gear, position, services, contact
Visit and sign the telecine internet group guestbook
. A place to blow your own horn, if you will.
Colorists and others --engineers?-- are welcome to brag and boast about their recent work
in the bragbook...from a suggestion
by Dave Tosh.
there's an "anonymous" book where you can post whatever you
..this is to serve as a place for people who may be otherwise
reluctant to reveal to the TIG at large their opinions or level
the 3 Telecine Internet Group rules:
...Please help to maintain a high signal-to-noise ratio on the TIG.
- No personal abuse
- Absolutely no advertising or marketing on the main TIG mailinglist
- No multiple-question "surveys" of subscribers without permission
How to use the TIG for marketing purposes?
There exists since 1996 an auxiliary,
'commercial' version of the TIG mailinglist, for advertisements of help
wanted/positions desired, product news from manufacturers, and equipment for sale.
This mailinglist is known as the 'telecine-announce' list and postings can be sent
This is a digested form of mailinglist and is published every few days.
Generally there are not more than two digests per week, and many weeks there are
none. Posting participants are asked to contribute to the Telecine Internet Group; details above.
Inquiries to email@example.com