[Tig] Sam Holtz
terrywgoins at gmail.com
Thu Dec 23 23:49:04 GMT 2010
Sad news. Sam was a good man. I've never been treated the same as Sam's way
since Action closed the doors. We that were lucky enough to work for him
knows that God is going to learn a few things in the next few days. Much
On Wed, Dec 22, 2010 at 3:34 PM, Rob Lingelbach <rob at colorist.org> wrote:
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> On Dec 22, 2010, at 2:17 PM, Bob Festa wrote:
> > Joe did make me a star, but it was Sam who taught me how to use rubber
> bands and paper clips in our craft. I swear to this day, I have yet to work
> on a system that had such great white compression and linear tracking as the
> Holtz modified Dubners. He taught me to be an Ultimatte wizard, and any eye
> I might have for color, was passed on from him, he was a great educator.
> Sam had a gift for seeing potential in people, who were in turn inspired by
> him. There were a lot of laughs and good times at Action Video, it really
> was a family.
> The Holtz-modified Dubners were indeed revolutionary in the white
> compression and linearity, and credit also goes to Dave Tosh for being the
> engineer who implemented Sam's ideas. Those Dubners were also the best
> systems I've ever worked on for on-the-fly grading; you could play them like
> improvising on a piano, all 48 channels.
> There is a photo from Action Video days sometime in the 1980s at
> (Sam is the only one sitting. standing are Lenny Fohrer, Terry (client),
> Rob Lingelbach, client, stripper, ....., Claudia Baker, and Don Burt.)
> Photo credit: Brian Robinson
> Rob Lingelbach
> rob at colorist.org http://rob.colorist.org
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