Senior Class Slideshow Restoration
There are few things more fun than watching grass grow; paint drying, government passing a balanced budget, OS loads, imaging hard drives are just a few. Scanning a large quantity of 35mm slides is no exception and a task I've been putting off now since our last reunion. Well I finally decided that as much as I'd like them to, they weren't going to scan themselves so last weekend I bit the bullet, locked myself away in my office and in 3 marathon sessions blew through the whole set.
Over the coming weeks (as time permits), the slides will be made available here online as well as a select set over on Facebook. The slide show was made up of 6 140-slide carousels for a total of approximately 605 slides. Originally produced to be presented on dual cross-fading projectors with silent transition cues coming from a specially produced soundtrack cassette, the goal is to 1st digitize the slides and make them available online. Once the set is digitized, the original slide show may be recreated and turned into a video. Unfortunately the original cassette is lost in the dustbin of time so the sequence timing to the songs is lost with it. We do however have a printed copy of the tracks used in the show and the running order.
  1. R. Strauss - 2001: A Space Odyssey Theme (Also Sprach Zarathustra)
  2. Dire Straits: Money For Nothing
  3. Jan Hammer: Miami Vice Theme Song
  4. The Cars:
    1. Good Times Roll
    2. Let's Go
  5. Styx:
    1. Miss America
    2. Borrowed Time
    3. Top of the World
    4. The Grand Illusion
    5. First Time
  6. Queen:
    1. Play The Game
    2. Another One Bites The Dust
  7. ELO:
    1. Don't Bring Me Down
    2. Roll Over Beethoven
  8. Devo: Whip It
  9. Ian Dury: Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll
  10. Elvis Costello:
    1. Pump it Up
    2. 5 Gears in Reverse
  11. Steve Miller: Jungle of Love
  12. The Music Man Soundtrack: Wells Fargo Wagon
  13. Foghat: Slow Ride
  14. Heart:
    1. Barracuda
    2. Straight On
    3. Crazy On You
  15. Supertramp: Gone to Hollywood
  16. Kansas:
    1. Dust in the Wind
    2. Cary on Wayward Son
    3. Point of Know Return
  17. Elton John:
    1. Island Girl
    2. Philadelphia Freedom
  18. The Beatles: Yesterday
  19. Beach Boys: Be True to Your School
  20. Cheap Trick: On Top Of The World
The slideshow was contributed to by many photographers, mostly from our photography class. Some "time capsule" images of current events, celebrities, album covers, movie posters etc. were added to the show for context. Because of copyright issues, these images as well as the songs from the soundtrack will not be reproduced online.
Original concept, direction and production by Tom Morris and Boyd Neeland. To Tom and Boyd - many thanks for their efforts and for making sure the set was preserved.
You can view the slides here or find them in the photo gallery under the year 1980.

Article Discussion (5 Comments). Login to comment.
Jana Hawes1 of 5
Jana Hawes On 4/15/2012 3:25:05 PM Said...

Wow! Time warp! Thank you for doing this Michael!

Michael Leighty2 of 5
Michael Leighty On 7/24/2013 2:58:31 PM Said...

Cool - thanks!

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