I would love to get a copy of the DVD Winter Equinox. I will gladly trade you a CD of the Winter Equinox CD, please let me know
I thought I'd bump this thread since Chuck is active in the Hot Dog thread. It appears that the movie poster is on Amazon. Also a new high resolution version is being screened by Chuck Boone and John Clendenin at Sun Valley. Good choice to do this April Fools Day.
For any of you who will be in Sun Valley this week for Bernie Weicshel's Hall of Fame event, Friday night, April 1, 9:30PM, John Clendenin and I will show Winter Equinox at the Sun Valley Opera House. Free! A bunch of Freestylers who competed in the 1974 Tour and who are in WE will participate in a meet & greet at 9PM, followed by a short "teaser" Brian Gilmore has put together for his History of Freestyle project, followed by WE.
I haven't sent out any more WE DVDs since the 2006 version I passed around a few years ago. The edit we'll show in SV is based on a 16mm print Bill Burks' daughter loaned me after he died in 2009. It's in much better shape than the 35mm print I'd been working with since 2005, and as a result, the picture and sound are greatly improved over what we had before.
We invite anyone who reads this thread and will be in SV to join us Friday.
This thread started before we had the ability to review DVDs and gear. So it would probably help chuck if any of you who enjoyed the film could copy your review over to the Winter Equinox Movie page and review it or add it to your items.
Thanks for your interest in the Winter Equinox restoration. Late last year Bill Burks' daughter loaned me Bill's 16mm first trial print of Winter Equinox. I made this print in 1976 and it's the only one I know of that shows the entire 16mm frame the way Tom Roshkind and I shot it. And unlike the 35mm WE prints that followed, Kodachrome is more resistant to fading and color shifts, and therefore has much better colors and sharpness than the 35mm theater print tape transfer I used for the 2006 WE edit. I also located the 1/4" tapes of the raw, uncut narration. And recently Dennis Dragon, the person who produced the music, gave me 3 - 10.5" reels of 1/4" tape containing the original 2-channel stereo music masters mixed down directly from the 16-track studio masters. All 28 cues we recorded for WE. I had Bill's print transferred to a 1080p uncompressed Quick Time file, the music transferred to a 96K 24 bit uncompressed TIFF file, and the narration to a 24 bit file. In plain English this translates to having everything I need to restore WE to better than its original appearance on DVD and BluRay. I'll keep you posted.
I know it's been several years since these postings but I've been on a search for about a year now for a copy of Winter Equinox. Just wondering if there is anyway you might see fit to allow me to purchase a copy? Happened to see a bit of it this past spring in Lake Tahoe and was utterly amazed.
Thank you so much for your help,
Jose' A. Miranda