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by John_Pytlak
Mon Aug 20, 2007 8:53 pm
Forum: In memory of ...
Topic: John Pytlak has passed away
Replies: 66
Views: 49734

Hello, this is Anne, John's daughter. Thank you so much for all your kind messages and sharing of memories. Here is the obituary to be run tomorrow: Penfield, NY: August 17, 2007 at age 59 after a courageous battle with cancer. Loved dearly and survived by his wife, Elizabeth, of 34 years; daughters...
by John_Pytlak
Thu Aug 16, 2007 12:26 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: John Pytlak Health Update
Replies: 199
Views: 36439

John Pytlak's Current Health Status

I am still "hanging in there". The main issue is now getting enough protein and calories into my system to sustain itself. For now, the cancer center does NOT want to use direct protein infusion into an IV "PIC Line" which has a very high risk of infection that could kill me. They prefer trying to h...
by John_Pytlak
Mon Aug 06, 2007 2:40 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: John Pytlak Health Update
Replies: 199
Views: 36439

I'm Still Hanging in There!

I'm still hanging in there! Recovered well from the fall. Have a hospital bed and very comfortable recliner set up in our family room. Able to use a walker to get around the house, and to twice-weekly IV hydration at the cancer clinic. Unfortunately, not able to get many calories or much protein int...
by John_Pytlak
Mon Jul 30, 2007 1:29 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: John Pytlak Health Update
Replies: 199
Views: 36439

John Pytlak's "Near Death Experience", July 25

Hello to all my friends here on Filmshooting.com! I've just had a "near death experience": I just spent two days in the hospital (Thursday and Friday, July 26-27) after a very scary event on Wednesday evening. Our older daughter Katie had been spending the week in Rochester from Boston with us to he...
by John_Pytlak
Sat Jul 14, 2007 10:18 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: John Pytlak Health Update
Replies: 199
Views: 36439

Hi, John. I was reading the article about you and had to chuckle when I read about your AM radio transmitter. Back in the early 70's I and my electronic gearhead friends acquired a surplus WW2 Navy AM wideband transmitter, and got the idea we'd run a pirate radio station from the friend's bedroom, ...
by John_Pytlak
Sat Jul 07, 2007 7:44 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: John Pytlak Health Update
Replies: 199
Views: 36439

My hometown newspaper published an article about my long career in motion pictures: http://www.thesunnews.net/sunscene.php3?idkey=6590 Unfortunately, my health continues to deteriorate, as I cannot get enough fluid through my blocked small intestine to stay hydrated. I am down to only 119 pounds fro...
by John_Pytlak
Wed Jul 04, 2007 7:47 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: k40 super 8 demise - velvia?
Replies: 11
Views: 1442

Competition had nothing to do with KODACHROME Super-8 film being discontinued by Kodak. Kodak still has five different Super-8 films available: http://www.kodak.com/US/en/motion/s8mm/index.jhtml?id=0.1.4.14&lc=en http://www.kodak.com/US/en/motion/s8mm/product.jhtml?id=0.1.4.14.4&lc=en For 35mm Motio...
by John_Pytlak
Wed Jul 04, 2007 7:40 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Chemistry Question
Replies: 7
Views: 949

Processing Machine Materials

Everything you need to know about motion picture processing. Machine materials are covered in Module 2: http://www.kodak.com/US/en/motion/support/processing/h24.jhtml?id=0.1.4.5.16.8&lc=en http://www.kodak.com/US/plugins/acrobat/en/motion/support/processing/h242/h2402.pdf http://www.kodak.com/US/plu...
by John_Pytlak
Wed Jul 04, 2007 7:31 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Wet Gate Fluid?
Replies: 2
Views: 927

Perchloroethylene is also known as "Tetrachloroethylene". It is most widely used by the clothing dry-cleaning industry. Labs that use it are very efficient in recycling it and not letting it cause contamination or health issues by using proper safety, health and environmental procedures: http://www....
by John_Pytlak
Tue Jun 26, 2007 9:53 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Film cleaning, what should the cloth look like when done?
Replies: 25
Views: 3329

For removing loose particulate dirt, Kodak PTR film cleaning rollers are quite effective, and eliminate the need for using hazardous solvents: http://www.kodak.com/US/en/motion/hse/inCamera/jul2003.jhtml?id=0.1.4.5.4.30&lc=en http://www.kodak.com/US/en/motion/support/technical/storage_handling.jhtml...
by John_Pytlak
Tue Jun 26, 2007 1:33 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Will my film be degraded?
Replies: 25
Views: 2605

Kodak Consumer vs. Professional Films

Kodak consumer and professional films almost always have differences in the formulation, even for films that are identical in speed and color balance. And yes, different "keeping factors" are used to optimize the film characteristics under the likely conditions (time, temperature) that the film will...
by John_Pytlak
Tue May 22, 2007 4:57 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: John Pytlak Health Update
Replies: 199
Views: 36439

CAT Scan - Not Good Results

My May 16 CAT scan showed at least three areas of blockage, caused by the tumors growing along my small intestine. I am barely able to get enough water into my system to stay hydrated. IV hydration is a short term option, but hospice is being strongly suggested. We gave it our best shot with Chemo t...
by John_Pytlak
Wed Apr 18, 2007 5:34 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: John Pytlak Health Update
Replies: 199
Views: 36439

I've just survived another two-week round of chemotherapy to slow the tumor growth along my small intestine that are sometimes causing blockage. Chemo is definitely not fun, with extreme fatigue and nausea. But as they say, "no pain, no gain". Should have at least a two week break before the next ro...
by John_Pytlak
Wed Apr 11, 2007 5:58 pm
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Can an old lightmeter fall asleep?
Replies: 4
Views: 746

Certainly the bearings in old analog meters can seize due to corrosion over the years, especially if they are not jeweled. Silicon or selenium cells should maintain their output, but if batteries are used, there may be corrosion of the contacts.
by John_Pytlak
Wed Apr 11, 2007 5:38 am
Forum: Small gauge film forum
Topic: Kodak D19 or similar...UK supply
Replies: 12
Views: 1489

"Middlemen" can take quite a "markup" on price. Shop around.