Let's cut to the chase and let us know which frames in Zapruder were
altered, around what date, and by which means-what kind of process.
Give an example as you pick a Z-frame that's altered. Also, if you
can, who was most likely to do the altering.
AGREED, if the optical printing definitions and idea[s] hasnt
gotten through at this point it wont make any difference anyway
Couple of paragraphs of background, Im one of those been there
- done that kind of television guys, 30+ years of this stuff,
first camera I used in televion work that didnt need to roll
around on a ton and a half pedestal was the CP-16 16mm film camera
used for shooting news when I was at a ABC O and O station. Ive
virtually operated EVERY handheld camera made for the broadcast industry
at one time or another since then up to and including todays
Panasonic and Sonys new 16:9 High Definition handheld camera
systems. Im was an FCC licensed broadcast Engineer for 15 years
(after 3 license renewals I didnt bother anymore), I could
field strip any camera handheld/studiohead, repair it and have it
up and running again in hours provided I had access to scopes and
My first film edit was on a Moviola Flatbed in 1967, first electronic
*edit* in 1968 on two Ampex 1200s running 2 videotape
with Editec function, more commonly known then as Punch n crunch
editing. Ive been editing ever since.When I wasnt busy
editing over the next 15 years I was shooting tape and or film for
ALL three national networks AND a few television stations in the 5th
rated market place in the country. Getting the globe trotting newscamera
bug out of my system in 1982 I started doing programming for myself
instead of others. I also engineered, designed and built 2 television
production studios, engineered ,designed and built 2 editing facilities
and field tested 2 ENG news camera packages for a Japanese camera
manufacturer. (couldnt buy American then - RCA got out of the
business, but their old TK-76 3 tube Plum-i-con was a great handheld
camera, they sold a ton of them. During the past 18+ years Ive
produced, directed,operated camera, editied over 600 pieces for various
clients (companies, corporations and or governmental agencies (NASA).
For the [ast 13 years my specialty has been video post production
for Silicon Valley High Tech corps and a few other Fortune 50
companies (not their AD agencies) with heavy emphasis on using a film/video/digital
media COMPOSITING program called Adobe After Effects, a program with
its current widespread usage has probably put most of the film
high-end industrys Optical Printing houses out of business).So
do I know a little about this industry? Yeah. Can I draw paralells
between how things were done in the film optical business
of 61-64 and video compositing post production troday? Yeah.
My initial interest in JFK? My father was a union president in Boston,
Mass for many years, I was born there. He personally knew JFK,
delivered thousands of votes for him in his statewide elections. Was
invited personally by JFK to his presidential inaugaration. I was
in the USArmy and served from 2/63 thru 2/64 with MAAG [Military Assistance
Advisory Group] -Vietnam. My CIC was murdered in Dallas.
My interest in this has been for sometime now. I saw the Zapruder
film sometime around the Geraldo showing, it was a bootleg copy some
cameraman came across, the first time I saw it maybe 5 or 6 other
television cameramen saw it, to a man we felt it was bullshit. Every
man in the room had combat zone camera experience and the comments
can be summed up as, either Zapruder knew what was coming down or
he was stone *fucking * deaf. If he was unaware AND forward of any
muzzle blast (from his right rear) especially within 50 feet he and
whoever was up there with him would of been off the wall in a flash.
Is that my opinion? Well, sometimes ignorance is bliss, in actuality
I had and still have a tough time disagreeing with that point of view.
My kneejerk summation to the JFK Zapruder film? He was shot at by
more than one rifle, from more than one position, possibly 3 positions
but at least 2. I dont give much credence to the so-called *jet
effect*. Intellectualy - 2 guns from the rear, Gut level - 2 from
the right rear and one from the right front, probably a insurance
position (from the limo drivers front facing perspective).
The final uptake, Zapruder has it in the can, the film as it sits
in the camera, BEFORE it gets to Kodak is the LAST time we can
know for sure that its in its original state. All bets
are off when that film enters Kodak - Dallas. Were told Kodak
cant do the optical prints, fine Jamieson Film can do them.
Thats the first RED flag for me Kodak* doesnt have any
Double 8mm PRINT stock available - gotta use camera stock for
prints ah, yeah... right. Let me get this straight Kodak only
sells film and film processing, thats their corporate mission,
their lifeblood even. And NO print film for the film of the CENTURY?
(A project that may provide a little interest is why camera original
film was used for the Zapruder optical prints -- could bumping from
8mm to 16mm look a lot better if its coming off of Kodacolor
camera stock? hmm. Of course it does ! ! ! Oh... by the way, over
the years weve been told about emulsion side out stuff regarding
the ZAP film cant this - that.... maybe one of these photo experts
on the LN side of the aisle would provide me with the proper definition
of bipack film printing more commonly called emulsion to emulsion
printing.. One could make ANY camera original duplicate in a bipack
setup look exactly like the original -- emulsion side out ... for
the edge numbers, I hope this doesnt come as to much of a shock
but there is film manufactured withOUT edge #s and footage count
Its back and forth between Jamieson and Kodak and eventually
we end up with 3 UN-SPLIT Double 8mm optical prints on Kodak Double
8mm camerastock. Lets stop right here A conspiracy may be unfolding,
but here I think it starts in earnest. Imagine what one extra (4 total)
Double 8mm Un-split optical print from Jamieson would do to the equation
here. Secret Service gets their 2 copies, Life gets theirs
+ the camera original, everyones making copies, making stills off
of 8mm frame blowups, the NPIC is looking over the film for Ruskie
involvement, everyone in Washinton has a lupe in their hand checking
for this and checking for that. Of course this is making any film
alteration time table look horrible, theres no time for this
no time for that, all copies are accounted for.... bullshit in my
estimation. ... BTW
Maybe Stolley never got the camera original, maybe he got a camera
stock optical print, how would he know? Maybe he did, but thats
beside the point, maybe the Zapruder Camera Original has never left
Dallas, even to this day! 4 Double 8mm optical prints + the camera
original, so simple, not a thing has to change as we know the story
up to today. Give me 4 matte artists, 2 optical printer journeymen,
1 effects director some 8mm Kodacolr camera stock,16mm and 35mm camera
AND print stock one 4 projector head optical/aerial printer with bi-pack
option,hmm - maybe even a tri-pack option, one Step Printer for making
travelling mattes ... then you can swing by in 14 days and pick
up your order. THEN WHAT?
Well its Christmas season, just have to make 4 deliveries exchange
the 2SS copies the 1 Life Unsplit version (thats been split
undoubtedly) and the *first-day issue* Life Camera original. You say...
somebodys gonna knooooowww. Life published a few frames, so
what! The few that saw the 8mm film only remember Kennedys brains
on the street, wether it was frame 313 or 613 with a stopped limo
or not they could care less. The perp was caught within 12 hours was
dead within 48 hours and the gov has the film, its over and
done with.... oops I forgot something ... find a hidey-hole
for a couple EXTRA altered Zapruder Films then BURN the ACTUAL Camera
Original. As an aside: As evidence in a muder trial the Original Film
from Dealey Plaza of the assassination could and most probably would
mean execution, without it, pure speculation - maybe a conviction,
but therell never be closure regarding this murder, not even
with a confession. in my estimation the Zapruder camera original NEVER
left Dallas and was destroyed 37 years ago.
How was it editied?
Why edit it? Simple question isnt it? WHY? Sure isnt that
we want to cover up the deed hell it was done in front of everyone
and GOD. Might be something as simple as editing out incriminating
scenes and or frames.
Was the film altered (1.) ? Yes! Why? Possibly remove any indication
the SS as an AGENCY might of had anything to do with any assassination
plot. Its my firm belief that the SS did NOT plot and or plan
this crime, they may of been lax and screwed up their job that day,
but the SS as an agency did NOT conspire to murder the president.
Quite frankly I think they (as an agency) were as much a victim
of this murder as we the citizens of the USA were victims. As individuals?
Eh, there may have been an agent or two that could of been persuaded
to join a group that planned to ouster the president.
So what was removed?