In a former occupation I was in the film industry and had the opportunity to meet Leonard, he told me once that he didn't realize the impact that he had on youth. Not until years after the program's cancelation did he see or understand what Spoc stood for in young peoples lives as a role model for education in science and nothing is impossible if you study and never say it can not be done. The one thing I remember him
Saying to crew and students is "you can do it" or "it is only impossible if you don't try" when a director asked for something impossible.
I have seen that trait in your in you.
- being RetiredReasearch Scientest, 1970 - present
- Haunt the House:Terrortown
- Surgeon Simulator
- E-mail standards (Dec computer sponsored)
- Video tape standards bodies ( Sony and Eastman Kodak,1969-1975)
- Video DIsk (Ampex still store product line)
- Stop motion motion picture stand automation.
- Motion control systems for the Motion Picture industry.
- Automation of theatrical lighting systems
- Development of the first video camera to shoot for motion picture industry (Panavision-Panaflex)
- Computer aided drafting (Autocad 1.0-8)
- Computer animation systems, (Autocad)
- Computer Video editing (Edit Droid)
- Automation of automotive dynamiter lab. (Ford Motor)
- Development of video command and control network (Sony S-net).
- Development of the first ATM machines and their network ( Tandy copr, Bourls Computer now Unisis, Zenith electronics ( data and video on mid split broadband.) ) The test system was in Ann Arbor Mi. The ATM system required live, remote teller to dispense money remotely. *Due to Mich. Branch Banking Laws then. Not only could you get money you could: Buy tickets for sports events, Buy stamps, Check grades, read e-mail & more.
- Ran the film documentation dept for the U of Alaska, Fairbanks campus for the Alaskan Pipeline.
- Produced numerous training and informational films/videos.
- Been screwed by clients out of a lot of $$.
- Shot in the following formats: 8 & super 8mm,16mm, super 16,w/transfer to 35, 35mm 70mm, I-max. Many in anamorphic. Video in 1/2" 1", quad. Engineered and built 4 video trucks (3-40' and 1- 28')
- Was one the first Stedy-cams.
- I was one of the first engineers/designers for the PTL Network. With them I engineered/designed 7 TV stations across the U.S.
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