greygirlbeast (greygirlbeast) wrote,

Addendum: 16 SOUND START

A strange bit of writing today, which I'll say more on tomorrow, but the following bit should explain why I'm posting the three clips:

"White light spills from the machine and splashes across the sheet, and the sepia-toned frames of the SMPTE Universal countdown leader flash past —— 16 SOUND START —— 35 SOUND START —— PICTURE START —— then the numerals set within the cross-hair target —— 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 —— and the 'clock arm' sweeping round and round the succession of numbers before the staccato beep of the two-pop."

I must admit, I find them comforting...
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