A Conversation w/Karen Gelardi of Gilardi Design, Portland ME
Date: December 7, 1996
Transcribed by Jeff the bully (email@example.com)
Notes for the Tool Fans-from a conversation with Karen Gelardi of Gilardi Design, Portland Me., Sat.Dec.7; Re: The Multi-image process. It was Develped & Patented by her Father, Tony Gilardi R.I. Scool of Design and Steve Santone M.I.T. The Acrylic Lenticular case is Manufactured by Olammon Industries wich is owned and operated by the"Tribe of the Penobscots" of the Penobscot Indian Nation, located on Indian Island on the Penobscot River in Old-town Maine... did I mention they are INDIANS..ALL of them... Karen offered a few interesting tid-bits, and she was able to confirm that the band has always referred to the smokebox as....(right on Headake) a "smokebox" Optimize the viewing of your Multi-Images.. there are two factors to consider...first off, if you haven't noticed, the liner is designed to stand off from the inside face of the acrylic by just a little bit. if your not getting a really dramatic effect from your Multi-Image, try repositioning the sleeve so that it is not directly touching the lense, in order to achieve the -"optimum focal point". there is also the optimum viewing distance wich is "arms-length" according to Karen Gilardi. also try viewing under direct flourescent lighting. The band (Adam, along with Kevin Willis) collaborated with Concetta Halstead, (liner notes) who is affiliated with D.Z.N. in L.A., from there the work was sent to Karen Gilardi on "merge ready Build Files" and manipulated into the Multi-Image format with Adobe Photoshop. According to Gelardi, Something had to be edited out of Danny's image on the "Naked Couch Scene" and it wasn't his third eye! and sure enough, if you look closely, there is a 'shadow behind his left hand in two of the multi-image stills. evidence of re-touching. How modest!... I Started on this MAINE query a month ago Kabir, you remember? Gilardi and the Indians, were just the tip of the Ice-berg..Ive still got stories on the Mastering at Gateway Studios in Portland Me. and what about this shit Bro!!! Ænima is just a fancy anagram for MAINE.....