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Thomas J. Valentino
Thomas J. Valentino April 27, - August 4, was an American businessman of Italian descent being amongst the first to develop libraries of sound effects and taped music. Valentino was born in the outskirts of Palermo, Sicily; his family immigrated to the US in He began his career in the s as a piano and organ tuner for Wurlitzer, tuning and servicing pianos on trans-Atlantic steamers docking in New York. In the s he created live sound effects for Broadway productions while becoming a sales representative for Gennett Recordings. He started his own sound effects company named Thomas J. Valentino Inc.
Sound effects creation has changed dramatically over the years. So has the way in which effects are packaged and sold. Fragile tapes and LPs that degenerated with repeated plays are relics that have no place in the contemporary television and film production community. Even the CDs that replaced these media are in danger of becoming obsolete. Online delivery systems are in their infancy, but as connections to the Internet become faster and copyright protection schemes progress, they will likely make ground shipping of traditional media unnecessary. Where exactly are we today, and how are content producers leading us into the next phase of sound effects distribution? We contacted a handful of companies, scoured the Web for downloads and conducted interviews with some key players to get a sense of the state of the industry within an industry.
In , weekly movie attendance in the U. Given all the entertainment options, only one in ten people chose to see a movie in a theater. Compare that with attendance figures in the s. In just eight years, from to , weekly U. How did movies influence modern youth, whose rush to adopt the "modern" values and conduct showcased on the screen distressed many older Americans? And how would the introduction of sound affect the long-established silent genre that was reaching, in the words of one producer, "notable heights of beauty and power as pantomime only"?