Tuesday, April 12, 2011

And Now for Something Really Tasty

I'm going to be making hot dogs this week and was doing a bit of research into some of the methods of production when I ran across this horror. It appears to have been filmed in 1973 and I know that this type of plant is not very common any longer. However, like Upton Sinclair's "The Jungle" it still worth viewing as an historical work and an indicator of how far we've come and how the past was almost never any better than the present. Bon appetite!




7 comments:

Barzelay said...

I have no idea what the 1973 means in the corner, but this was definitely NOT filmed before at least 1990, though my guess would be that it was in the last decade. You can tell from the look of the video, including macro photography, color-balancing, light-adjustments, shots with movement, etc.

Linda/IdahoRocks said...

I can't look....

Adriana said...

Yikes...

Cameron Siguenza said...

Triwood 1973 is a Youtube user name :)

http://www.youtube.com/user/Triwood1973

Cameron S.

Yels said...

That is, oddly, not as disgusting as I thought it would be. But then again, since I know abscesses are one of the meat-like ingredients to go into low-grade hot dogs, it's hard to be disgusted by anything else.

Bob del Grosso said...

Me feel stupid.

Warner (aka ntsc) said...

Saw nothing in the video that couldn't have been done with professional equipment in the 80s.

However I would agree that it is more modern than that especially as the equipment shown is still in use and still sold.

It certainly was not done in 73 as it shows no 16 mm artifact and hand held video cameras didn't come into use until later that decade. The HL-33 being 1974. There is also no U-matic artifact.

I did video professionally for 30+ years for a major network.