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DrTed Presents:  A health documentary on placing braces, a prequel to "Removing Braces" (YouTube)

Dr. Ted Presents: Placing Braces
(Featuring Corey Bell with the participation of Kim Bell)

A  four-part documentary film showing how orthodontists go about diagnosing and treatment planning their
cases then applying the braces: including the application and use of a fixed appliance to widen the upper jaw as an alternative to surgery.

Part 1:  Introducing Corey and Kim; making molds and x-rays and diagnosing and treatment planning

Part 2:  Placing the lower "SmartClip" braces and the first arch wire

Part 3:  Preparations for making the palate widener

Part 4:  Attaching the palate widener, placing the upper braces and wire, and concluding with a surprise ending

Dr. Ted Presents: airs Mondays at 10:30 am EDT and can be see on consecutive weeks starting

May 25
June 1
June 8
June 15, 2009

  streams on  briconline.org/bcat  (choose BCAT1)

TimeWarner cable channel 34 /    Cablevision 67 /   RCN 82 /  Verizon 42 
 

Part 1 (Preparation making molds and X-rays):  also aired Monday, 10:30 am March 30, 2009
 Part II (Placing the SmartClip Braces):  aired Monday, 10:30 am  April 6, 2009

ALL THE CHANNELS BELOW STREAM ONLINE AT:   briconline.org/bcat

 BCAT 1:   TimeWarner cable channel 34 /    Cablevision 67 /   RCN 82 /  Verizon 42

BCAT 2:    TimeWarner cable channel 35 /   Cablevision 68 /   RCN 83 /  Verizon 43

BCAT 3:    TimeWarner cable channel 56 /   Cablevision 69 /   RCN 84 /  Verizon 44

ACTION: In a few moments you are going to meet Corey and his mom Kim walking down Remsen street to my office.  Together WE are going to show you as it is actually happening how orthodontists everywhere in the world go about diagnosing and treatment planning and then placing braces on their patient's teeth.   We are sure that what your learn here today will lessen any fears about having braces put on. So then let us begin: quiet on the set...action

Sometimes you do a film and it suggests a "Sequel". On the other hand a film can also suggest you make a "'Prequel" as in the case of this new film we are about to embark on starring Corey Bell. Casting was the first problem. When I first met Corey he was reluctant. However his mom Annette (aka Kim) would not accept ''not me" as an answer from her son Corey. I had treated his aunt Mitzie who also had a delightful stage personna...indeed she was "tres sympa".

The next problem was to find a camera person (see note below to my fellow producers at BCAT). The problem was solved when Annette wrote back the letter below. and I responded to her:

"We will supply the camera person. It has to be done on Fridays not Saturdays."
 

 As long you believe he will be a great asset to the production, and will be reliable by responding to calls and mails. Finally, where can I see some of his films.
Send me his name, telephone and email address. Delighted to be working with you and Corey on this shoot.  I hope my colleagues at BCAT will not be offended since I sent the letter to them. Tant pis.
As for Friday for me it is well-chosen.  Let's get the show on the road. "Quiet on the set."
  
Good. I would like to meet him in the least possible delay, preferably at the stage and certainly with Corey to "rehearse" him a bit.
 
Cordially,

Ted Rothstein, DDS, PhD  
Specialist in Cosmetic Orthodontics for Adults and Children
Specialist in Orthodontic Jaw Wiring
BCAT producer

 

In a message dated 2/20/2009 4:17:16 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, CBKim7 writes:
We will supply the camera person.It has to be done on Fridays not Saturdays.
ABell 718 237 58 56 or 917 568 6623 


-----Original Message-----
From: Drted35@aol.com
To: cpareja@bcat.tv; lpgarzon@bcat.tv; gsutton@bcat.org; hardfireTV@gmail.com
Sent: Fri, 20 Feb 2009 8:07 am
Subject: need a camera person to shoot a film at office

 
Ted Rothstein, DDS, PhD  
Specialist in Cosmetic Orthodontics for Adults and Children
Specialist in Orthodontic Jaw Wiring
BCAT producer

American Association of Orthodontists
Founder DPOJW: www.drted.com/DPOJW.html
35 Remsen St., Brooklyn, NY 11201
718 852 1551      Fx 718 852 1894
www.drted.com    drted35@aol.com
 
Dear Carlos and Lyra:
 
Re: Dr. Ted Presents:

 An educational/ health documentary: How modern braces are placed on the teeth. (A prequel to "Removing braces" showing on YouTube at present.)

 
Technological advances have revolutionized the field of modern orthodontic treatment.  3m-Unitek's SmartClip braces incorporates just about every one those advances. I would like to show the process in real time of placing braces on a congenial young fellow named Corey Bell.
 
Would  like to shoot a film at my office regarding the  preparation (molds and X-rays) and placing braces on Corey Bell's teeth? I submitted an application  for a Special last night.
 
Filming would be done on a Friday or Saturday.
 
Maybe you can recommend interns or even better a producer  interested in filming this episode.
 
Maybe you  can advise/suggest the best way to proceed to go about getting someone.
 
If you know of person interested in my project please have them contact me. Cordially, Ted
 
Real time:
Interview patient: 10 minutes
Making molds... 15 minutes: in the records room
Taking and X-ray 10 minutes: : in the records room
Diagnose the molds of the teeth: 5 minutes. Treatment room
Diagnose the X-ray: 5 minutes. Treatment room.
Initial  reshaping of edges of patient's front teeth: Treatment room chair
Bonding the brackets on patient's teeth..20 minutes: Treatment room chair
Attaching the wires:... 1 minute
 
Cordially, Dr. Ted

Friday 28: blocking out the script with the associate producer/"vidiographer" and Corey (the "talent")

SPECIAL NOTE:  After checking  the specifications required by BCAT for broadcasting film I learned that BCAT does not accept the VHS and VHS-c film formats. They do accept S-VHS, Beta SP, Mini DV, DV and DV Cam and Hi 8. Consequently, it became necessary to find an alternative to Cory's uncle, who shoots only VHS film (an older generation of  film format).  The new person selected was Patrick Metivier, a seasoned film maker with a constant presence at BCAT.  Today we blocked out the sequence of events we would be shooting on Friday, 6 (placement of lighting, camera-shot angles, and procedures that will be filmed. Corey and his mom signed the talent release forms. The "rehearsal" required we run thru the entire sequence of events. I think of it like playing "phantom" guitar. At this session we decided on the necessary the equipment (camera, lighting equipment, electric cords, mics) to carry out the shoot which BCAT supplies free to certified producers. One must apply at least three days in advance of the shoot. Such equipment is provided only when the producer has been given an air date for his show. The air date for my show is March 21. The equipment is on loan for exactly 24 hours. We intend to pick up the equipment not later than 6:45 pm Thursday evening the 5th. 10 am Friday morning was chosen to begin filming. We expect to be finished by 1pm and return the equipment well before the deadline.

Real time:

Chat with C and mom who is welcome to be present when Dr. T. places braces: 5-10 minutes
Making molds... 20-30 minutes: in the records room
     Dr. Ted will fit the upper tray in C's mouth and perhaps then  trim it to make it fit.
     For the upper impression both T and C are standing.
     T: mixes a powder and water in a bowel to make a paste and places the paste in a the tray and then places the tray in C's mouth for about one minute and then removes it and examines the impression for accuracy.
     He then asks C to sit...Fits the upper tray and then mixes a powder and water in a bowel to make a paste  and places the paste in a the tray and then places the tray in C's mouth for about one minute and there removes it and examines the impression for accuracy.
    The Staff person then makes the mold (made of stone) by mixing stone powder and water together to make  a paste that he pours in to the upper and lower impressions that he took.
    It takes about twenty minutes for the paste to harden in to a  solid stone mold which the staff member trims on the "model trimmer" to make look presentable.
    The stone molds are then given to T. who uses them to review his diagnosis and treatment plan and they will be shown as  close up.
 
After the molds are taken the two most important x-rays are taken:  1. Panoramic  where the patient is positioned standing up in a tall machine  and the head of the machine rotates slowly around C's head. The X-ray is then sent thru the automatic developing machine which takes about 5-10 minutes.
 
2.  The lateral head X-ray is taken: here the patient sits down and an x-ray of the head is taken.
 
Staff gives Dr. T the molds and both X-rays to confirm his thoughts on the diagnosis and treatment plan he intends to use to correct C's bite problem.
 
Camera will show the molds, and the X-rays which can be seen/viewed on white illuminating screen on the wall opposite the dental chair.

T. share out-loud his thoughts regarding the C's molds and X-ray.

 
As Dr. Ted places the braces camera will see how Dr. T refers back to the Panoramic X-ray to determine the best position to place the bracket on each tooth.
 
Preparation to place the braces ("SmartClip" Clarity)
    Preparation of the edges of the teeth to make them straight: Dr. Ted use a small rotary disc to make the edges of C's upper front teeth very straight. Patient may experience mild discomfort and is advised to take two Advil an hour before the sanding which takes about 5 minutes. Camera should film this.
    T. now rubs the teeth he is going to place the braces on with a pink pumice paste applied to an cotton roll and C rinses it off.  It cleans the surface of the teeth.
    The teeth are dried with a warm air drier.
    T. will place braces on two teeth at a time beginning with the two upper front teeth. A total of 12 braces are placed.
    As T. places the braces he refers to the panoramic X-ray.
    Each tooth is painted with a chemical that cleans the tooth and makes its surface sticky.
    Each bracket come with adhesive already on it (camera can get a close up of the pink adhesive on the back of the bracket.
    
Assistant hands T. one bracket at a time. T places and carefully positions each "bracket" on its appropriate tooth.
    When T. is satisfied that the bracket on positioned correctly he asks the assistant to "cure" the adhesive with blue light to initiate the setting of the adhesive (10 seconds for each bracket placed). The bracket is now  securely "bonded" to the tooth.
    T. then goes on the paint the next  two teeth repeating the process until all  12 upper teeth are done. This takes about 20 minutes,
    Patient rinses his mouth.
    T. selects an appropriate wire and presses so that it clips on to the bracket.  Audio can pickup the sound of the two clicks for each bracket. Attaching the wire takes less than a minute. 
    Usually the wire is too long and sticks out of the back "tubes.  Dr. Ted checks and snips off the excess wire.
    Instructions are repeated regarding how often and when to brush teeth  and eating soft foods so as to avoid detaching braces.
    While the braces are being placed we can simultaneously play on the monitor the YouTube Video that Dr.T made on "removing braces"
    Camera can do a short interview of C. and a short interview with Dr.T.
 
 Patient gets up and rinses his teeth with Listerine

Short interview with Corey following placement of braces.

Short interview with Dr. Ted following placement of braces.

Taking and X-ray 10 minutes: : in the records room
Diagnose the molds of the teeth: 5 minutes. Treatment room
Diagnose the X-ray: 5 minutes. Treatment room.
Initial  reshaping of edges of patient's front teeth: Treatment room chair
Bonding the brackets on patient's teeth..20 minutes: Treatment room chair
Attaching the wires:... 1 minute

SPECIAL NOTE  All tapes that are prepared for airing at BCAT must conform to the following format:

Black 10 seconds
Bars and Tones 30 seconds
Black 10 seconds
Countdown 10 seconds
and must say in the ending credits: "Produced though the facilities of BCAT, Brooklyn, NY 11217,  2002, all rights reserved."

Email to the cast of Dr.Ted Presents: Placinging Braces:

Thanks to Victor for installing Avid on my home PC. He  has consented to be editing consultant and senior film advisor who will be available to comment on our work-product as we head toward the March 21st air-date.
 
Consider the addition of an introduction/prologue at the head of the film that begins with me introducing "The film that you are about to see..."  to the audience. We can shoot that at the studio or the office. Or adding a postscript at the tail of the film narrated by me.
 
Here is the calendar of editing time we have to do complete the film. Dr. Ted Presents: Placing Braces. a BCAT "special" film.
 
Will need to decide if this will be trimmed to a  28.6 or 56.8- minute film. Patrick said we have about 90 minutes of footage.
 
We will surely want a 10-minute segment for YouTube as the mate to Removing Braces (We have in reality: 1. Preparations for placing braces and 2. Placing braces).
 
EDITING TIME SCHEDULE:
Tuesday, Mar 10,   7-10  1st session: capture footage in Avid and divide into segments/clips for editing not longer than 5-10 minutes each.
 
Thursday, Mar 12,   4-10 Lay down on the time line: Black, Bars and Tone, Black and Countdown info., and splice in generic opening and closing obtained from Saul. Begin splicing clips in to the sequence
Friday, Mar. 13,   4-7 Finish choosing all clips to splice into sequence
Saturday.  Mar. 14, 10-1  Title and opening credits;  Add transitions and effects and
Tuesday, Mar 17,  7-10  Finalize by adding final credits  and placing the Ballad at the tail end of the film as imported from Jon's DVD
Thursday, Mar. 18 4-10 Refine the editing
Friday,  Mar 19,   4-7  Refine the editing Review and Submit to programming
Saturday,  Mar. 20, 10-1 Review and Submit to programming
 
Patrick will need to put some of the segments for me to work on at home. He can use the portable hard drive to get them to me at home.
We need to get the generic  opening and closing from Saul and the DVD from Jon.  Please assist Patrick in the least possible delay.
 
Footage we have obtained and assembled:
Assorted B-Roll filmed outside the office and inside the office
Generic footage that opens all Dr. Ted Presents: shows (B-roll and background music Ballad of Dr.Ted with Title of film and producer name.)
50-second Dr. Ted in front of office introducing the reason for making/and purpose of film.
Corey and mom coming down street
Corey and mom entering office
Corey and mom entering reception room being greeted by Dr. Ted
Dr. Ted sitting in reception room talking to Corey and Mom
Dr. Ted telling Corey and mom  in the treatment room  about the Diagnostic tools we are going to make: Panoramic X-ray, dental molds and lateral head x-ray
Dr. Ted introduces the skull of "Dire Beaucoup" (pronounced "Dira Bokoo")
Dr. Ted  taking Corey's upper and lower impressions and Dr. Ted making the stone models and trimming the models.
Brian taking Panoramic X-ray while Dr. Ted provides narrative
Brian making Lateral head X-ray while Dr. Ted provides narrative
Dr. Ted in the treatment room receiving the dental molds from Brian begins explaining how he interprets the meaning of the dental molds and Panoramic X-ray
Generic footage that closes all Dr. Ted Presents:shows (B-roll and background music Ballad of Dr.Ted as credits scroll down with voice over with Dr. Ted saying: " I hope you have enjoyed learning how orthodontists go about making diagnostic dental molds and special X-rays in preparation for attaching braces. Join me again in Part II when I will show you the process of actually bonding the braces on to Cory's teeth and then how I attach the wire that make the teeth begin straighten"

END PART I

Dr. Ted demonstrating to mom the problem created by Corey's narrow upper Jaw using his models and the plastic models.

Dr. Ted deciding to make a special orthopedic jaw widening device as an option to jaw surgery and explaining to Kim the reason for needing the new device.
Dr. Ted deciding to put braces on Corey's lower teeth instead of his upper teeth.
Dr. Ted giving Corey instructions
Dr. Ted cleaning his teeth with pumice and cotton roll and Dr.Ted micro-etching his teeth with explanations for why he is doing it
Dr. Ted Telling Corey what he is going to do
Dr. Ted using his rotary tools to make Corey's lower front teeth edges straight.
Dr. Ted introducing the SmartClip  (pre-pasted with adhesive) "straight-wire", "self-ligating" braces (Shows pink adhesive on the brackets about to be bonded on to the teeth.
Brian assisting Dr. Ted in placing the 12  SmartClip brackets and light curing them on during which he shows photo of what braces use to look like;
Dr. Ted showing photos of braces back when he graduated from school and the new  lingual iBraces.
Dr. Ted finishing by placing the first arch wire on to Corey's braces. Audio picks up sound of wire clicking in.
Dr. Ted reminding Corey of his responsibilities and what he can expect re tenderness from the wire straightening teeth.
Generic footage that closes all Dr. Ted Presents:shows (B-roll and background music Ballad of Dr.Ted as credits scroll down)

Mini-interview with mom and Corey

 
Work-in-progress,
 
Cordially, Dr. Ted
 
Film Credits: either scrolls up over 27 secs (810 frames)  or each title/name slowly appears, remains for 1.0 seconds and slowly disappear  (font (Elephant) is white on either black or blue screen
 Dr. Ted Presents:Placing Braces
 
Credits
 
Executive Producer
Ted Rothstein, DDS, PhD
 
Producer-director
Patrick Metiver
 
Chief Editor
Dr. Ted Rothstein 
 
Skull of Dire Beaucoup ca. 1875
Played by herself
 
Featuring Corey Bell as himself
in cooperation with his mother
Kim Bell 
 
Videographer and senior assistant editor
Patrick Metiver
 
Editing consultant and senior film advisor
Victor Arnez
 
Set preparation, production of radiographs and chair-side assistant
Brian Millard, office manager
 
 Opening and Closing Sequences shot and edited by
Saul Sudin
 
Lyrics and Music to Ballad of Dr. Ted
Jon Rothstein and Rob Schiffmann

Ballad of Dr. Ted (as nominated to represent the AAO and seen on YouTube)
 Jon Rothstein  and Dr. Ted Rothstein

 
Photos of patients
Donated by patients
 
 Photos of patients taken and compiled by office staff:
Brian Millard
Rachel Claude
John Nicolosi
 
Floral arrangements Charlotte Dicosta
Floral Heights
 
Special thanks for language suggestions used in introduction
Margarita Bayona
 
  Produced though the facilities of BCAT, Brooklyn, NY 11217,  2002, all rights reserved.
 

March 9
TRothstein/bcat

1st editing session (one day earlier than planned) time 3+ hours  (6:30-10):
Capture 1st 60-minute tape #1on to the timeline and begin rough cutting by choosing from the various takes captured: Reached segment where Dr.Ted has finished reshaping Corey's teeth.  We have  enough footage to make two 28 minute shows
To install introductory pre-footage (black, bars and tones, black and countdown:  File/import/Jumpback/.bars and tone/ click 2x/bars and tone countdown). Decided to add a two-minute Dr. Ted introduction to the film. Decided to add some voice over while Brian is taking records using the mini-audioboard in the editing suite. Capturing footage for editing stops at 30 minutes segments.
Session 2: Plan to add Title and generic  opening and closing; capture footage on tape 2 and continue rough cutting.
 

March 10
Continue editing sequence on tape1/2: 
Began this session by reviewing the tape and deciding what edits needed to be done (one hour). Remove, shorten and refine the clips composing the sequence. Placed transitions effects at edit lines. All supplementary takes removed. At next session will review and and continue refining tape 1 then make copy and remove from hard drive to free up memory for capturing and editing footage from 2nd tape. Progress is ahead of schedule. Hope to place jumpbacks (black, bars and tones, black and countdown (black, bars and tones, black and countdown) and add opening and closing. Planning to add a two-minute opening segment with Dr. Ted introducing the subject/object of the film. Time 3+ hours.

March 11
 Continue editing tape 1:  Following the Ballad of Dr. Ted  we added  black, bars and tones, black and countdown from the "Jumpbacks" and then added the  generic opening of Dr.Ted presents show.  This tape included about 6 edited minutes of tape 2: (up to the part where Dr.Ted has finished reshaping Corey's teeth).  Having run out of memory in the  drive space allotted to this project at BCAT we copied the the contents of the nearly completed tape 1+ to a master tape. (Total minutes about 40).  Then we captured the footage on tape 2.  Since it contains about 36 minutes of footage the capture stopped at 30mintes (bin 6?) Leaving about 10 more minutes to capture. We have made operational a mini-cam making it easier to create a the two-minute Dr. Ted intro we envisioned just after the Ballad of Dr. Ted and just before the generic opening. Editing time 3hours:  Tomorrow we will continue with rough editing tape two.

[Thoughts on the two-minute Dr.Ted intro: Dr. Ted is filmed standing in front of the office sign, (see end of the Ballad of Dr.Ted) now  wearing the same green sweater and striped shirt with a decidedly different hair style (Julius Caesar).  He speaks:

 "Hi/hello/good morning/ bonjour: Removing Braces  is a film I produced that you can now see on YouTube. It was produced because of the fear and anxiety  that patients have when they are about to get their braces removed.

 It has become very popular so it was an easy segue to produce this film entitled Putting on Braces for the Dr. Ted Presents show.  In just a few moments you are going to meet Corey Bell and his mom Kim coming down Remsen St. to my office.

WE are going to show you as it is actually happening  the steps that all orthodontists everywhere in the world go about when preparing for and placing braces on their patient's teeth. Look! here they come now" ..Dr. Ted points and film transitions to Corey and Mom walking down the street.]  Total time 45 seconds.

March 12

Complete editing tape 2: Contents of film: Jumpbacks (BCAT logo, black, bars and tones, black and countdown);  generic opening for the Dr. Ted Presents: film series; film title (Dr. Ted Presents: Placing braces); one minute introduction (see below) in front of office sign waiting for family to arrive at the office; title page: followed by meeting and greeting family; general discussion in reception room; explanation in treatment room of records to be made; making of the records in the record room; back in the treatment  room reporting to family concerning the interpretation of the records; explaining reason for a change in the treatment plan; introducing the SmartClip Braces; preparing the surfaces of the teeth for receiving the brackets;  placing and light-curing the 12 brackets; attaching the wire to the brackets; description of patient discomfort during the first week; Thanking patient and parent for their cooperation; and farewell; Generic closing including with B-roll as background for credits. Total time about 65 minutes.

 [Dr. Ted begins preparation of models showing how patients teeth will be "separated" in preparation for fitting bands/rings on Corey's teeth and making the special upper molds that the lab will receive to make the palate widener]; Part II of Placing Braces will show attaching the palate widener, placing Clarity (SmartClip braces on the 6 upper front teeth and attaching the upper arch wire.

March 13
Begin review of film on timeline and adding title, credits  and B-roll. Plan to shoot one minute Dr. Ted introduction in front of office Saturday morning

 

Dear Patrick: 

In discussing the film  with you last night it now seems inevitable that to complete this project we will need to have Corey back to film :
 
Appt. 2: Fitting the 4 rings around his teeth and making the molds to send to the lab to make the palate widener. 30 minutes
 
Appt 3:  Sanding  the edges of his upper front teeth (this time with an injection of anesthesia to eliminate any discomfort), attaching  the palate widener on to his upper teeth and bonding on the six upper front  with "Clarity" brackets and placing the first upper arch wire.  (one hour and 15 minutes).
 
Thurs: Ted editing tonight 7-10
 
Friday: Patrick and Ted try to get AVID at Ted's house up and going with the sequence we have produced
 
Sat. Morning:   Shoot 2 minute intro with Ted standing in front of office sign with Patrick's camera OR overnight with BCAT camera.  Ted
 

Dear Kim,

Kim,  at least  7 days before the appointment for fitting the rings for the palate widener I will need to place 8 tiny elastics about the size of this O between his back teeth. They function to separate his teeth which allows me to fit the rings correctly. It takes 5 minutes to place them. No discomfort is typical. We do  not need to film with Corey present for  "placing separators" since we can demonstrate it on a plastic model using Patrick's Mini-cam.   Cc: Patrick 
 

March 13 cont'd

Editing 3 hours; finished editing all captured footage on Avid timeline. Total film time available is 65 minutes. Tomorrow morning we will film Dr. Ted's 45 second introduction to the film.including possible B-roll for use as background while credits are scrolling.

Camera is situated on steps looking up at Dr. Ted standing next to/in front of office sign as Ted speaks camera slowly moves in while Ted says:
 
ACTION:     Good morning, buenos dias and Bon jour....."Removing braces" is a film I produced that you can now see on YouTube. I produced that film because of the fear and anxiety that patients have about getting their braces REMOVED. The film has become very popular so it was a logical step to make another film this time about PUTTING BRACES ON.
 
(camera stops rolling: reposition camera to show Ted now sitting on the low  sidewalk wall in front of the court yard next  to the office sign now facing the direction from which Corey and his mother will be coming.
 
ACTION: In a few moments you are going to meet Corey and his mom KIM walking down Remsen street to my office.  Together WE are going to show you as it is actually happening how orthodontists everywhere in the world go about diagnosing and treatment planning and then placing braces on their patient's teeth.   We are sure that what your learn here today will lessen any fears about having braces put on. So then let us begin: quiet on the set...action

 

 March 14, 2009
Shoot footage as planned for 50 second Dr. Ted introduction to film and
apply for copyright Dr. Ted Presents: series. Time spent 1 hour.

March 16,
Editing time 3 hours: added title information just before splicing in 50-second Dr.Ted introduction and  then transition to Corey and mom walking down Remsen St. to office.  Added B roll images after Ted says last words to Corey and then finally added credits and full version of Ballad of Dr. Ted (YouTube)  Final editing session  for details tomorrow evening with Senior film editor Victor Arnez.

March 17,
NO  PROGRESS;
AIR DATE MAR 21.

 Went to editing studio to review film. Unable to accomplish anything. Patrick had removed our completed work in progress because the memory allowed for the Dr. Ted presents Series was not sufficient. I discovered this when I could not find the film on the drive were work in. I had not realized that P. had done that even though I was there when he did.  In spite of having the editing suite from 6-10 I could not stay past 7 and Patrick ran into problems and could not accomplish more detailing of the film.   However, it was not a complete waste since I learned that the time allotted to air a BCAT "Special" show was 28 minutes. Therefore, the  72-minute film would have to be further edited into a two-part series: Part I: Preparations for placing braces and then Part II Placing Braces. We would take some footage from Part II and tack it on to Part I as a brief "coming attraction".  So March 18 we will continue to do just that.

Part II Placing Braces:

 
In part II we want to show:
 
A. How a plate expander gets made and attached to the upper teeth and how it widens
B. The attaching/bonding of the 6 upper front clear  braces
C. Attaching the upper wire to the clear upper front six brackets
 
In real-life this is done as follows:
 
At the next appointment:
 
I make one special x-ray that shows his palate bones as they are at the start.
 
 Then I place 8 tiny elastics (4 each side)  between the upper back teeth (takes 10 minutes ---painless).
They remain in place for at least 7 days.  The elastics are called "separators"
 
I made a model that shows them in place and we can film that model
 
At the appointment after that:
 
I remove the elastics. Now there is space between the teeth allowing me to painlessly fit rings on the four teeth needed to make the palate widening device. It is exactly like fitting a ring on your finger.
 
I have made a dental model showing how the four rings would look in his teeth.
 
Then I take an impression of his teeth with the rings on his teeth and remove the impression and then remove the rings and place\e them back in the impression and pour in dental stone plaster so that we end up with a stone model of Corey's teeth with the four rings in place on the teeth of the dental model and send it to the lab.  I replace the elastic separators.
 
The lab send us the palate device in 3 weeks.
 
At the final appointment (the only one we need to have film footage of) I remove the separators (one minute)
and begin checking the fitting the device on his teeth. (10 minutes). If it fits well I remove it and  the assistant cleans and dries it and places  an adhesive in each of the four rings, and hands it back  to me and I seat it on his teeth.  The adhesive sets in 2 minutes. Much attention is give to removing the adhesive that has overflows.  Sometimes we use an adhesive that gets hard by shining a light on it.
 
We then show mother how to make the turns in the screw that is set in the device that widens as it is turned with a special (simple) "key",  It widens just a little each time the screw is turned.   I would then do on e turn while Kim watches me and then she would do one turn herself under my supervision. Then I give Kim basic instructions:  "Make one turn every two days for a total maximum of 10 turns and return to the office for evaluation".
 
Then we bond on the six brackets to the upper front teeth as we did on the lower teeth. (12 minutes) and
place the wire (three minutes).  End of filming

March 18

Nothing accomplished (perhaps even major setback):  Learned that BCAT computers  are constantly infected with viruses that can render previously created edited files useless.  Learned that the iOmega portable hard drive must be connect to the PC before starting the Avid program. Goal for March 19th to create a 28 minute film for airing the 21st: Dr. Ted Presents: Placing Braces (Part I-- Preparation for Placing Braces).    It will  be the first part of  a 72 minute DVD showing  the entire film including Part I and Part II.
 
Dr. Ted Presents: Placing Braces (Parts I and II). Will be programmed to air as a separate show.

March 19,     3 hours editing time: Using the Avid's "Audio Punch" tool  we added the voice over to bring Part I to a close: "I hope you have enjoyed learning how orthodontists go about making diagnostic dental molds and special X-rays in preparation for attaching braces. Join me again in Part II when I will show you the process of actually bonding the braces on to Cory's teeth and then how I attach the wire that make the teeth begin to straighten"  Total time of film  29 minutes and 51 seconds  Dr. Ted Presents Placing Braces Part I: Preparation ... 10:30 am TW 34; cable 67, RCN 82; Verizon 41; Streamlive at: http://www.briconline.org/bcat/default.asp  

March 20,  Review film and correct errors noted after reviewing entire film March 19 and submit to Programming Department for airing Sat. March 21, 10:30 am;.  Submit application for a ONE HOUR SPECIAL  to air Part 1 and 2  of Dr .Ted Presents:Placing Braces

March 21,
Show was removed from airing line up even though we had submitted the tape last night. We failed to to notify them 3-4 days in advance of the air dated that we were going to be submitting the tape late: Live and learn.  The good new: We have submitted the application for the ONE HOUR SPECIAL for airing April 8.

 

March 21, :-(

Dear Patrick,
 
Show was removed from airing line up even though we had submitted the tape last night. We failed to  notify them 3-4 days in advance of the air date that we were going to be submitting the tape late: Live and learn.  The good new: We have submitted the application for the ONE HOUR SPECIAL for airing April 8.
 
The good news:
We have Part 1
Part II is almost in the can
 
Part I and ll combined (58 minutes is also an easy do)
 
Creating 10 minutes of Part A (Preparation) for upload to YouTube) is not difficult
Creating 10 minutes of Part B (Attaching braces) for upload to YouTube) is not difficult
 
We will now begin creating Part A and Part B showing how the Palate spreader is made, attached to the teeth, and the upper front clear brackets bonded on and the wire snapped on to the brackets.
 
We will combine Part A and Part B into a 58 minute film like we did for the first film and then:
Create 10 minutes of Part A (Preparation) for upload to YouTube).
Creating 10 minutes of Part B (Attaching widener, brackets and wire to the upper teeth for upload to YouTube).
 
I am going to get Corey in today if possible or tomorrow to put the 8 separators between his teeth (10 minutes)  All to the good if we can film it as well but if you cannot get there we can fall back to  plan B:
 
When he comes back I will remove the separators (one minute) and you can then film me placing them in again just to show how they are placed between the teeth. I will then remove them immediately and begin fitting the Bands around the four teeth that are necessary to make the palate widener.
 
Then I  will make a new impression  with the rings on. Then I will remove the rings, seat them in the impression and pour up a new stone mold with the rings sitting correctly on the teeth I fitted them on.
 
I will sent this model to the lab and 2-3 weeks later will receive the device.
 
If all goes well we will have:
Interview w Trachtenberg
Interview w Trotter
Interview w Sargi
Interview w Bautista
 
First Corey film
Part l 28 min
Part II 28 min
Part I and II combined
 
Second Corey film
Part l 28 min
part ll 28 min
Part I and II combined
 
We then have enough to submit a weekly (9 shows) + 1
Cordailly,

March 22, (5 hours working time) Introduce 650 GB portable hard drive and gather all film clips made to date and place them in it; Begin shooting footage for Second Corey film Part I.
First appointment: 17 minutes of film shoot went remarkably smooth and took about  30 minutes: practice footage loaded on to AVID at home.

SCRIPT

WELCOME BACK

 
WE ARE GOING TO BEGIN THE PROCESS THAT ENDS UP WITH THE 
PALATE WIDENER THAT I AM GOING TO ATTACH TO YOUR TEETH
WHICH WILL BE USED TO WIDEN YOU UPPER JAW AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO SURGERY
 
SHOW  PALATE WIDENING DEVICE
 
I AM GOING TO PLACE THESE TINY BLUE ELASTIC SEPARATORS  BETWEEN YOUR BACK TEETH
SHOW ONE SEPARATOR ON FLOSS.
 
LET ME SHOW YOU HOW IT IS PLACE:    SHOW ON THE MODEL HOW IT IS PLACED
 
WHEN I HAVE FINISHED YOUR TEETH WILL LOOK LIKE THIS"
SHOW MODEL  WITH SEPARATORS
 
THEY HAVE ONE PURPOSE"
 
TO SLIGHTLY SEPARATE YOUR TEETH SO THAT WHEN YOU RETURN NEXT WEEK i WILL BE ABLE TO FIT RINGS AROUND YOUR BACK TEETH 
 
SHOW BOX WITH RINGS
 
SHOW MODEL WITH RINGS TO  SEND TO THAT LAB TO MAKE THE PALATE WIDENER.
 
I WILL DO MY BEST TO DO IT WITHOUT CAUSING YOU ANY DISCOMFORT
 
WHEN I HAVE FINISHED YOUR TEETH WILL LOOK LIKE THIS"
SHOW MODEL  WITH SEPARATORS
 
PREP SEPS WITH LUBE HAVE THE NICE MODEL TO DEMO HOW
 
PLACE ALL THE SEPARATORS
 
THERE THE SEPARATORS ARE ALL PLACED
ASK: how do you  FEEL with the separators between your teeth

March 23,  3 hours editing time; Finished editing Part 2 of film and will submit to the Department of Programming Mar. 24


March 24, 3 hours editing time: Began correction of errors that appeared in the tapes of interviews 3 and 4 of Drs. Sargi and Bautista; Finished Part II (30 minute show of Placing braces) and the one-hour "SPECIAL" film (Part I and II combined--NO AIR DATE AS YET): Part 1 (Preparation making molds and X-rays): airs Monday, 10:30 am March 30, 2009 Part II (Placing the SmartClip Braces): airs Monday, 10:30 am  April 6, 2009 (no date as yet to air ; submitted application for use of a BCAT camera to shoot Part 3 this coming Saturday 28 (fitting rings and making impressions-dental molds to sent to lab for palate widener):  Began learning how BCAT's mini-studio can be used to produce one-man shows very effectively: one man call-in show or an interview show where the host can control the operation of three cameras ("heads") and movement of 3 cameras (with a "joystick") available to interview one or even two persons and teleprompter when needed. improved my understanding of the the mini-audio board and how it is uses to import audio from the tape and CD decks provided in each editing suite. LEARNED: THAT AN OVERNGHT CAMERA (FOR SHOOT SAT) CAN BE PICKED UP SAT MORN ABOUT AS EARLY AS 10 (10:30 - MORE LIKELY) AND MUST BE RETURNED SUNDAY AS EARLY AS 8 AM BUT NOT LATER THAN 1PM. LOANED EQUIPMENT HAS A 24-HOUR USE PERIOD. IN GENERAL PICKING UP EQUIPMENT FROM THE  Public Equipment room is accomplished not later than 4:30

 March 26

Submitted part II to programming department; Recapture Episode 3 (Sarji) in preparation to repair a 10 minute Audio void in the timeline and recapture the raw footage  from Camera B shooting Dr. Sarji  and from Camara  A  shooting Dr. Ted wearing green doctor's coat which ends with 5 takes of Dr. Ted now wearing dark suit introducing episode 4 with Dr. Bautista.   Decided to deploy my laptop in to the production to facilitate editing.   Met Carlos (education director)  and expressed my interest in learning more about how the mini-studio facility which will be soon converted from a tape facility to a digital facility.  Finally met a 6'10" charming fellow at  BCAT named Robert, Hale- fellow well met with Patrick who took delight in appearing on the Dr. Ted Presents show.  Learned that capturing film is a time consuming/wasting but vital/necessary element for beginning the process of editing the film that was shot.

March 29:

7:30 pm- 9:00 pm filmed continuation of Placing Braces Part 3 and Part 4: Fitted the rings on Corey's teeth and made the dental mold for shipment to lab to make the palate widener.

March 31:  Molds with fitted rings sent to lab.   Begin planning for ONE HOUR SPECIAL -- An interview with two patients who will have their braces off on the same day and a special surprise at the end.

April 6: line up for Future shows:
          

           April Sat April 11  Robert Cornegy Jr. 6'10" M25 bus bus issue running for 36th dist council rep.
           April Sat 18 patients w braces outside and inside Cinque Lee and Sara Chen
           April  Sat 25 patients getting braces off this day Maniza Ahmed and Eva Terry
           Wrapping with Rabbi Aaron
           Isaac Druker: Sr. Editior Small Claims Court Bookf
           How to use the small claims court  Susan FRol
           How to use the small claims court.
          Corey Bell Part 3
          Corey Bell Part 4
           Nancy Chioma  Senior Pharmacologist
           Brendon Fearon: drives a horse and carriage in Central Park and building tourist hotel in Honduras
          Stanley Moshman  and Bill Sussman local DDS
          Fran Zeman   Appraiser
            Especially wired
            Karen Callier straighten edges and bleach
            Susan Krol Invisalign interview  BA criminal justice and MS developmental psych  Work: Us probation officer  produce presented reports for judges ( an appeal pro se in NJ appellate court for 650)

Rity Singh  early invisalgn patient