Rockwell Turbo Encabulator





An absolutely hilarious video filled with jargon about the Rockwell Turbo Encapulator! Of course, we all know that p = 2.5c * 6.7 over n where n, of course, is the di-ethical evolute of retrograde temperature phase disposition and c in that formula being Shalmondalay’s annular grid coefficient. Obviously!

This is the first time the Turbo Encabulator was recorded with picture, shot in the late 70’s at Regan Studios in Detroit on 16mm film.

The narrator and writer is Bud Haggert. He was the top voice-over talent on technical films. He wrote the script because he rarely understood the technical copy he was asked to read and felt he shouldn’t be alone.

He was using an audio prompter referred to as “the ear”. He was actually the pioneer of the ear. He was to deliver a live speech without a prompter. After struggling in his hotel room trying to commit to memory he went to plan B. He recorded it to a large Wollensak reel to reel recorder and placed it in the bottom of the podium. With a wired earplug he used it for the speech and the “ear” was invented. Today every on-camera spokesperson uses a variation of Bud’s innovation. Dave Rondot was the director and John Choate was the DP on this production.