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These pages were initially created to transfer photos from traditional scrapbooks to the internet in order to both preserve and make the pictures and history available to family and friends. It has become more extensive than I intended. However, I see it as a way to save the details before they slip away.

Martin T      ©2015 Theophilus

Phantom productions has a 5 hour 2 DVD set profiling our vintage tape recording clooection for $14.95.  The set also includes some history of sound recording; how the tape recoder works and a bit about recording in Texas during the 1960's through the 1980's.o to Music Part 1

James Hinkle (Housewives Choice) with Chris & Martin

1990 Joe Ely ticket

Pedernales Recording studio

Esther's Travelling Follies

 

In 1990 Chris met with Canadian entertainment producers who suggested Phantom should move into the corporate entertainment market.  After initiating several bookings with David Perkoff, Chris & Martin met with David and began offering support services to David Perkoff Music   Click this link to view more about David Perkoff Music.

David Perkoff's Little Big Band  played
with Esther's Follies • view video

David Perkoff's Little Big Band plays weddings

David Perkoff Music produced show for Independent Banker's Association

DPM's Esther's Follies ToGo show for the Independent Banker's Association - view video

DPM staged custom musical comedy show

DPM's custom Comedy Show featuring the Esther's folks and Steven Fromholz

 David and Natalie at Bevo party

Stephanie, Natalie, David & Chris at Bevo UT Ex party

   

DPM entertainment for Dell at Las Vegas Comdex

DPM entertainment for Dell at Las Vegas COMDEX

Chris & Martin heading out to DPM gig

Chris & Martin heading out to DPM gig

30th Anniversary - Phantom Production, Inc.

DPM entertainment for Independent Bankers Association of Texas

DPM entetainment for Lumberman's Association created a circus theme and brought in Ceasar the elephant

DPM entertainment for the Lumberman's Association.  The circus theme included Caesar the elephant.  Chris arranged for the elephant to be driven over to the San Antonio zoo for lunch.  Nothing like taking an elephant to lunch.

DPM entertainment provided for the Grand Opening of the San Marcos Factory Shops

DPM entertainment for the San Marco Factory Outlet Shops included bagpipes leading the opening parade.  DPM also provided musicians, magicians, dancers, gunfighters and clowns.

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DPM entertainment on Lake Austin included The University of Texas mascot BEVO - view video clip

Chris calling Dell show for DPM (has black eye from Bach)

picture of Chris with lee greenwood

  Helen Reddy's song set list

Gary Morris in concert for DPM event

 

Christopher Cross with Chris & David

Christopher Cross and Martin at DPM event

Christopher Cross in concert for DPM event

Chris worked with Pat Mears to facilitate record company negotiations and booking

Don Walser playing at DPM gig for Chris

Phantom Productions documented the Poteet Strawberry Festival for numerous years.  We videotaped events including Salina's concert in 1994

Phantom Productions documented the Poteet Strawberry Festival for numerous years. We videotaped events including Salina's concert in 1994

picture of Martin and Grainger Hunt

Martin and Grainger Hunt 40 years after first recordings in may '64

 Phantom Productions, Inc. 40th Birthday

Letter announcing party to celebrate Phantom Productions' 40 years in the entertainment industry  picture at Phantom's studio for 40th B-day November 7, 2004

Chris Theophilus, Phantom Director, Martin Theophilus, Phantom Director, Andy Murphy, Panda Productions, Jan Sides, musician, Art Kidd, musician at the 11/07/04 party celebrating Phantom's 40 years

Picture of Martin in museum December 2004

View story on Phantom's Vintage Recording MuseumView video news story

picture of Tracie Lynn, Chris, Chris' sister Sheila and friend Michael at the Blind Pig on Austin's 6th Street

Tracie Lynn, Chris, Sheila (Chris' Sister & Michael

Picture of Martin with Children's Hospital Gala Greeters

Central Texas Audio Engineering Society Officers at Austin City Limits meeting

 

In the 1990's periodically Phantom Productions, Inc. produced newsletters reflecting work being done.

     
 
 
   

   

   
Flaming Idiots   

Chris and Martin at DPM event

Paige Davis - view video clip from Cabaret show Austin, Texas

Phantom Productions, Inc. - HD video shoot for Stuart Moulton

The Mansion at Judges Hill 05/24/07 - view clip #2

Robin Rather threw a surprise birthday for her Dad Dan Rather at DPM event

Chris at DPM event with the Snake Lady

 

Geoff Emerick Beatles engineer at Austin City Limits meeting with Texas NARAS members

Geoff Emerick Beatles engineer at Austin City Limits meeting with Texas NARAS members

    

Geoff Emerick back at Abbey Road with old 4 channel mixer he used with the Beatles recording  the Sgt. Pepper  album

    

  

Martin & Chris visit Abbey Road Studios in London, November 2007

Tracie Lynn visiting Phantom Productions studio

Martin & Chris with Tracie Lynn in Phantom's studio

   

 

John Haddad celebrated his 65th birthday at El Sol y La Luna in Austin.  Floyd Domino & Jamie Hilboldt; Kerry Awn on stage; John with his 99 year old mother cutting his birthday cake; Chris and Stephanie (David Perkoff's wife).

DPM Special Interest Band performing for the First tee of Greater Austin with host Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo  DPM Special Interest Band performing for the First tee of Greater Austin with host Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo 

DPM Special Interest Band performing for the First tee of Greater Austin with host Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo DPM Special Interest Band performing for the First tee of Greater Austin with host Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo 

DPM Special Interest Band performing for the First tee of Greater Austin with host Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo 

For David Perkoff Music - Phantom documented entertainment services for  the First Tee of Greater Austin featuring the Special Interest Band and host Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo.  - view movie clips

Austin Cabaret Theatre's Love Boat Twisted with David Perkoff Music - video by Phantom Production, Inc.  Austin Cabaret Theatre's Love Boat Twisted with David Perkoff Music - video by Phantom Production, Inc. 

Austin Cabaret Theatre's Love Boat Twisted with David Perkoff Music - video by Phantom Production, Inc.  Austin Cabaret Theatre's Love Boat Twisted with David Perkoff Music - video by Phantom Production, Inc. 

Austin Cabaret Theatre's Love Boat Twisted with David Perkoff Music - video by Phantom Production, Inc. Austin Cabaret Theatre's Love Boat Twisted with David Perkoff Music - video by Phantom Production, Inc.

           

 

NARAS Texas Chapter held their annual SXSW members party at the Four Seasons Hotel and featured Los Lonely Boys for the entertainment - Chris is shown with Craig Toungate and the other couple is performer Jim Stricklan (who has done voice over work for us) and his wife • brief movie

 

George Coyne (Parrot Tracks Studio, Austin) used Phantom's studio to transfer tracks from a client's tape.  Phantom's Fostex R8 (1/4" 8 track) tape recorder for the transfer.  George helped master Phantom's Dan & Dave album in the early 1980's.

 John Viehweg engineering Skull Duggery for Phantom Productions at Austin Recording Studio

Engineer John Viehweg at Phantom's studio transferring 4 track tapes from our Otari MX5050 BQII to his portable Alesis rig.  John engineered Phantom Productions' sessions at the Austin Recording Studio with our band Skull Duggery in the 1980's

James Hinkle and his band played Central Market South in Austin on May 28, 2010

James Hinkle and his band played Central Market South in Austin on May 28, 2010

James Hinkle and his band played Central Market South in Austin on May 28, 2010

In 1983, some good friends Judy, Raleigh and Debbie took me to see the Texas Ska band Housewives' Choice at Austin's Liberty Lunch. They were incredibly talented and entertaining. As I got to know the band, James talked to me about their promotion. Bruce Newlin who was producing the Sounds of Austin magazine and I offered to manage Housewives' Choice. All participants were agreeable and we earned our first commission after the band played the Continental Club and took home under $10. They did much better with other gigs especially Frat parties. Some of the band graduated and moved away. The bass player Pat Washburn became our corporate attorney and is now a full partner in one of Austin's top law firms. James kept the music going and in the 1980's Chris and I ended up managing/marketing James for a period (which included his time as Marcia Ball's lead guitarist). James also produced recordings for one of our other artists, Tracie Lynn. The cuts were produced at Cedar Creek Studio with Fred Remmert and the backing of some of Marcia Ball's players. We evolved into video production and corporate entertainment and James evolved into one of the top Texas Blues musicians. We went to see him perform last Friday at Central Market South. Pat and Bruce also showed, so it was a great reunion. James plays all over Texas and beyond, so catch him when you can. Here's our brief You Tube clip. Choose HD for the best pic.  or play QT  or Real Player

James Hinkle and his band played Central Market South in Austin on May 28, 2010

James Hinkle and his band played Central Market South in Austin on May 28, 2010

James Hinkle and his band played Central Market South in Austin on May 28, 2010

James Hinkle and his band played Central Market South in Austin on May 28, 2010

   

Martin was interviewed by Will Burdette on Nov 22.  Will is conducting a research study entitled "SoundWriting Oral History Project" for the Digital Writing & Research Lab at The University of Texas at Austin.  For his Ph.D. dissertation, Will is conducting interviews to gather information on people's skill acquisition in audio recording.

For David Perkoff Music - produced DVD for San Antonio Agudas Achim Sisterhood's musical production

   

Phantom provided vintage reel to reel transfer for Austin's Heavy Light Record company

 

 

For Acadêmicos da Ópera's 2 performances at the 2011 Austin Carnaval Brasileiro • view video clip on YouTube

         

2 HD camera DVD of Natalie Phillips-Perkoff's Senior Recital at Southwestern University

   

 

The Cowboy Bruce Trio playing at a DPM event at the Hyatt Lost Pines - video

   

 

Chris shot video of The Jackie Bristow Trio at a DPM event at the Hyatt Lost Pines  • movie

       

Chris' gig at the Austin Austonian provided some great photo ops (including M in western) •  The Austonian is the tallest 100% residential building in the US West of the Mississippi  •  view video

                


For Acadêmicos da Ópera's 2 performances at the 2012 Austin Carnaval Brasileiro • This year's theme was" The Wizard of Oz" • view video clip on YouTube

            

David Perkoff Music's Little Big Band performing at the Bob Bullock Museum, Austin, TX • view video clip

                     

Robert G. Metzner - founder Califone & Roberts Recorders - in Beverly Hills, CA - produced for the Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording

     

David Hough, Audio Director for  Austin City Limits - produced for the Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording video

David Hough, Audio Director, Austin City Limits interview for MOMSR  David Hough, Audio Director, Austin City Limits interview for MOMSR

  David Hough, Audio Director, Austin City Limits interview for MOMSR  David Hough, Audio Director, Austin City Limits interview for MOMSR

Malcolm Harper & the history of Reelsound Recordings - produced for the Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording video part 1  video part 2

     

James Mikulenka and Last Tango playing at Gracie's in Bastrop - produced for the Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording video

       

Produced for the Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording

While Floyd Domino is widely recognized for his years with Asleep at the Wheel and the revival of Western Swing, Floyd began his career with a broad grounding in jazz, boogie woogie, swing and blues piano. Floyd's sparkling keyboards and versatility make him the choice of swing, jazz and blues musicians well beyond his Austin, Texas home. Go to Floyd Domino Stories to Play video

Phil Van Praag Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording Interview 072314  Phil Van Praag's Evolution of the Audio Recorder

Produced for the Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording

Phil Van Praag is the author of the wonderful documentation of magnetic tape recorders in his book "The Evolution of the Audio Recorder." Having worked for Ampex as a Senior Instructor in Redwood City, California and as the information technology for another company, Phil has extensive knowledge of the development of both audio and video technology.  Phil published a book about the beginnings of sound recording and presents an excellent description of recorders that were significant from the late '40's through the '70's. The interview was produced by Chris & Martin Theophilus for the Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording. Go to Phil Van Praag's MOMSR interview

 

  

Tony Bennett with his daughter Joanna live at the Austin Long Center 01/18/14

             

NARAS (Grammy's) Four Seasons Texas Chapter SXSW party with Billy Joe Shaver, Christine Albert & Theresa Jenkins • video

   

05/08/2014 Lloyd arranged meeting with Nick Barbaro re momsr.org • Nick's dog  & dog car

         

Dave, his wife Judy and their daughter Schyler joined Pat , James, his daughter Claire and Chris to review tapes Martin had recorded at The Texas Union of their band Housewives Choice in 1983.  Great fun and wonderful memories!  James also gave 3 great original paintings to the others. 

      

HWC in 1983 Texas Union recording

 

June 21 NARAS P&E event Gibson showroom

  

06/21/14 Wayne's party • video

 

Museum's Indiegogo project launched 070714

   

 

  KXAN Museum interview 071914  •  Composite Chris Dancer KD Bracken KXAN video  •  KXAN Interviewbackup video

 

 

 

Johnny Goudie who hosts an Austin Podcast saw the KXAN story and completed an interview about the Museum Episode 294

   

MOMSR Board met at Space Studios Nov 13, 2014

Tom Vernon eNews Telos 

Produced for the Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording

Tom Vernon recently toured our Museum as part of a story he's writing on vintage equipment.  He agreed to sit down for an interview.   Go to Tom Vernon's MOMSR interview.

More about Tom from the Telos web site: Tom Vernon's interest in electronics began in high school, when he joined an Explorer Post at a crystal plant in Carlisle, PA. He has worked in broadcasting for over 30 years, and is perhaps best known for his many articles in Radio World. Starting in 1983, Tom has written product reviews, features, how-to, and countless NAB articles. He was employed for a few years in the manufacturing end of the business, working as a wiring technician and customer service representative at Audio Accessories in Keene NH. Over the years he has performed engineering duties at a number of stations, including WNEV-TV, WBUR and Kiss-108 in Boston, as well as WXPN in Philadelphia. His hobbies include gardening, collecting vintage broadcast gear and vintage vinyl (over 3,000 albums and counting!), cardstock modeling and restoring his 19th-centurty house. Most recently, Tom has been taking flying lessons in a Piper Cherokee, and expects to soon have his private pilots license. 

 

   

NARAS Texas Grammy holiday party - Freddy Steady, Lisa Morales and Christine Albert - video

         

South Austin Pop Culture panel at the Bullock Museum Aug 17, 2014

        

August 29, 2014 - Long Center - Crosby, Stills & Nash - video

 

 

MOMSR Texas Music Magazine ad Sept 2014

 

 

    

   

Chris & Martin attended the NARAS Texas Chapter Special Event with Gloria Gaynor 10/02/14 • video 1 video 2

        

Oct 15, 2014 Eagles San Antonio

 

 

On October 31, 2014 Paul Stubblebine and his wife Connie with a couple of friends toured our vintage recording collection. Paul sat down for an interview about his history for the Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording. Paul is the owner of Paul Stubblebine Mastering and the founder of "The Tape Project."  Go to Paul Stubblebine's MOMSR interview.

 

Will, Pat and Tim from Space Studios toured the R2r collection 121114

 

UT Class visit to the R2R collection - Sarah, Raquel, and Ronnie - Friday Feb 20, 2015

       

UT Architecture Tamie Glass' class MOMSR review

    

    

Bob Seger Houston concert February 14, 2015 • video clips

       

UT Architecture Professor Tamie Glass' Interior Design Class & Tamie with Chris, Lloyd & Martin

       

Jim Cartwright held his annual party celebrating Thomas Edison's birthday (168th) by recording a group of Austin musicians on a cylinder recorder • video

      

More & video

URANIUM SAVAGES 40TH BIRTHDAY PARTY

 

  

Callahans where Tracie was playing a gig • brief video

 

                 

Tamie Glass' UT Architecture Interior Design class using MOMSR as their task for this semester

         

Fleetwood Mac Erwin Center - Austin, Texas March 1, 2015 - video

 

  

        

NARAS Grammy SXSW event Four Seasons with Robert Earl Keen

 

  

       

NARAS Producers & Engineers Event Arlyn Studios

 

       

Arlyn Video shoot Lisa and Freddy Fletcher • Chris shooting & narrating • Martin shooting & editing • Arlyn Interview • Arlyn Tour

         

Chris & Martin Producing video about Terra Nova Studios for MOMSR

           

Chris & Martin interviewed Ray Benson with Asleep At The Wheel at Bismeaux Studios for MOMSR

   
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