Revised Website Index of Released material

This website has been modified to reflect the fact that the way the report material is being prepared and presented is different than originally anticipated. Thus a modification of the website reflects the changing nature of the report material.
Originally, the Report website was envisioned as the principle display format for the Report Content. But the ease of preparing a PDF document, as compared to preparing linked website pages, has instigated a revision of my presentation format. Now, the Report release format tends to be largely in PDF document form. That being the case, the website index needed a revision as well, to assist people in locating exactly what they want.
I have chosen to keep the original website structure and content in place, for anyone who may want to refer to that material, and you may go to the original Report INDEX page HERE if you are so inclined.
The Revised Index Page reflects the emphasis now on PDF document segments for the Report, and will allow visitors to read a brief summary of the content of each document.
The PDF Documents available for download are as follows:
                                                        Beginner's Guide (New)
Added Nov. 27, 2009, this is a helpful basic document for people who are just starting to learn about the Patterson-Gimlin film and the controversies about it. The Guide has been structured with basic discussions that explain the filming incident itself, the people involved, the basic (common) arguments about whether the subject is real or a hoax, and the reference material used by people who research or analyze the film. It also has a glossary of words or phrases you may encounter in future discussions, some of which have a particular meaning in reference to the film analysis.
Original Report Release - First posted 0n May 15, 2009, this document is essentially a PDF version of most of this website original content. It contains the original work evaluating the lens issues in the filming of the PG Film, and the hypothesis of a 15mm lens on Patterson's camera. If you are new to the Report and my work and goals, this is a fine starting point, but much of this material is under review and reconsideration.
Release 1A - The Film Genealogy, released May 27, 2009
This release contains a discussion of the preliminary analysis of the film's copy history, including information on types of copies (contact printed and optical printed), discusses my beginning analysis of the ambiguities of what is "full frame" for 16mm film, and my introduction to camera identification marks (which I was unaware of prior to this research). There is also a discussion of a popularly shown Film Copy genealogy Chart, and my information of where discrepancies occur between this chart and the material I have acquired through my research. There is also a discussion of analysis of the film based on scratch marks and image artifacts, as they affect the genealogy analysis.
This material is continued in release 1C, so the two should be evaluated together.
Release 1B - Status Review, released on July 6, 2009
This release document contains discussions about the response to the report, and I address some questions and criticisms. The specific topics are:
1. The review of the actual report material itself, and actual valid criticisms to it.
2. Frivolous criticisms and petty gamesmanship I have observed.
3. The curious shifting nature of the Internet Forums where this report and my activity are discussed.
4. Perceptions of the film and its subject which have changed in my mind as my work continues.
5. New Goals and Priorities.
This release material is of more concern to people evaluating the dialogues between me and others who have interest in my report, and may not be of concern to people who just prefer to research the analysis of the film itself, and set aside all issue of the author.
Release 1C - Foundation Material
From the initial response to the report, and some of the criticisms of it, I felt that as I re-evaluate it, I should strengthen the foundation material, so when I offer the revised analysis of the lens study, the foundation material is in place to give a solid basis for the new discussion. So this release continues the discussion from the release 1A on full frame specifications, clearing this up well, and also describes my new awareness of Camera Identification Marks, as well as making a final precise determination of Full Frame dimensions for the K-100 camera used, and for copies of the film.
A second section addresses the study of the actual tested focal length and horizontal angle of view for a 25mm lens on a K-100 camera, because questions were raised about how accurate the lens was. Finally, there is a discussion and illustrations of how to accurately calculate the subject height in film, so we can determine with a high degree of reliability how tall the film's subject is in various frames, and that height of image is one of the necessary numbers for applying the optical formula which is the basis of my analysis effort. There were arguments about how to calculate the subject figure's true height of image, and this report release presents a fairly definitive conclusion to that discussion.
Report release 1C is an excellent companion to Release 1A, and together, the two establish very important foundation facts for future film analysis.
Release 1D - Critical Observations, released on August 8, 2009
This release document, like release 1B, is more about the interaction of people who choose to challenge my report by challenging my capabilities and accomplishments, my motives and my personal choices. In the best of all worlds, we should always focus on an analysis for it's factual content alone, as if it's author or advocate were nameless, but in the real world we live in, it is increasingly common to try and discredit a research effort by discrediting the person or persons advocating same. Such has been the case with my report. So this release material goes directly to the discussions that try to discredit me personally.
It deals with my accomplishments, my intentions, and my general capability. But it does also deal with the more generalized issues of argumentative tactic sadly common in our society, where an agenda to oppose another person necessitates that the opposition effort must find excuses to discredit a person by any means, truthful or not, as a winning strategy.
Release 1E - Site Image Analysis, released on August 12, 2009
This material returns to purely factual discussions of the film itself, and in particular, explains a breakthrough I am pleased to announce, in terms of unifying the Bluff Creek landscapes from the beginning and middle sequences. There is a break between the two sequences, where Roger Patterson apparently stopped his camera while running, and there has been some confusion as to exactly where that first filming segment was in relation to the main "Look Back" sequence. This analysis finally does make connections of landscape elements to unify the first and second filmed sequence, in terms of proximity, and provides a very important step in the ultimate goal of making a reliable research digital model of the Bluff Creek location and the filming events.
Release 1F - Roger's Camera Path & Frame Count Information, released on August 15, 2009
This release continues on the work of the prior release, 1E, so the two should be considered as a set, and both do take substantial steps toward the final photogrammetry solution and the development of a reliable digital site model of Bluff Creek.
This particular material actually charts Roger's path as he filmed, and finalizes more landscape objects with will be valuable in the final photogrammetry solution.
Since this material relies on specific frame for camera locations at that frame, I needed to identify the specific frame number of those illustration frames. So I have introduced a "Verified Frame Count" system to correct for errors in previous frame counts, and assure continuity in future report release segments, whenever frames of the film are referred to by actual frame number in sequence. So this section of the release explains the new frame counting system.
Release 1G - Progress Update   Released Sept. 25, 2009
This release illustrates progress on some of the long term aspects of the report, goals for work in progress and the set-up effort to develop the analysis methods. It illustrates the new setup of frames for analysis of object position and scale, for the site digital model and photogrammetry analysis effort, phase two, intended to remedy the criticisms of the first effort.
It also illustrates current efforts to finalize the comparative anatomy of the subject, by cycling the posable digital figure through multiple frames, to verify anatomical similarity across multiple frames. Since these multiple frames constitute a walk cycle, the same effort has provided data for a walk cycle analysis, as a corroboration of the comparative anatomy effort, and may yield data helping resolve the step distance to body height discussions.
This update also lists some media and event dates for interviews and talks scheduled for Fall, 2009 in which I will be participating.
Report Release 1H in Two Parts     Released December 13, 2009
Release 1H - Part One   covers analysis of the physical film itself, with such issues as the film runout, the frame count, splicing claims, gunshot evidence claims, and camera identifications as related to claims more than one camera may have been there. Also there is further discussion about the Photogrammetry Analysis effort, and why something we assume as fact about the Bluff Creek circumstances must be wrong. PDF 7.8 MB
Release 1H - Part Two    covers the Authenticity of the Patterson Filmed Subject, its anatomy, strong evidence for its being a real biological entity and not a human in a suit, and particular lengthy explanations of why the claims of suit or costume have no merit. PDF 10.5 MB
                                                                      PHASE TWO RELEASES
PDF 3.2    The Physical Film   Part #1             Released July 11, 2010
PDF 3.2    The Physical Film   Part #2
PDF 3.2    The Physical Film   Part #3  
PDF 3.2.6A   Copy 8 Preliminary Analysis               Released Nov. 26, 2010
PDF Hoax Analysis - Splicing and Editing           Released December 22, 2010
This PDF contains new material (text and diagrams) explaining splicing and how splices may be detected in copies, to answer some of the often asked questions of how we can evaluate the possibility of splices in the PGF original, if all we have is copies to study.
PDF 3.2.7 Update on the Verified Frame Count and Copy Inventory                      Released January 1, 2011
This material describes the new VFC -2 Frame inventory system which I have upgraded, and explains that the current frame count is 954 frames, differing from the traditional reports of 953 frames. This update also lists the various copies I have scanned or examined.
PDF  - Comparing the PGF and McClarin Filming plus Camera & Lens analysis    Part One
PDF  - Comparing the PGF and McClarin Filming plus Camera & Lens Analysis    Part Two
Details how any comparison of the PGF to McClarin's walk footage should be done, and offers a preliminary release of the revision to my Lens Analysis, which has been promised for the last year.   Released January 22, 2011
Release 3.3.1   has been posted on April 8, 2011
Title: "A True 20th Century Mystery"
The material introduces the 43 years of attempts to prove the PGF a hoax, and why all such proofs to date have failed.