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Great Thin Layer Chromatography video!

There's some great videos posted around the interwebs about Thin Layer Chromatography.

This video was just posted and we thought it was well worth sharing:


Topics: video, Thin Layer Chromatography

Thin Layer Chromatography - Felt Tipped Pens

Many thanks to "oseely" for posting this video on YouTube, showing a very colorful chromatograph using 12 felt-tipped pens.

 

Topics: TLC, video, Thin Layer Chromatography

Adventures in Making a Viral Video

We can't believe it - this time last year we were getting filming Adventuretogether costumes, make-up, swords, pineapples, and ducks!

It was on June 21, 2008 (summer solstice, longest sunlight day of the year), that dozens of us gathered at Mt. Cuba Center and worked from before sun-up until past sun-down to create "The Adventures of Ana L'Tech"

To get a look at what the day was like (from the dressing room to the bloopers), click here.

For an incredible collection of photos from that day, click here.

Cast and Crew of "The Adventures of Ana L'Tech"

filming
Written & Directed By                    Christopher Stout
 
Cast

Ana L'Tech                Stacey Ann Shevlin
Baker                       Betsy Gage
Cloth Dyer                Marcie Weigelt
Brewer                    Tom Wagner
Baldric                     Jim Jones

Sheriff                     Dan “Risk” Sutton
Lackey                          Micky Jones
(no relation to Jim Jones)
First Guard               Bill Berger
Second Guard           Gus Miller
Third Guard              Joe Zilcosky
Fourth Guard            Justin Grant

First “Witch”              Ann-Marie Jordan
Second “Witch”          Eleonore S. Thomas
Third “Witch”             Dr. Merle Edelstein

The Royal Duck          Howard

Turkey-leg guy           JJ Brannon

“No Clue” guy             Matt Lamkin
(founder and president of the company)

“She's French” woman     Rebecca C. Faber
(Executive Director of World Trade Center DE)
"burn her" woman           Sara DiSabatino
“Stay on Task” guy          Phil Jones
(no relation to Micky or Jim)

Clapping Guy                    Alok Patel

Alchemist, Dr. Lamkin        Phil Amico

Ironic commentator            Rick Jensen
(Famous Talk Show Host on WDEL)
“Good PR” guy                Mike Castle
  (U.S. Congressman - DE)

The rest of the “Olde Angrye Mobbe”

Steven Miles
  (General Manager for the company)
Amy Miles
Wesley Miles
Seth Miles
Laurel Miles
Holly Miles
(yes, we're OK with nepotism when it comes to film productions)
Kristin Grant
Kelsey Grant
(yep, more nepotism)
Wendy Swift
(Erica's sister-in-law: see nepotism comment above)
Greg Mazzotta
Allegra DiNetta
Jordyn Buckingham
Kathryn Kohler
Kristen Saksa
Sarah Carnish Berry
Smokey Berkley
Squeaky Whittmore
Caine Kubala
Kathy Leigh Samson
Mary Durbano
Jim Durbano
Eric Winter

“Intermission”

Announcer              Ken Grant
(Kristin Grant's husband)
Lab Tech                 Micky Jones
 (yes, he also played the Lackey - he's just that talented)
Adoring Blonde        Erica Sarver Swift
Adoring Brunette      Laurie Jones
(that's right - even more nepotism)

Best Crew in the world

Cinematography         Blake Eichenseer
Assistant Camera       David Rivera
Sound Recordist         Jamie MacPherson
Sound Mixer              Patrick Mulrooney
Cowboy                     Brian Sowards
Key Grip                    Max Kulish
Grip                   Bonnie Von Duyke
Gaffer                       Kevin Lane
PA                   Timmy Von Duyke


Costumes                Gina Scarnati
(for rentals at Opera Delaware, go to www.operade.org)
Make Up                  Freda J. Carson

Duck Provider          Dr. Rob Teti, Founder and Executive Director of Chenoa Manor - www.chenoamanor.org

Filmed Entirely on the grounds of Mt. Cuba - www.mtcubacenter.org - near Wilmington, Delaware - this is one of the most beautiful places on the face of the earth with the nicest staff ever, seriously, these folks are the best, they let us in before sunrise and helped with anything we asked for all day long - if you get a chance, check out these incredible gardens!

Catering            Bella Vista Restaurant - www.bellavistatrattoria.com

Finally, a HUGE Thank You to Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin - we truly appreciate your collective genius!


Topics: Analtech, video, Adventures of Ana

Tell us what you would like to see!

Welcome to the first blog dedicated to Thin Layer Chromatography!

We are committed to enhancing communication in the chromatography world and we would love to hear from you.

Please let us know what questions you have, what topics you would like to discuss, and what insights you would like to share.

If you would like, we can even set up a video response to your questions, where our team can show you best practices when it comes to chromatography and offer great tips to help with your separations.

Let us know what you want - we're listening.

Topics: Analtech, video, Announcements, chromatography, Thin Layer Chromatography, Blog

Has John Cleese seen this chromatography video?

As you probably know, there's this fun video that's been making the rounds the past few months:

 

 

 

So the question now is, has John Cleese seen this?

Here's the evidence that indicates he may have:

1) I sent a comment to his blog which needs to have approval before being published, after weeks of waiting, the submission is now posted - click here for exhibit A (scroll down to comment #12)

2) I just received a google alert showing that the video was added to the Cleese page on Funny or Die - click here for exhibit B (scroll down to the 9th video - feel free to give it a "funny" vote while you're there)

So, what do you think? Have you seen or heard anything that indicates he (or any of the other members of Monty Python) have seen this video?

Topics: Analtech, video, Adventures of Ana, chromatography, John Cleese

Analtech e-mail campaign recognized as one of the best

In 2008, SelectScience launched 155 e-mail campaigns to members of the science community.
Adventures of Ana
One of those campaigns was for the release of "The Adventures of Ana L'Tech."

While at Pittcon, we at Analtech learned that campaign was measured to be the second most successful e-mail campaign of the year by SelectScience.

Jay Leech of SelectScience explained that the words and images in the campaign led more people to "click-through" to view the video than all but one other campaign.

We at Analtech are grateful to all who recieved that SelectScience e-mail and clicked on the link to watch "The Adventures of Ana L'Tech."

Topics: Pittcon, Analtech, video, Adventures of Ana, SelectScience