Winter '00




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HOLLYWOOD--Producers of the hit Nickelodeon series "The Amanda Show" are using FILMLOOK again to enhance their commercial parodies as well as a new segment called "Moody's Point," a parody of such series as "Felicity" and "Dawson's Creek."

This is the second year that FILMLOOK has been called on by producers to process segments for "The Amanda Show." "Moody's Point" has been lit and shot specifically for FILMLOOK to optimize the film simulation and emulate the cinematic look of popular teen angst dramas. "The Amanda Show" can be seen weekly on Nickelodeon this fall (check local cable listings).


LOS ANGELES-- Sci-fi Channel has announced that all 22 episodes of the FILMLOOKed series "The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne" will begin airing on January 5, 2001 at 10pm et/pt.

The multimillion dollar action-adventure series is the first high definition video-produced television series to use FILMLOOK for the downconverted version for domestic distribution.

"Jules Verne" is a series of fictional adventures of the legendary author and futurist who journeys around the world with his friend and mentor Philius Fogg. The series is produced in Montreal using hi-def 1080i cameras but downconverted after final postproduction to standard definition on Digital Beta. FILMLOOK processes the DigiBeta version to give film texture and appearance for standard definition broadcast on Sci-fi Channel.


LOS ANGELES-PAX TV is airing the holiday special "The Miracle of the First Christmas," an inspirational television program with re-creation segments recorded in DV video and processed in FILMLOOK.

Produced by Associated Television International and hosted by Roger Moore, "Miracle" examines through dramatic re-creations documented miracle healings and the re-discovery of ancient biblical era scriptures. The special airs during the holiday season on PAX network (check local listings.)


BURBANK-"Law and Order" creator Dick Wolf is producing the half-hour crime show "Arrest and Trial," a dramatized show based upon real crimes that was mainly recorded on video and processed in FILMLOOK.

Hosted by Brian Dennehey, each episode of "Arrest and Trial" follows a single crime from discovery to trial outcome, and features dramatic re-creations shot in film and video, with the A-camera video portions FILMLOOKed to match the surrounding B-camera film elements. "Arrest and Trial" is a syndicated daily program (check local listings for time and channel.)


ORLANDO-Producers of the Nickelodeon series "Taina" are turning to FILMLOOK for processing selected "music video" sequences as well as color correction of those music videos.

"Taina" is a high school girl torn between fulfilling her family's expectations of her and embarking on a risky singing career. Her fantasies of becoming a musical superstar are punctuated with music video segments that have been shot in video and processed in FILMLOOK. The series is shot in Nick's Orlando facility at Universal Studios Florida. "Taina" will air in January on Nickelodeon (check local listings.)


NEW YORK--HBO Sports has produced "Playing the Field: Sports and Sex in America," a provocative and insightful documentary that combines archival film footage and video-shot selects, color corrected and processed in FILMLOOK.
The special explores the provocative and controversial connection between homosexuality and heterosexuality in amateur and professional sports through interviews with such legends as Martina Navratilova, Sugar Ray Leonard and A.C. Green and sports writers such as Sports magazine editor Dick Schaap. "Playing the Field" premieres December 20th on HBO (check local listings for subsequent airings.)


LOS ANGELES-The series "It's a Miracle" now has a companion show-"Miracle Pets," an animal-oriented inspirational program that was recorded in video and processed in FILMLOOK.

Produced by Clearlake Productions and hosted by Alan Thicke, "Miracle Pets" features dramatized animal miracles and acts of heroism that were shot in Betacam and DV then sent to FILMLOOK to give the re-creations between the host segments a more documentary look. "Miracle Pets" is airing on PAX network (check local listings.)


BOULDER, CO-Local company TDA Advertising has produced a promotional commercial entitled "Hooker" that was shot in video then processed and color corrected by FILMLOOK.

The spot is a tongue-in-cheek assurance that TDA Advertising is an agency "where the client is never billed for prostitutes," unlike other ad agencies. Shot in surveillance-style video, FILMLOOK provided several different versions of frame rate and color adjustment of the spot for final client approval.





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