FOCUSING ON MIXING FORMATS AND FILMLOOK®
Until recently, most primetime programming and movies-of-the-week
(M.O.W.) originated on one acquisition format or another for
the entire body of the production, whether it be film or video.
Posting such shows was not difficult, and getting a consistent
look was not difficult since it was either all video or all film.
Today however; reality-based shows, documentaries and many other
series are experimenting with different film and video formats.
As a result, producers and post supervisors are being inundated
by almost every imaginable video format. Each of those formats
could contain film elements or video elements, or CGI , or a
combination of all three, perhaps even composited together. Once
these elements are finally edited into the program, how then
does a producer keep everything looking consistent? And what
if the opposite were desired -- how can a producer give each
element a distinctive, different look?
ARTISAN DOT COMS WITH FILMLOOK
LOS ANGELES-Artisan Entertainment has chosen FILMLOOK for
processing the home video version of "Startup.com,"
a video-shot documentary.
TEEN CHOICES IN FILMLOOK
Congratuations to producers of the FILMLOOKed nightly serial
comedy "MTV's Undressed," which was nominated for a
Teen Choice Award for Choice Late Night Series. Also congratulations
to the producers of the FILMLOOK series "Making the Band"
and the group O Town for their Teen Choice Award nominations
for Choice Reality Show and Choice Pop Band. We look forward
to continued success for the producers of these shows and with
their future productions.
ELO ON FILMLOOK
BURBANK-The legendary group Electric Light Orchestra is producing a PBS special, and a new DVD entitled "Zoom," featuring a recent concert shot in video and processed in FILMLOOK.
Supervised by band creator and producer Jeff Lynne, the FILMLOOK
transfer of the concert will complement the new release of ELO's
CD "Zoom," the first new album by the band in 15 years.
Check local listings for the PBS broadcast of "Zoom."
FOUNDING FATHERS FIND EMMY® NOMINATION
Congratulations go to MPH films for their Emmy nominated historical
series "Founding Fathers, produced by MPH Entertainment
for The History Channel. The ambitious four-hour documentary
was shot entirely in video and processed in FILMLOOK. "Founding
Fathers," which was nominated for best documentary, aired
in Fall 2000. We at FILMLOOK congratulate the producers of this
excellent documentary series and salute their recognition for
an Emmy nomination.
POWER OF PLAY ON FILMLOOK
BASALT, CO-fleisherfilm inc. has finished post production
on the documentary "The Power of Play" for The Discovery
Channel and Devillier Donegan Enterprises.
"LIVING DOLLS" EMMY® NOMINATED
Congratulations to director Linda Otto and producer Shari
Cookson for their three time Emmy nominated documentary "Living
Dolls: The Making of a Child Beauty Queen." The FILMLOOKed
documentary, which is airing on HBO, used Betacam SP, DV and
Hi8 footage to tell the fascinating yet haunting story of young
Swan Brooner, an aspiring beauty queen. We salute this critically
acclaimed documentary and wish continued success to its creators.
FILMLOOK ON DEATH ROW
HOLLYWOOD-Xenon Pictures' controversial and critically acclaimed
documentary "Welcome to Death Row" is scheduled for
a September release on video and DVD after processing in FILMLOOK.
HALFORD HEAVY ON FILMLOOK
HOLLYWOOD-Heavy metal veteran and former Judas Priest lead
singer Rob Halford has produced a new music video "Made
in Hell," shot in video in various formats and processed
MOXIE FIRECRACKER CHOOSES FILMLOOK
NEW YORK-Moxie Firecracker Films, one of the most prolific and celebrated independent documentary production companies, has chosen to FILMLOOK their latest HBO documentary "The Execution of Wanda Jean". The film, which was shot in a cinema verité style, is a controversial look at the final days prior to the execution of wanda Jean Allen, the first black woman to be executed in the United States since 1954.
Liz Garbus, producer/director of the Academy-award nominated
film "The Farm: Angola, USA", used DVCAM to record
interviews and scenes for this documentary that was then FILMLOOKed
under the supervision of Susan Quinn from HBO, Los Angeles. This
is the first video project from Moxie Firecracker Films to be
FILMLOOKed. "The Execution of Wanda Jean" will air
on HBO in Spring of 2002.