FOCUSING ON HD, DIGITAL CINEMA AND FILMLOOK
Is film dead? Will digital cinema overthrow celluloid for
dominance in the movie houses? As most film and video producers
by now have come to realize, digital cinema is rapidly becoming
an accepted way to present their dramatic feature, documentary
or short film. Sundance, No Dance as well as other festivals,
are routinely accepting and displaying features and documentaries
shot on DV and HD. Major film studios are currently or seriously
considering distributing their films electronically nationwide
from HD masters. Major features are being shot with 24P equipment
for later distribution on film and HD...making it possible to
create, edit and screen feature films that have the appearance,
color and texture of motion picture film without ever having
exposed a single frame of film. This is not to say that film
projectors will disappear overnight from the movie houses and
that HD will completely replace film negative. However, digital
cinema is clearly a stunning advancement in video technology
that will only get better. So, what are the potential issues
that an aspiring digital cinema producer should be aware of before
producing their next feature in digital?
Burbank, CA... Sony Corporation
has taken a license from FILMLOOK Inc. and PRZYBORSKI Productions
relating to the 24P functionality of SONY's progressive frame
SPECIAL FORCES BREAK OUT IN FILMLOOK
SUFFOLK, VA-New Dominion Pictures, producers of the popular
series "Untold Stories of the Navy Seals" on The Learning
Channel, is gearing up for another TLC series "Special Forces,"
another docudrama action series that features intense military
re-creations and interviews shot entirely in video and processed
ANOTHER "SEASON" IN FILMLOOK
LOS ANGELES-Mark Angotti Productions and ESPN Original Entertainment
has produced a two part episode of "The Season: Arizona
Football" which follows the tumultuous first season of UA
Wildcat Football under new coach John Mackovic.
LEWINSKI SPEAKS OUT IN FILMLOOK
NEW YORK-HBO Studio Productions and World of Wonder have produced the controversial documentary "Monica in Black and White," an audience interview program with Monica Lewinski and stock video elements that were shot entirely in video and brought to FILMLOOK Inc. for da vinci 2K enhancement and final FILMLOOK processing.
The March 3rd HBO special features candid questions and answers
between audience members and Lewinski shot in stark black and
white punctuated with color news archive footage.
BEING WITH FILMLOOK
HOLLYWOOD-VH1 is producing the series "Being:" an original program with literally a unique point of view. The show profiles a different musician each week such as Shakira, Jewel and Nelly Furtado, whose point of view is seen through a video camera attached to a pair of glasses. "Being:" gives viewers a slightly voyeuristic look at their favorite artists in this series. All the video footage except for the point of view of the artist is processed in FILMLOOK and given color correction before airing on VH1 on Mondays at 9 p.m.; check local listings for additional air dates and times.
THAT'S SO FILMLOOK
BURBANK-Walt Disney Television has produced the comedy "That's
So Raven," a multicamera series starring Raven Simone shot
in video and processed in FILMLOOK.
"WORLD'S SEXIEST" LOOK BETTER WITH FILMLOOK
NEW YORK-ESPN Original Entertainment has produced a primetime
special, "The World's Sexiest Athletes," featuring
profiles of some of the most successful and intriguing personalities
FILMLOOK AT THE FESTIVALS
FILMLOOK was used to process some recent independent film
projects that have gone on to win awards at nationwide film festivals.
We congratulate Amy Kaufman and her documentary "derrida,"
winner of the Golden Gate Grand Prize at the San Francisco international
film festival. Also, Steve Cullen's dark comedy "Lucky"
received Best Director honors at the No Dance film festival.
Finally, we extend congratulations to Chris Hegedus and Jehane
Noujaim for their documentary "Startup.com," which
was given Best Documentary Feature honors by the International
Documentary Association and the Online Film Critics Society.
We salute these independent filmmakers, their storytelling spirit,
and their prestigious awards.
O-TOWN ON THE TOWN WITH FILMLOOK
GERMANY-The pop MTV series "Making the Band" produced
a special FILMLOOKed "movie" episode that recalls the
Beatle's movie "A Hard Day's Night." The episode centers
upon the "kidnapping" of a band member and follows
his exploits in Germany. "Making the Band" has previously
used FILMLOOK for processing season 2 when the series was originally
aired on ABC.
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