FOCUSING ON LITERATURE AND FILMLOOK®

Winter '96

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you have a news item for the FILMLOOK Newsletter, please call us at (818) 845-9200 or E-Mail us at lookinfo@filmlook.com and we'll get it in our next issue.
Shooting for the best production value? We'd like to suggest the following video and television production books to ensure that your production is of the highest quality video possible for you and for FILMLOOK.

The American Cinematographer Video Manual published by ASC Press is a comprehensive guide to video and television production. This is an excellent book that contains useful guidelines for recording and lighting video, an overview of the history and future of video and technical essays on video production. Whether you are a novice or an experienced veteran, this hand-book is an extremely valuable resource for shooting high quality video. Of particular interest for productions using FILMLOOK is the article "Lighting for Film versus Video", originally published in the American Cinematographer magazine.

Amazingly enough, the American Cinematographer Manual, the film counterpart to the video manual, is still useful for video and television production. This is possible since most of the tools, disciplines and techniques once used exclusively for film can now be used for video and FILMLOOK processing. The manual provides advice on the use of various types of lighting instruments, a broad overview of a wide array of filters and even offers charts outlining necessary panning rates utilized when shooting video for FILMLOOK.

If your interest is in low-budget feature production, we suggest Feature Filmmaking at Used Car Prices (revised edition) by Rick Schmidt. From initial idea to final distribution, Schmidt enthusiastically details tips and essentials for producing features on a less than stellar budget, including video production using FILMLOOK.

FILMLOOK Inc. engages in continual research for methods to make your production work most advantageously with our process. As a progressive, forward-reaching company, we gladly welcome any ideas, tips or methodologies for shooting video more successfully. If there is a particular book or technique useful for shooting video with FILMLOOK, we'd like to share the information with others in our future newsletters.


CABLEACE AWARD CONGRATULATIONS

FILMLOOK extends congratulations to the producers of two important documentaries that won CableAce awards. We salute Real TV's "The Revolutionary War" for winning "Best Documentary Series" and HBO Sports' "Journey of the African American Athlete" which won for "Best Sports Informational Special." We are proud of your accomplishments and recognition of excellence.



BARBRA WITH FILMLOOK

NEW YORK-Genuine Buck Films turned to FILMLOOK for processing a behind-the-scenes special on the making of the Columbia Pictues feature "The Mirror Has Two Faces." The special, that aired on Showtime this fall, features scenes from the motion picture, interviews with stars Barbra Streisand and Jeff Bridges, as well as backstage scenes shot in video and processed in FILMLOOK.



MOMMY RETURNS ON FILMLOOK

MUSCATINE, IA-Post production has finished on "Mommy's Day," the sequel to the cult classic "Mommy" produced in video by M.A.C. Productions and processed in FILMLOOK.

Patty McCormack, star of "The Bad Seed," returns as the overbearing and homicidal mother, who is now under greater suspicion by townsfolk. The video was directed by Max Alan Collins who also personally supervised the FILMLOOK transfer process. "Mommy's Day" has a release date of March 4, 1997.




GOLDEN TIMES FOR FILMLOOK

MEQUOIN,WI-Boettcher/Trinklein Television Inc. completed production on a television special chronicling the gold rush era in California from its initial discovery through boomtowns and bust. The PBS special is hosted by John Lithgow and features historical re-creations and interviews with prominent historians shot in video and processed in FILMLOOK.



FILMLOOK GOES TO THE DOGS

BURBANK - Triage Entertainment and Walt Disney Studios have created a special on the live action motion picture "101 Dalmatians" that stars Glen Close and Jeff Daniels. The program combines segments from the film with specially produced sketches shot in video. Careful attention was paid to match the FILMLOOK video elements to scenes from the motion picture. The special aired during Thanksgiving on ABC.



DAY OF DISCOVERING FILMLOOK

GRAND RAPIDS-RBC Ministries has produced a special Christmas edition of "Day of Discovery" featuring the vocal talents Dámaris Carbaugh. The special was shot entirely on video and processed in FILMLOOK. The special will air during the holidays, in syndication, on Christian television stations nationwide.


 

 

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CITY LIGHTS TAPS INTO FILMLOOK

NEW YORK-"Unforgotten- Twenty Five Years After Willowbrook," a City Lights Production, is a powerful and controversial new documentary that examines the aftermath of closing the infamous New York state mental hospital. The special, hosted by Danny Aiello, features interviews and profile footage shot in video and processed in FILMLOOK. "Unforgotten" is currently being considered as a documentary entry for several international film festivals.



FILMLOOK ON THE SPOT

Some recent ads and agencies that have used FILMLOOK... "Main Street Electrical Parade"-Disneyland Advertising... "Advantage"-CPN Television... "Jefferson Bank"-NEK Media... Nixxo Pagers "Sometimes"-The Bass Group... "Bowe vs. Golota II"-HBO Sports... "Promos"-Game Show Network.



SENATORIAL CONGRATULATIONS

FILMLOOK congratulates Senator Jim Inhofe's victory as he takes a senate seat for Oklahoma. We'd also like to applaud Strategic Perception Inc. for their hand in accomplishing this victory for Inhofe with their tireless television commercial campaign.



FILMLOOK, TAKE 2

KANSAS CITY-Take 2 Productions has completed "Between You and Me," a music video by Christian artist Jeni Varnadeau. The music video was shot in Betacam SP and processed in FILMLOOK.



FILMLOOK GOES SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE

NEW YORK-Producers of NBC's "Saturday Night Live" have turned to FILMLOOK to process two parodies shot in video.

These parodies of "Candid Camera" and "Wheaty" were originally shot in Betacam SP and then processed. This marks the first time that SNL has used the film simulation process instead of actual film for their parodies.


TAKING STOCK IN FILMLOOK

Some recent FILMLOOK stock shots and video segments processed for prime time... "Roseanne"- Terrorist train segment... "Caroline in the City"-Julie Andrews "Victor-Victoria" shots... "Images of Life"-Candice Bergen wraparound segments... "Mad About You" -Stadium stock shots for 100th episode.


LAUGHING AGAIN WITH FILMLOOK

HOLLYWOOD-"Who Makes You Laugh 2," a television special featuring such comic legends as Jay Leno, Tom Arnold, Jonathan Winters and Whoopi Goldberg was processed in FILMLOOK and will air on ABC. The Special features classic moments of comedy from film and television as recalled by the comedians. This is the second special for Winsome Entertainment where the interview segments were processed in FILMLOOK and integrated into the program.



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