FILMLOOK INC. ANNOUNCES DEVELOPMENT OF 24 FRAME PROGRESSIVE CAMERA
BURBANK--FILMLOOK Inc. President Robert Faber announced that the development of a film image simulation camera, named EF-1TM has been under way for several months. "The camera will simulate film-to-tape origination more accurately than any existing post-production technique", stated Mr. Faber. "It will capture non-interlaced images (progressive scan) and then convert them to interlaced 525/60 or 625/50 (or both simultaneously) simulating typical film gray scale and color, film shutter (approximately 1/50th second) and film image dynamics (2:3 stepping in 60 field video). The engineering prototype will be displayed this spring at NAB'99, booth L18558 in Las Vegas, Nevada, April 19-22. A high definition version will follow. No decision has been made yet on possible licensing or manufacturing. The invention of this camera is the subject of issued patents in the United States and Japan. Patent is pending in Europe."
OUTWARD BOUND FOR FILMLOOK
NEW YORK--Discovery Channel and Lancit Media have produced
"Outward Bound," a reality based adventure series shot
in video and processed in FILMLOOK. The series features teenagers
engaging in everything from whitewater canoeing to rock climbing,
all recorded documentary style on Betacam and DV video. The series
is currently airing on Discovery.
TAKING STOCK IN FILMLOOK
Some recent projects and clients using FILMLOOK..."Tenacious D" comedy series segments for HBO, also "ABC's Celebrity Weddings In Style," Dakota Films... "Star Wars Special Outtake Footage," MAD tv... "Tomorrowland Vacation Contest," Disneyland Advertising... "Teen Promos" and "Attic Treasures Promos," Trinity Broadcast Network...
ANIMALS WILD ABOUT FILMLOOK
LOS ANGELES--Discovery Channel and fleischerfilms have produced "Why Dogs Laugh and Chimpanzees Cry," a two hour documentary centering on animal emotions and intellect. The special combines some film footage as well as interviews and archival footage shot on video and then processed in FILMLOOK.
This is the third documentary special processed by FILMLOOK for producer Carol Fleischer, who was also presented the CableAce award-winning "The Revolutionary War" and "FutureWar" on Discovery. "Why Dogs Laugh and Chimpanzees Cry" is narrated by Sigourney Weaver and will be presented on Mother's Day on the Discovery Channel.
A DECADE OF FILMLOOK
This year FILMLOOK celebrates ten years of service to the broadcast community. The technical achievements and recognition we have earned over the years has made the name FILMLOOK® synonymous with high quality film simulation. We are grateful to our clients for their support and suggestions, and we will continue to push the development of film simulation beyond our current capabilities to better serve our current and future clients' needs.
FINDING "COMMON GROUND" WITH FILMLOOK
LOS ANGELES--INTELECOM is using FILMLOOK to assist in giving their video originated series "On Common Ground" the dramatic look and texture of film origination.
Produced and written by Peter Robinson and Glenn Kammen, the series focuses on often riveting conflicts between the local government and resident of a fictional metropolis. The series is shot single-camera style using film style lighting and lens filtration. INTELECOM has used FILMLOOK previously for the PBS series "Crossroads Cafe."
A SPORTSCENTURY OF FILMLOOK
NEW YORK--ESPN is producing "SportsCentury's Fifty Greatest
Atheletes," a weekly retrospective of the greatest atheletes
ever. The series is an ambitious and often controversial ranking
of the fifty most influential sports figures of the 20th century,
profiling such sports legends as Chris Evert, Edwin Moses and
O.J. Simpson. The interviews and other footage for "SportsCentury"
have been shot in Betacam video then processed in FILMLOOK. "Fifty
Greatest Atheletes" can be seen every Friday night on ESPN,
counting down to #1 on December 31, 1999.
"DARE TO COMPETE" WITH FILMLOOK
NEW YORK--HBO has produced "Dare to Compete--The Struggle of Women in Sports," an historic documentary chronicling women athletes and their drive for recognition in professional and olympic sports. The documentary combines rare film footage, photos and video interviews of such athletes as Martina Navratilova, Billie Jean King and Chris Evert that were processed in FILMLOOK after postproduction was completed. The documentary is introduced by Hillary Rodham Clinton in a taped opening that was also FILMLOOK processed. "Dare to Compete" airs on HBO throughout the month of March.
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