Film preservation 2.0 Unless the unique challenges of digital preservation are met, we run the risk of a future in which a film from 1894 printed on card stock has a better chance of surviving than a digital film from 2014.
posted by mediareport
on Mar 2, 2014 -
and Emmanuel Lubezki
's 22 year collaboration continues to break new ground with the release of Gravity
. Whether you enjoy Gravity or not, you may want to take a moment and consider the lengths to which Cuarón and Lubezki went to make Gravity a fully immersed cinematic experience. [more inside]
posted by silsurf
on Oct 12, 2013 -
John Fithian, president of the National Association of Theatre Owners, drove the point home at the association's annual convention last year in Las Vegas. "Simply put," he said, "If you don't make the decision to get on the digital train soon, you will be making the decision to get out of the business."
As movie studios look to eliminate the expense of 35mm prints, what are the consequences of going digital
? (printer-friendly link
posted by Horace Rumpole
on Apr 12, 2012 -
"In this film
, director Shanker wanted to change Rajini's
wheatish complexion to a white European complexion. It has taken 25 dedicated CG technicians almost a year to achieve
this 6 ½
posted by tighttrousers
on Jun 26, 2007 -
Love in a cage.
All Iranian filmmakers working in their homeland have to face the trials of the censor
, but if the subject matter
includes abortion, adultery and lesbianism, the chances of gaining official approval
in the Islamic republic
are all but zero. Actress Mania Akbari
, the lead of Abbas Kiarostami
, explores this territory in her first feature film as a director, "20 Fingers
", which unspooled
in the new "Digitale" section at the Venice Film Festival (.pdf file)
and won the first prize as Best Movie Shot On Digital
. The film's use of digital video was also invaluable in getting around censorship: the only way to shoot in Iran on 35mm is to hire equipment from the central authorities, which means script approval and a government minder attending the shoot. Shooting on digital video requires script approval, but no minder is sent along. So 29-year-old Akbari, in an amazing display of courage, gained approval for one script and then duly shot another (she could now be barred from working or from screening her films or from even leaving the country, but she insists on working in Iran, to challenge the system from there and not from abroad). The film is coming soon
at the Vancouver Film Festival
. More inside.
posted by matteo
on Sep 24, 2004 -
A very pretty digital film
Actually made waaaay back in the year 1996, though it's still quite nice. The fine people over at Paperveins have quite a bit of neat interactive art, although their servers seem to be a little slow... Please be gentle!
posted by atfrost
on Jun 1, 2001 -