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#1 John Carreon

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Posted 19 August 2006 - 04:32 PM

Hey People,

I went and saw "factotum" last night...always been a huge Bukowski fan...

Anyways, I was pretty sure it was shot on film but throughout the movie there would be these scenes that looked horribly video-y intercut with others...I'd look around and see if anybody else noticed but no one did...and I think it's bad manners to stand up in a darkened theatre and yell:

"That's video!!!"

I checked on IMDB and it said 35mm...if anybody sees it check out for the scene when Chinaski goes back to his parents house to stay for a while. In a wide shot with him and his father sitting at the table and his mother off in the back...the windows are blown out in a video sort of way and it looks like someone cranked up the gain...

It just had me confused...

Any ideas?!? Thanks,

John Carreon
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#2 Max Jacoby

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Posted 20 August 2006 - 06:01 AM

Could be that they did a low quality DI, maybe just HD or HD Cam.
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#3 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 20 August 2006 - 10:28 AM

I just saw "Snakes on a Plane", which had a conventional Super-35 blow-up look, slightly grainy, but there are some night exterior scenes of an FBI agent played by Bobby Carnivale driving around in his SUV that look very smeary, as if either they switched to shutterless HD for those shots, or they did so much grain reduction in post that it caused a lot of lag in the motion.
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#4 Martin Hawkes

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Posted 20 August 2006 - 03:57 PM

Hey,

Supposedly when shipping some of the "Factotum" negs to Norway for scanning at "Dry Lab" in Oslo some of the rolls went missing! All they had left were the DigiBeta rushes and had to intercut that for certain scenes. Horror story. Perhaps that was the case in the scenes you mentioned.

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#5 Richard Boddington

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Posted 21 August 2006 - 05:58 PM

I just saw "Snakes on a Plane", which had a conventional Super-35 blow-up look, slightly grainy, but there are some night exterior scenes of an FBI agent played by Bobby Carnivale driving around in his SUV that look very smeary, as if either they switched to shutterless HD for those shots, or they did so much grain reduction in post that it caused a lot of lag in the motion.


You're going to publically admit you saw Snakes On A Plane?

Did you use your ASC free pass?
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#6 John Carreon

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Posted 22 August 2006 - 04:52 PM

Thanks for the feedback guys!!!

John
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