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#1 Dan Goulder

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Posted 27 August 2006 - 10:31 PM

Got to see Northfork in HD today. It's a real treat to see in its original aspect ratio. The cinematography is first rate, with great framing and evocation of large spaces and memorable scenery. Many shots were notable for simultaneously showing both an interesting foreground AND background. I guess I'd call that excellent use of deep focus. A number of images were really burned into memory. Kudos to David Mullen.
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#2 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 27 August 2006 - 10:34 PM

Was this on an HD movie channel? And they letterboxed it to 2.35?
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Posted 27 August 2006 - 10:39 PM

Was this on an HD movie channel? And they letterboxed it to 2.35?

Yes. It was shown on HDNet in letterboxed 2.35. Great work.
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Posted 27 August 2006 - 10:49 PM

Thanks. I'm amazed that we pulled off a period movie like that in 24 days for 1.5 million, with horrible weather problems (although that added a lot to the landscapes.)

I think a lot of cinematographers would love to be dropped off near the Rocky Mountains with a 35mm camera and anamorphic lenses...
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Posted 27 August 2006 - 10:54 PM

When we first got HD hooked up at our house, the cable company left all of the HD channels on for a trial period. During that time, I really enjoyed the quality transfers on HDNet. They were all first rate, all shown in the proper aspect ratio. It's great to see a channel such as that really cater to proper cinematic presentation of its material. I was really impressed by "Patriot Games". It is a real feat when you get the same feeling during a focus pull in an anamorphic film on the TV as you do in theatres. I hope I get to see an HD transfer of "Chinatown" soon. Seeing that film on the big screen after seeing it multiple times on SD TV convinced me how inadequate SD transfers are in their doing justice to the cinematography of a film. With that in mind though, 35mm on the big screen at the local Cinematheque is still a league all its own.

~Karl
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