The Change of Image Capturing Formats in Motion Pictures is the subject of a survey, that started at the Stuttgart Media University (Hochschule der Medien) in Germany on March 15th, 2008. It is directed by Matthias Maasz within the framework of the Institute for Applied Research - IAF and should be completed on June 30th, 2008. Aim of the survey is the quantitative acquisition and the detailed documentation of the practices applied in the production of motion pictures in the age of the "digital revolution".
By definition all Directors of Photography of Motion Pictures from all over the world, who have had a theatrical release in Germany in the years between 1997 and 2007 are invited to participate. Distributors in Germany released 3425 Motion Pictures originating in more than 80 countries in this period. The filmdatabase of the Entertainment Media Publishing GmbH in Munich, Germany has been taken as a basis for this poll.
For practical reasons we couldn't consider any european, or even worldwide theatrical release by definiton, but all Directors of Photography of motion pictures outside this definition e.g. if the film had a theatrical release in any other country, but not in Germany - or will have a theatrical release only in 2008 or later are kindly invited to take part in this survey by visiting http://www.filmformat.eu !
After completing the first phase of contact with the Cinematographers in the German language countries, the second phase, contacting the rest of the 1538 Directors of Photography started on April 9th.
Imago, the European Federation of Cinematographers is a partner of this survey project, helping to supply the neccessary contact data. However there are many non-organized Directors of Photography that are invited to take part by visiting the webpages at www.filmformat.eu . Further co-operation partners are the Stiftung Deutsche Kinemathek in Berlin and the Institute for Literature-, Art- and Media Studies at the University of Konstanz, Germany.
The direct link to the questionnaire in english language is http://umfragen.hdm-.../fragebogen.htm
Survey on The Change Of Image Capturing Formats In Motion Pictures
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