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#1 Jordan Donahoe

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Posted 18 July 2008 - 04:41 PM

I just read that an article about a company "Digital Playground" filming their movie Pirates II in HD with the red. Apprently the original Pirates was shot in HD and was released with an R rating. Do you think porn using cameras like the red will help it enter the mainstream world?
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#2 Stephen Williams

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Posted 18 July 2008 - 05:09 PM

I just read that an article about a company "Digital Playground" filming their movie Pirates II in HD with the red. Apprently the original Pirates was shot in HD and was released with an R rating. Do you think porn using cameras like the red will help it enter the mainstream world?


Hi,

Red will enter the mainstream when it as reliable as the alternative options & has a more defined workflow. I don't think people who watch porn are bothered by the format, story or cinematography, so in answer to your question no.

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#3 Scott Fritzshall

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Posted 18 July 2008 - 05:17 PM

Do you think porn using cameras like the red will help it enter the mainstream world?

I can't even conceive of how a camera would have that effect. Perhaps you would like to enlighten us with your thoughts, since you started this thread?
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#4 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 18 July 2008 - 08:38 PM

I do believe ,though I may be way wrong here, that Porn helped usher in VHS and DVD?
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Posted 18 July 2008 - 10:27 PM

I do believe ,though I may be way wrong here, that Porn helped usher in VHS and DVD?


I wonder if it would drive sales of 4K projectors for the home market? lol.
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#6 Richard Boddington

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Posted 18 July 2008 - 11:31 PM

Hi,

Red will enter the mainstream when it as reliable as the alternative options & has a more defined workflow. I don't think people who watch porn are bothered by the format, story or cinematography, so in answer to your question no.

Stephen


Oh I disagree the main reason I don't watch porn is because I hear from other people that it's all shot on DV. If more of it was 35mm and lit by a Hollywood DOP, well then I'd watch it. :D

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Posted 18 July 2008 - 11:34 PM

Some things you don't WANT to see in that sharp of clarity.

Just like Panorama Blue, the only porno shot on 5-perf. 65mm; some things just shouldn't be projected 20- feet wide on the big screen like that ;)
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#8 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 19 July 2008 - 07:10 AM

hmm IMAX+surround-sound+porn star+cockatail of substances=a night you'll try to forget for all your life. . but can't.

(this is what 2 hours of sleep has me imagining!)
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#9 Dan Goulder

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Posted 19 July 2008 - 01:00 PM

I just read that an article about a company "Digital Playground" filming their movie Pirates II in HD with the red. Apprently the original Pirates was shot in HD and was released with an R rating. Do you think porn using cameras like the red will help it enter the mainstream world?

I don't know about the camera itself, but the marketing campaign could surely be judged as an obscenity.
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#10 John Sprung

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Posted 24 July 2008 - 07:41 PM

I don't know about the camera itself, but the marketing campaign could surely be judged as an obscenity.

Hmmm ..... Given the amount of communication it has generated here and all over the net, perhaps it could be said to have "redeeming social importance"? ;-)




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#11 Luke Haywood

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Posted 03 August 2008 - 07:26 PM

I just read that an article about a company "Digital Playground" filming their movie Pirates II in HD with the red. Apprently the original Pirates was shot in HD and was released with an R rating. Do you think porn using cameras like the red will help it enter the mainstream world?

I started a discussion about this some time back, which you can check out here in a thread about sound and the RED
It was all a bit tongue-in-cheek, but some good discussion emerged!
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#12 Bill DiPietra

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 02:38 PM

Oh I disagree the main reason I don't watch porn is because I hear from other people that it's all shot on DV. If more of it was 35mm and lit by a Hollywood DOP, well then I'd watch it. :D

R,


There are a few out there... ;)
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#13 K Borowski

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 02:45 PM

There are a few out there... ;)


Wait really? Where? ;)
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#14 Tom Lowe

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 02:52 PM

99% of these tore-up porn chicks I do not want to see in any resolution beyond SD.
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#15 Annie Wengenroth

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 03:23 PM

Y'all made me spit my coffee at the screen.

If the Red camera had to rely on pr0n to get itself out there and make people want to work with it, that's...pretty sad.
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Posted 07 August 2008 - 04:43 PM

Y'all made me spit my coffee at the screen.

If the Red camera had to rely on pr0n to get itself out there and make people want to work with it, that's...pretty sad.


Haha, I hope that was from laughing so hard and not gagging in disgust, Annie. Hope you have a monitor screen!

Apparantly, Law & Order, on life support, switched to the Genesis over the Red too, so the reliability issues are apparantly enough of an issue for people to go with Genesis because of its better workmanship, despite lower resolution.

I guess this is Law & Order's last season too, then. The trend is that shows that switch to Genesis from 35mm get cancelled one year later more often than not. Why the hell did they move McCoy out of the Prosecutor's chair?!?! I always said the show would die if they got rid of McCoy. They didn't get rid of him, but they moved him from the job he did best and that everyone loved him for to a roll that is, frankly, boring.
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#17 Dan Goulder

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 05:44 PM

Y'all made me spit my coffee at the screen.

If the Red camera had to rely on pr0n to get itself out there and make people want to work with it, that's...pretty sad.

It won't be the first time Jannard was accused of naked ambition.
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#18 Satsuki Murashige

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Posted 08 August 2008 - 01:19 AM

There are a few out there... ;)

I've worked with a few old timers who got their start working in porn in the 70s, including the DP of "Behind the Green Door." Apparently there were a number of pornos shot on 35mm with Panavision cameras. Haven't seen these films but I hear the production values were quite high with sophisticated lighting on the story segments. Then for the dirty scenes they'd close the set except for one electric with a handheld "crotch light" and go to town. These guys lamented that their nice lighting never got seen properly because they were never allowed to supervise creation of the answer print. :blink:
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Posted 11 August 2008 - 07:20 PM

the porn industry has had a huge impact in technology over the years. Look at the internet, they are one of the major players in getting faster speeds and video streaming. I wouldn't really like to see a porno shot on Red, but if it helps the industry then so be it.
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#20 Annie Wengenroth

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Posted 12 August 2008 - 08:56 AM

"the porn industry has had a huge impact in technology over the years."

Do you have any statistics or examples to back up this statement?
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