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#1 Vincent Sweeney

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Posted 29 July 2010 - 07:44 PM

I know Mr. Fong visits here on occasion so maybe...

I heard you guys were doing this on 65mm? Very curious.

The Watchmen was extraordinary, by the way. Just got the longer cut on BluRay, even more fun.
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Posted 30 July 2010 - 10:59 AM

I know Mr. Fong visits here on occasion so maybe...

I heard you guys were doing this on 65mm? Very curious.

The Watchmen was extraordinary, by the way. Just got the longer cut on BluRay, even more fun.


The tech specs on imdb, while listing the printed film format as 15/70, it is listed as a DMR blowup, so a 65mmm source film seems unlikely. A bummer. While I don't realistically expect a complete 65mm revolution, surely I hope even just one film in the next five years will be shot entirely in large format...it's been nearly fifteen years since Hamlet came out, and that is way too long!

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#3 Jason Reimer

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Posted 02 August 2010 - 03:10 AM

Something like this originating on 65mm would be nice. One can dream, I guess.

Speaking of dreaming, everytime I hear you guys talk about large-format movies, my mind goes in a completely different direction. I know in the film world 65mm, etc is considered large-format, but coming from a darkroom still background, when I hear large-format films, I immediately start dreaming of a ridiculously huge 4x5 view camera converted to a motion picture camera, or perhaps more realistically, a 4x5 view camera with a digital back that shoots video. With the whole sensor. And a monitor that could actually display it all. Then someone kicks my chair out from under me and I wake up :)
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Posted 02 August 2010 - 12:02 PM

Going by the last couple of films this director and Dp have made i am sure it will be a S35 job.
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#5 Vincent Sweeney

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Posted 10 August 2010 - 02:20 PM

Jason, that kind of thing wouldn't really work for movies because you'd have an unmanageable focus issue, given the sensor size. IMAX barely works either for traditional movie making. Doing landscapes with it is another story of course.

This is something that even Canon 5D users I have run into learned the hard way, trying to do video with it (often without an AC!). Even that sensor is too big to be overly practical without wide lenses or stopping down a good bit.
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