Jump to content


Photo

Old Technicolor revealed in HDTV


  • Please log in to reply
2 replies to this topic

#1 Terry Mester

Terry Mester
  • Basic Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 323 posts
  • Other
  • Welland, Ontario, Canada

Posted 31 March 2013 - 12:57 AM

Did anyone in America or Canada happen to catch Cecil B. DeMille's 'The Ten Commandments' tonight on ABC broadcast in the new HDTV Digital Signal?  (If you're in California / PT, there's still time to catch the last hour.)  Woe was that colour fantastic!  I think it was shot on Kodachrome.  I know that it was shot on 35mm Horizontal (VistaVision) which was the larger 36 x 24 mm Frame.  What a cultural atrocity that the Studios stopped using Technicolor. :(
 


  • 0

#2 John Holland

John Holland
  • Basic Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 2216 posts
  • Cinematographer
  • London England

Posted 31 March 2013 - 04:00 AM

It would have been Eastmancolor, and Technicolor Dye Transfer prints.


  • 0

#3 David Mullen ASC

David Mullen ASC
  • Sustaining Members
  • 19258 posts
  • Cinematographer
  • Los Angeles

Posted 31 March 2013 - 11:31 AM

Yes, Eastmancolor negative in 8-perf 35mm VistaVision; the prints were probably Technicolor dye transfer but the digital restoration and HD master would mainly come from scans off of the negative and/or b&w separations. The vivid look is mainly a combination of the larger film format and the lighting & production design.
  • 0


Tai Audio

Quantum Music Works

Paralinx LLC

CineLab

Pro 8mm

Glidecam

ZoomCrane

Ritter Battery

Visual Products

Rig Wheels Passport

CineTape

Technodolly

Aerial Filmworks

FJS International, LLC

Abel Cine

Broadcast Solutions Inc

Willys Widgets

The Slider

Metropolis Post

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

rebotnix Technologies

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

The Slider

Willys Widgets

ZoomCrane

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

CineLab

Aerial Filmworks

Tai Audio

FJS International, LLC

Technodolly

Pro 8mm

Glidecam

Broadcast Solutions Inc

Abel Cine

rebotnix Technologies

Paralinx LLC

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

Rig Wheels Passport

Metropolis Post

Quantum Music Works

Ritter Battery

Visual Products

CineTape