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
  • 2211 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
  • 19096 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


Willys Widgets

FJS International, LLC

Tai Audio

Glidecam

Aerial Filmworks

Abel Cine

CineTape

Zylight

Metropolis Post

The Slider

Broadcast Solutions Inc

Rig Wheels Passport

Visual Products

CineLab

Pro 8mm

Paralinx LLC

rebotnix Technologies

Ritter Battery

Technodolly

Quantum Music Works

CineTape

Zylight

Metropolis Post

FJS International, LLC

Tai Audio

Pro 8mm

Technodolly

Ritter Battery

Quantum Music Works

CineLab

Rig Wheels Passport

Paralinx LLC

Aerial Filmworks

rebotnix Technologies

The Slider

Visual Products

Abel Cine

Glidecam

Broadcast Solutions Inc

Willys Widgets