From: Southend on Sea, Essex, UK
Registered: Feb 2015
posted September 14, 2018 03:46 PM
Interesting that Robert Redford's last film as an actor, 'The Old Man and the Gun' received a standing ovation at it's Toronto premiere. David Lowery directed and said he chose to shoot his feature on 16mm film, "to make it feel old-fashioned and made in a different era. It's easy to romanticise shooting on film, but there's a very tangible thing that happens when you hear film whirring through the camera," he went on."Everybody takes it a little bit more seriously, because they know something is being captured at that moment." It will be premiered at the London Film Festival. Will be interesting to see what it will look like on the big screen via digital presentation. There's life in the old 16mm gal yet!!
From: Hamilton , Ohio
Registered: Aug 2012
posted September 14, 2018 10:27 PM
Dave - Many of the scenes were filmed right here in my home town - downtown Hamilton , Ohio ! For a whole week you had to detour around the block the bank was on Main Street during filming .
posted September 15, 2018 03:12 AM
Assuming the are going to transfer from the 16mm negatives it should look great. Even 1970's TV shows look good transferred at HD and those are old emulsions. The later ones should look good in 4k transfers.
With retirements and deaths recently it does really seem like the end of an era.
In the UK, most TV drama was shot on 16mm negative. This lasted in varying degrees until the late 2000's.
In fact, the lab that Derann used was owned and closed by Granada Television as they moved to digital video capture.
Sourcing a 16mm camera negative, or even an inter-negative allows an HD Blu-ray version of many UK dramas from the past.
The ones that tried to save money by using Digital BetaCam, however, are forever doomed to contrast restrained SD presentation.
I bet the accountants that recommended video capture over film are so pleased with themselves now that they have limited future quality & sales of great UK produced drama from the 90's and onward, until HD capture became viable.