> U.S. and British intelligence agencies have worked to infiltrate networks of violence-prone individuals who might unite for a common cause. And in some cases, the spies are also targeting networks that aren’t regional terrorist cells — they’re online gaming communities, according to the latest revelation from documents given to the media by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.
“70mm brings an unsurpassed emotional impact to the viewing experience. There is a beauty, immediacy, and level of detail within imagery captured in this venerable wide-screen format that is unique, and there is still no form of image capture that compares to 65mm negative.”—Note from Mark Magidson on 70mm film, Digital Projection, and Samsara. Agreed.
What’s the point of shooting anamorphic instead of just shooting with normal lenses and letterboxing the image? First of all, there are some major optical differences in the image. An anamorphic lens gives you the horizontal angle of view of a spherical lens that is half the focal length, yet retains its optical compression and depth of field. So a 40mm anamorphic gives you the same horizontal angle as a 20mm spherical, yet with the compression and depth of field of a 40mm spherical – which looks dramatically different.
Rhys was downstairs in the studio edit bay where the final picture and mix are married together and uploaded to the live switcher. As Rhys was watching down the final cut, he noticed two errors: one shot slipped into the cut without being “un-squeezed” and another repositioned shot had lost its repo. We all know that these kinds of errors happen all the time, but they rarely happen when you are literally gun-t0-the-head, minutes away from a live broadcast.
Cinematography, art direction and visual effects are so blended in new movies that it might be time for a new Oscar category to be introduced, admitted Hawk Koch, past president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and current co-president of Producers Guild of America.
His suggestion? Something along the lines of “visual imaging.”
“The job of an actor [is] one of a spoiled child. You wake up, you’re made up, you do a few takes, you’re beautifully lit. Not to get into my social origins, but I’ve seen hard labor, and it is not comparable.”—Abdellatif Kechiche
After the 70mm run was ended, 2001 was released in a 35mm version “at popular prices” in regular theaters with a monophonic soundtrack, mixed from the 6 track original.
This version was transferred to 35mm film by optically squeezing the wide image onto 35mm Scope film. It was then projected back through an anamorphic lens which would unsqueeze the compressed image onto a CinemaScope or Panavision style screen. Because ‘scope has an aspect ratio of 2.35:1, the top and bottom of the 2.21:1 65mm image were cut off in producing the prints.