From: Ken Bawcom (email suppressed)
Date: Sun Jul 02 2006 - 18:44:18 PDT
Ah, yes, the T.A.M.I. Show! I forgot about that one. According to the
IMDb, it war recorded in "Electronovision." Is that the 50.8mm video
tape of which you speak? According to the IMDb, 200 Motels was on 16mm
video tape. I do see even earlier listings for "Electronovision"
releases, the first in 1964. Well, I did say "that I know of." I didn't
remember any earlier video features, and didn't research it. TAMI was
just a couple of years before I began to pay attention to such things.
Quoting Sam Wells <email suppressed>:
>> I also agree (who would disagree?) that HD is inferior to film in
>> terms of how
>> it captures light --- but it is far superior to "video" as it has
>> been known,
>> and in the hands of experienced cinematographers the results can be quite
> Yes but film can look good in the hands of inept cinematographers,
> that's the problem ;-)
>>>> The first movie made on video (16mm videotape) and released to
>>>> major theaters, that I know of was Frank Zappa's "200 Motels,"
> I don't know about first (what about the TAMI Show ?) but anyway, it
> was "50.8mm" videotape.....
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