From: Nicholas Hamlyn (email suppressed)
Date: Mon Jul 03 2006 - 12:18:24 PDT
Antonioni's film The Oberwald Mystery was shot on video, then
transferred to 35mm,
On 3 Jul 2006, at 17:51, Jeff Kreines wrote:
> There are quite a few of these films shot for 35mm release on video --
> there was a Richard Burton HAMLET circa 1965, in B&W, the T.A.M.I.
> Show (Teen-Age Music International), HARLOW (the Carol Lynley
> version), the first Richard Pryor concert film, NORMAN, IS THAT YOU?,
> and 200 Motels -- which has recently shown up on cable, and is still
> as tedious as when I saw it the day it opened, though some of Tony
> Palmer's video effects are quite lovely for their time. (Barry
> Stevens, who was one of the tape editors, is on the Avid list.)
> Tube cameras permitted an easy change in aspect ratios by tweaking the
> coils around the tube, so some of these "films" were shot in 1:1.85
> NTSC, and "spot wobble" was used in making the kinescopes, which
> weren't bad. Some of the artifacts associated with the B&W Image
> Orthicon cameras of the day (highlights went dark when over-exposed)
> were quite unique.
> 200 Motels probably used the early Image Transform system, transfer of
> the film on an electron beam recorder to 16mm B&W successive-frame
> RGB, then blown up to Technicolor matrices. (There's actually a joke
> in 200 Motels about a "Technicolor Interpositive" in one of the
> animation scenes, along with some Herb Cohen jokes.)
> Bill Sargeant produced a lot of video-to-film releases:
> Russ Alsobrook wrote a piece about some of this history here:
> More here, but some inacuracies.
> For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.
For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.