Re: Kenneth Anger restorations (from Ross L)

From: Freya (email suppressed)
Date: Wed Aug 09 2006 - 11:13:24 PDT

It's possible this could work I think.

A Cinemascope gate is actually taller than an academy
gate in terms of the aspect ratio of the hole. I think
it is something like the height of the original silent
apeture but of course with a soundtrack to one side.
So if a film was shot with a scope gate and flat
lenses it would come out a bit taller than we are used
to. The image would be less wide than academy. I've
actually wondered on occasion if this is the aspect
ratio that Sunrise and I think M also were shot in.
Does anyone know?

Anyway, the thing is that if the image on the film is
masked to academy then the extra bit of film area
should be black, and thus when projected, even thru a
scope gate, this area will also be black (unless there
are scratches and stuff) and so it should work. It's
like it being masked in camera, except in this case
it's masked in an optical printer or something.

Having the right lenses and being able to get the
image to fit the screen right might still be a problem

Of course the reverse is not true and if you are
shooting scope you need an anamorphic gate, which I'm
very aware of at the moment as I think a friend has
come over and thrown mine away. :(

They meant well....



--- Nicholas Hamlyn <email suppressed>

> Correct me if I'm wrong, but since a Cinemascope
> masking plate is in
> Academy Ratio, any cinema that can show 'scope
> should be able to show
> films in academy ratio, although they might not have
> quite the right
> length lens,
> Nicky Hamlyn.
> On 9 Aug 2006, at 16:50, Sam Wells wrote:
> >
> >> as for 16mm "vs" 35.. take a look at the prints.
> (yes, I'm very aware
> >> of
> >> the issues, and have written my views on it, both
> pro and con,
> >> elsewhere.)
> >
> >
> > Well the downside would be risking their being
> projected cropped to
> > 1.85, possibly 1.66.
> >
> > I guess the question would be, would the venues
> likely to show them be
> > the ones that can do them in Academy aspect ratio.
> >
> > -Sam
> >
> >
> > For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at
> <email suppressed>.
> >
> For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at
> <email suppressed>.

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