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Mark Lensenmayer
Phenomenal Film Handler

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From: Upper Arlington, OH
Registered: Sep 1999

 - posted 09-05-2000 08:28 AM      Profile for Mark Lensenmayer   Email Mark Lensenmayer   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Does anyone know anything about this? It appears to be a series of short (50 min. or so) action films about extreme sports. It's playing 2 of the local AMC sites (seems to be an AMC exclusive) on Friday and Saturday evenings only.

Are these worth seeing?

Mark L.

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Dave Bird
Jedi Master Film Handler

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From: Perth, Ontario, Canada
Registered: Jun 2000

 - posted 09-06-2000 07:46 AM      Profile for Dave Bird   Author's Homepage   Email Dave Bird   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I'm an avid skier (I want a night projectionist trainee job in Telluride!). I've started to notice the ads for this in the ski magazines. "Exclusively at AMC, now in 35mm, the way it was meant to be." Or some such thing. Many of these ski films were shot to video. This one is done by "Teton Gravity Research" and will be basically a bunch of nuts flying off cliffs. If you're a skier, you will enjoy some of the exotic locations and crazy descents.

Funny thing is (and I noticed this in other ads for other ski movies), if you look close, the actual one-sheet for this film says "A new 16mm movie" or "now in 16mm". So I wonder first, why shoot in 16mm? Second, will the conversion from 16 to 35 result in poor quality? Or, are they saying that this stuff is shot in 16mm video? (One other movie that talks about "new 16mm" is a straight to video release.

Anyone out there still show Warren Miller?

Dave Bird

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John Pytlak
Film God

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From: Rochester, NY 14650-1922
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Shooting in Super-16 and blowing up to 35 mm can give pretty good quality, certainly better than video or DV. If the producers knew they had a 35 mm market for the film, they might have chosen to shoot 35 mm camera negative to get even better quality. Of course, the "ultimate" is 65 mm IMAX format, and there have been some great "extreme" films shot in that format (e.g., "Everest").

In addition to image quality, one real advantage film has over video for this type of movie is the flexibility, like extreme slo-mo.

John P. Pytlak, Senior Technical Specialist
Worldwide Technical Services, Entertainment Imaging
Eastman Kodak Company
Research Labs, Building 69, Room 7419
Rochester, New York, 14650-1922 USA
Tel: 716-477-5325 Fax: 716-722-7243

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Dave Bird
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Forgot to mention, the ski movie is called "FURTHER". It mentions in the ad that there are to be 2 or 3 snowboarding titles, skateboarding, surfing and a couple more.

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Dave Cutler
Master Film Handler

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From: Centennial, CO
Registered: Jun 2000

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If you want to find out more info on the Adreneline theatre check it out one the AMC website.

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Jesse Skeen
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From: Sacramento, CA
Registered: Aug 2000

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This sounds like one of the things that actually was shown using a 16mm DTS system! I wish I'd been there to see that...

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