A question of comic timing

18th November, 2007

A British ROM COM without Hugh Grant, is that as much risk as it used to be? Well Director Col Spector didn’t think so when he shot the movie Someone Else a couple of years ago in Super 35mm.

The film is a kind of Bridget Jones for men and relies heavily for its ‘COM’ on ... timing. Not a problem at the time of the shoot or at the film transfer stage but it was when Col went to get a DVD copy made that the full impact of the ‘mis’-timing hit him.

Queen Rock Montreal

17th November, 2007

Eagle Rock’s – Queen Rock Montreal is a special Christmas release for the legions of Queen fans still eager for more of the Band.

The latest film scanning techniques together with new HD consumer DVD formats brought the possibility of resurrecting the band at the peak of their powers with the best re-mastering methods currently available.

Hunger for detail

07th September, 2007

HD filming helped to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary.

Commercials showcasing the quality of high definition in recent years have tended to be big, spectacular, eye-catching affairs. But agency Young & Rubicam Singapore’s latest 30-second spot for Sony Asia, What is Beauty?, has taken a more low-key approach.

Going tapeless: A P2 first

03rd September, 2007

Yoav Segal is a man on a mission. A fire has been lit beneath him ever since his Grandfather told him stories of fascism on the streets of East London in the Thirties and the heroic men and women that held their own against it.

The sting is that the stories were true and the man portrayed in the story was really his very own Grandad.

Wolf at the door

24th August, 2007

Bringing the classic 1930s children’s tale Peter and the Wolf – intended by Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev to introduce youngsters to the delights of orchestral music – to a new generation is easier said than done.

With children’s expectations conditioned by HD video games and 3G movies, the bar has been raised in terms of production values.