“As Good as it Gets”
Arri 765 70mm Demonstration Film
The 70mm Newsletter
by: Thomas Hauerslev, with help from
Bill Bennett and
frame from the demonstration film.
Original title: “As Good as it Gets” – Arri 765 Demonstration Film.
Filmed in: 65mm, 5 perforations, 24 frames per second.
Principal cinematography filmed in: ARRI 765 with Zeiss and
Hasselblad lenses. Presented in: 70mm. Aspect ratio: 2,21:1.
Country of origin: USA. Year of production: [_____] - [_____]
2006. Released by: ARRI Munich, Germany. World premiere:
7. November 2006, James Bridges Theatre, UCLA, Los Angeles, California,
Producer: Brad English, Jr. Exec. Producer – shooting:
David Cutler, Beach House Films. Director/Cameraman: Bill
Bennett, ASC. Assistant director: Don Blackburn. A Cam 1st
assistant: Pat Paolo. A Can 2nd assistant: Ambar Capoor.
Camera truck driver: Ambar Capoor. B Cam operator: Joey
Julius. B Cam 1st assistant: Scott Kassenoff. Behind the
scenes 16mm camera operator/Camera PA: Crystal Abeel. Key
Grip/Grip equipment: Mike Milella. Best boy grip: John
Maltpie. Screenplay: There were no script. Only an outline of
sequences. Film editor: Joey Julius. Composer –
part of 70mm track: Gayle Wayne. Cast (role): Katherine Beer
and Jen Johnson. Production company: Beach House Films.
Production assistant: Lenny Robertson. Production assistant:
Brad English, Sr. Camera car driver: Marshall Chabot.
Locations: Lone Pine, Alabama Hills, Death Valley, Sierra
Nevada mountains and Los Angeles. Lenses and support: Danny and
Terry Clairmont, Irving Correa (Clairmont camera). Camera Car:
Dean Goldsmith (Camera Car Industries). Support and on-camera
vehicles: Galpin Ford. Post production supervisor: Olga Orana
(Graystone Productions). Filmstock: 65mm Eastman color 5201 50D,
5205 250D for low light scenes and 5218 500T for the scenes of Disney
Hall in downtown Los Angeles. Eastman Kodak contacts: Randy
Sparrazza, Mike Zacula, Beverly Pasterczyk. Arriflex 765 camera, 35mm
435 Xtreme camera and Zeiss lenses: Director Franz Krauz, (ARRI
München), Bill Russel Stephen Ukas Bradley & Fred Martinez (ARRI
Burbank) and Charlie Tammaro (Camera Service Center, NY). Panavision
65mm camera and lenses: Phil Raiden. Laboratory: Foto-Kem,
Burbank, CA, USA: Andrew Oran, Jeff Heacock, Mary Chamberlyn, Mark Van
Horne, Kristin Zimmerman & Mario Allen. 70mm running time: 6
Notes about the filming: Filming based on practical
experiences of Kees van Oostrum, ASC, who directed and shot "We Fight
To Be Free" and Bill Bennett, ASC. Scenes were shot in 65mm 5 perf,
Anamorphic 35mm and Super 35mm Spherical, then combined through digital
Synopsis: A 70mm demonstration film
designed to explore the possibilities for improving image quality to
maximize the movie-going experience. Breathtaking imagery of two young
women trekking through the desert landscapes of Death Valley and the
lush forests of the Sierra Nevada mountains. The film also features a
drive through Los Angeles. Various: Screened in Pictureville
cinema, Bradford, England (Widescreen
March 2007, and Thursday 21 June 2007 at the James Bridges Theatre, UCLA
as a part of a 65 mm & 35mm Production; 4K Projection Demonstration.
70mm print was contact printed directly from the camera 65mm negative.
The 65mm negative was scanned at 8k resolution and down-sampled to blend
with the 35mm scanned at 6k in a 4K DI workflow.
in 70mm reading:
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