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SCHAUBURG 2015 TODD-AO FESTIVAL
70MM at the Schauburg. Todd-AO Festival Report By Thomas Hauerslev Every year in October a group of around 200 people meet in a cinema in Baden-Württemberg, in the south of Germany. A large part of the audience comes from Germany of course, but there are guests from all over Europe, the United States and as far away as Japan. What are they doing? They are watching classic 70MM films, many of which they often have seen many times before.
Playback of magnetic sound tracks on 70mm cinema prints at the Schauburg By Clemens Scherer At the Schauburg cinema in Karlsruhe the decision was made to have new sound heads manufactured, not the usual ones, but with an updated position of the pickups to reflect the average shrinkage of the prints. Running over these sound heads, all the tracks are oscillating more symmetrically to their pickups. One could consider in addition to have new guidance rollers manufactured, optimized for the now smaller prints.
"Push the button Max!" By Thomas Hauerslev All this in 70MM would not be the same without the Schauburg with its rich history, red curtains and curved screen. From the box-office lady who welcomes you in a friendly voice, to the rare GONG before the film begins, or the exhibited DP70 projector in the foyer.
11. Todd-AO 70mm-Festival 2015 KARLSRUHE, May 2015 / in70mm.com news. We have launched the 11th instalment of the “Todd-AO 70mm Festival“ to be held from 9 - 11 October 2015 at the Schauburg Cinerama in Karlsruhe, Germany. For three days in October Filmtheater Schauburg celebrates the world of LARGE FORMAT film, by offering a series of epic films in 70mm - the HD of film formats.
We feel our 2015 program has it all: Space adventures, Musical, Drama, War, Nazis, Religion, Music, Songs, Mystery, Cars, Chases, Panzer, Adventure, Revenge and true love. Bring your family, your children, your grand mother to see the films again in a big cinema.
Our "Todd-AO Festival" policy is simple. NO DIGITAL! No compromise at the Schauburg where 70mm is concerned! That is our Todd-AO Festival hall mark, as we honour 60 years of 70mm projectionist tradition, and present film as they were meant to be presented, on genuine 70MM film.
One of very few original cinemas, still equipped with 70mm projectors. The huge screen is 18 meters wide, curved and covered by a "Cinerama red" curtain. It’s the perfect framework to present 70mm in the splendour of 6-track magnetic sound. For 2015, a brand new Harkness screen will be installed prior to the festival. No expenses are spared to give you the very best experience.
The Greatest Show in Todd-AO: Mission Report from Karlsruhe By Thomas Hauerslev The Todd-AO Festival at the Schauburg is not only pretzel, sekt, schnitzel and Hoepfner's hefewize, it is indeed about going to the movies in style. An experience all by itself. Seeing the films at the Schauburg like seeing the films as they were originally presented - in a big cinema, on a a huge curved screen with red curtains and a Gong. It's all about showmanship and presentation, and very few cinemas do it better than the staff of the Schauburg.
Report from The 10th Todd-AO 70mm festival in Karlsruhe By Johan Wolthuis The beautiful Schauburg Theatre in Karlsruhe, was the place to be for 70mm fans from all over the world. In the first weekend of October people from Germany, England, Switzerland, Danemark, Austria, France, Tjech Republic, the Netherlands and even an enthousiastic film student from Japan, came especially to visit this famous film festival. With its unique program of famous 70mm films presented on the large curved Cinerama screen.
Todd-AO Festival Preparations By Born & Hauerslev The Todd-AO Festival is due to begin in a week from now. Here is a quick look behind the scenes about all the preparations which goes into this remarkable weekend. Festival planning actually starts a few days after the previous weekend has ended and continues through the year. The first 70mm prints starts to arrive in early August. Projection team are quality checking each reel of vintage 70mm film which has been brought out of the freezers after many years in storage.
New Curved Harkness 70mm Screen For Schauburg By Thomas Hauerslev The Schauburg Cinerama in Karlsruhe will get a new screen installed early in September 2015. The current screen was 9 year old and we needed to replace it. Since we can take the screen aside and use the back stage for live performances too, wear and tear was starting to show on our screen. It is a Harkness Perlux 140 with a 1,4 gain which gives the most neutral colors and most pleasing look of all screen types and helps to eliminate the cross reflections of the deeply curved Cinerama screen at the Schauburg.
"SAVAGE PAMPAS" will get a 4k digital restoration By Thomas Hauerslev Schauburg Digital Division will scan a pristine original 70mm print from the first release in 1966, which came directly from the 65mm camera original. This print already has the color corrections, but it is faded. The print will be cleaned and scanned at 4K Resolution. Schauburg's scan expert Vincent Koch will restore the color.
FLAMMENDE JAHRE. Der erste 70mm Panorama-Spielfilm Von Ruth Pergen & Klaus Zunker Der Mensch ist groß. Aber wie schwer ist es, seine Größe, seine Größe in Leid und in Freude, zu erkennen und schwerer noch zu gestalten. Der berühmte ukrainische Schriftsteller und Regisseur Alexander Dowshenko besaß diese Menschenliebe und diese künstlerische Meisterschaft, in all seinen Werken dem Menschen ein Denkmal zu setzen.
70MM in FOCUS By Born & Hauerslev Welcome to the 9th Todd-AO festival at the Schauburg Cinerama in Karlsruhe. The international 70mm Film Festival, which celebrates LARGE format films as they were meant to be seen: IN 70MM on the CURVED screen. …and now, "Gong", start projector, cue curtain, dim the lights, open dowser, focus, check sound.....the show is running.........another unforgettable weekend at the Schauburg!
Schauburg Celebrates Sensurround's 40th Anniversary By Thomas Hauerslev The Schauburg Cinerama cinema in Karlsruhe is proudly celebrating the 40th anniversary of SENSURROUND and shows "Earthquake" in 70MM in October 2014 during the 10th Todd-AO Film Festival. Cinema manager Herbert Born has started preparing this special performance: "It takes a lot of preparation. We are bringing in - literally - a truckload of subwoofers to re-create SENSURROUND.
Schauburg Cinerama restores "Vigilant Switzerland" By Herbert Born All three panels were scanned from the original and faded but mint 70mm archive prints and are now in the process of being color graded to get the original look back. "FORTRESS OF PEACE" will be shown in 70mm at the 2014 Todd-AO 70mm festival this October. An original 3-Panel-screening of the DCP's in work is planned later this year.
Interview with Mr Hans-Kristian Bukholm By Thomas Hauerslev 70mm really started with me when I was 14 years old and I saw David Lean’s masterpiece “Lawrence of Arabia” at a small cinema in Bergen on the west coast of Norway. Being able to count the grains of sand in the desert, that was a major thing for me when I decided to become a cinematographer.
Kevin Brownlow @ the Schauburg By Thomas Hauerslev Kevin Brownlow gave his lecture to an enthusiastic audience on a October Friday evening. The OSCAR winner was warmly welcomed by the 70mm delegates, who all enjoyed hearing about early large format presentations
Jess Conrad visits 70mm Film Festival By Thomas Hauerslev Mr. Conrad was invited to Karlsruhe to attend the German 70mm premiere of the "forgotten" 9th Cinerama film "The Golden Head". This was the first time he saw the film - 45 years after the premiere.
Schauburg's Printed Program By Herbert Born I'm pleased to announce the web publication of all our printed programs brochures from the past Todd-AO Festivals. Publication also include our free monthly magazine (in German) with our current program. All free of charge for on-line reading and free down-load.
Who is Herbert Born? Manager of the Schauburg Cinerama in Karlsruhe. I was born in the same year as CinemaScope had it’s public birthday
The passing of Georg Fricker By Peter Kohl, Karlsruhe The great Karlsruhe cinema entrepreneur Georg Fricker is dead. He passed away last Saturday [07.06.2008] in a clinic near Munich.