The 65MM Renaissance
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|Written by: Callum Just, digitalorchardgroup.com||Date: 09.05.2018|
|There's a renaissance happening in celluloid film, with large format 65mm reigniting imaginations across the industry. This lost art - often prohibitively expensive - is now back, available in the UK and surprisingly affordable thanks to Digital Orchard’s (DO) new Lasergraphics ScanStation and an integrated digital workflow.|
Callum Just, DO's founder, had just finished working on "Murder on the Orient Express", a 65mm shoot. 'We were shooting large format as Branagh (director) and Zambarloukos (cinematographer) felt it offered a far more beautiful and crisp picture. I hadn't shot 65mm before and so set about creating workflows that would tie in all our digital nowledge to make things easier on set, on location and in the lab. The final look was stunning and I left set thinking of ways to make 65mm – and film generally- more accessible for other film makers.'
The solution was DO investing in a new 16mm, 35mm and 65mm scanner that would mean UK and European productions could process their film dailies locally, substantially reducing transport costs and turnaround time with a one-stop-shop operation for both film and digital shoots.
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65mm / 70mm Film Scanning in the UK
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|Housed at their facility in London, this new scanner provides a complete end-to-end 4k solution that makes shooting on 65mm as accessible as any other format for all sizes of production, liberating creative decisions about the look each shoot wants to achieve. By incorporating all the benefits of a digital workflow into celluloid shoots DO applies its expertise to film productions, providing cinematographers and directors with rapid 4k dailies exactly as they would do on a digital shoot.|
DO will be showcasing this new technology and workflow with a series of events for producers, cinematographers, line producers and post-production supervisors. More details will be announced soon.
ABOUT: Digital Orchard is a dailies and workflow specialist, offering a boutique highend service for film and digital shoots. DO goes above and beyond to give cinematographers, producers and editorial uninterrupted support and consistent quality with its dedicated team of experienced technicians.
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