Our First Film print!Posted in Media Gallery, Production by Ton
Wahoo! The neighbours from Filmmore provided us a test print with 1 minute of material for color tests. It was already totally exciting to hold the metal case in my own hands… for me the first film ever, a wonderful experience. :)
To get the film transfer perfect, we had assistance from a professional grader, Florentijn Bos. We spent with him a couple of times in the Filmmore grading suite to review shots, to discuss colors, and to learn what survives on film and what not. We then discovered that the Blender DPX export isn’t even 16 bits, and not even logarithmic 10 bits (as expected) but simple 10 bits linear (0-1023 maps to 0-1). Luckily the conversion to logarithmic (which is what you need for film) is a standard feature of grading suites. We will get log dpx files from them back soon to check what exactly is wrong with the Blender dpx code (apart from that we copied it from Cinepaint :).
Then today, this morning at 9.45, we went to one of the largest Amsterdam cinemas to view the 1 minute on the real big screen! Wahoo indeed! See the pictures below. You can see me in front of the screen wondering why I don’t see the individual pixels… to only find out that 35 mm film is just the start… we should do 70mm, or actually Imax! Hopefully the digital projection revolution will solve it soon…