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I think practical PPC support (from Apple) will not last too long. Officially, it may last for the next 5 years (with one down basically) but by the time the line-up is completely transitioned, you can expect that Intel versions will start to get little bells and whistles that never quite make it to the PPC. It's just the way of things. OSX left some people behind -- and while it still works on even a 300Ghz iMac G3, it is far from optimal. Likewise, the last five...
Even as I was writing that, I felt I didn't quite express it right. I have to agree with your criticism. However, I think the question of access to the tools needs more weight. Film-making is highly esoteric to someone like me, and 20 years ago, even ten, even today, would have (or will) remain/ed that way. It's the same as anything else. Brushes and pencils are pretty cheap, but relatively few people have any proficiency as painters and writers. Film stock, and...
I never really find the "how much is good enough" question too interesting untill we get to the point where "good enough" really changes the market. Imagine the kind of access that small/independent/amateur film makers are going to have. While equipment is no replacement for talent, the budgets will come down enough that some people with good ideas just won't have to shop them around anymore. Today, new writers and directors can really only dream about making a...
I think that it will be interesting to see where the practical limits for this sort of cinema. I think we might not see this go too far beyond 4K (4096x2160) for a good while, but we'll see how far the projection technology goes. I have a feeling development may slow down, and cinemas may have to re-tool as the home becomes a greater component of new release material. Theatres may actually go smaller, according to some. Others think they can only remain relevant by...
Damn it, you guys are going to force me to read these things. Personally, I enjoy propaganda, so long as it's good, but this is a conceit that we are not going to delve into. A question. What if martyrs are not automatically Jesus figures? Hard sale, perhaps. But the whole lambs and lions bit. I'm beginning to suspect Aslan might emphatically NOT be any kind of Jesus. That would be interesting, though I'm not sure Lewis is that interesting himself... it makes...
PS, when people refer to 35mm still cameras, they're talking about a 36x24mm roll film frame. This needs a 44mm image circle, considerably larger than any 35mm motion capture format. Even the red camera lists their size as 23.5 x 13.5mm. This corresponds to 35mm motion camera setups where the film travels vertically through the gate and so can't be wider than 24mm accross. When Leica invented 35mm still cameras, they took the stock commonly used in cinema; laid...
Decisions about encoding are likely cost driven. Most production houses will have equipment to make a very nice MPEG2 HD transfer, so they'll use it. As we move along, we'll see MPEG4/H.264 encoded material -- whole seasons on one or two discs, more extras/special features and all that. None of it matters from an end-user perspective, so long as you drop the disc in the player, and it plays. And it also doesn't matter whether that disc is HD-DVD or Blueray, so long as...
No, there was a red laser proposal out there that did use a moniker something like HD-DVD or DVD-HD or something liek that, but whether it was endorsed by the DVD forum, or actually developed past the vapour-ware stage, I don't know...
Here's a problem. You start off with "Lewis is a marvelous writer" but the film sucks. However, it sounds like a lot of the thematic problems are pretty fundamental stuff, not so much wasted material as they are issues with the source. And if so, you have to qualify your opening remarks a bit: maybe, 'Lewis is a marvelous writer, but a bit of a shit'? However, I wouldn't know if Lewis' writing was more delicate and more successful, was it? I guess my question...
Sorry for the excessive snippage, feel free to edit. Oh boy, I don't know where to start, really, having neither seen the film, nor read the books; my only vague recollections are now of having had them read to me a long long time ago... However, I'm not entirely convinced that those are the moral lessons, given that this is an allegory -- though I'm not informed enough about the tales now to really break down the allegory and present it fairly. If they are the moral...
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