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the elusive film look and Showscan

ronraschke@...
 

I don't know specifically about wired biofeedback and Showscan.....but I worked on 3 large Showscan films back in the mid 1980's. We were viewing dailies after a week's worth of shooting, it was crew and their families, including kids. When the footage of dune buggies going up and down the dunes at Pismo Beach and going airborne and slamming back into the sands came on, at least 2 people ran out of the theatre and threw up. I thought the footage was incredible!
Ron Raschke
Camera Operator and sometimes DP. Ojai and SoCal



From: Rachel Dunn <rachel@...>
To: cml-general <cml-general@...>
Sent: Wed, May 9, 2018 6:56 pm
Subject: Re: [cml-general] the elusive film look

Good to know.

Someone should update the Showscan Wikipedia page.

- Rachel D

      310-562-5779


On May 9, 2018, at 6:45 PM, Greg Lowry <cml@...> wrote:

On 9 May 2018, at 12:10, Rachel Dunn wrote:

In testing showscan back in the day, the audience was wired with
biofeedback sensors and the results showed that the higher the frame
rate, the greater the emotional impact, because the artifacts that
interfered with viewing the image (grain, blurriness, etc.) were
greatly reduced.
That is a largely a Showscan marketing myth.

Greg Lowry
Scopica Group
Vancouver
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Rachel Dunn
 

The history of film (and television) is littered with superior technologies that have been abandoned because they didn't fit neatly into some producer's cost/benefit analysis.

It's unfortunate that film seems to be the latest casualty.

- Rachel D

310-562-5779
www.racheldunn.com


On May 9, 2018, at 8:37 PM, ronraschke via Cml.News <ronraschke=aol.com@...> wrote:

I don't know specifically about wired biofeedback and Showscan.....but I worked on 3 large Showscan films back in the mid 1980's. We were viewing dailies after a week's worth of shooting, it was crew and their families, including kids. When the footage of dune buggies going up and down the dunes at Pismo Beach and going airborne and slamming back into the sands came on, at least 2 people ran out of the theatre and threw up. I thought the footage was incredible!
Ron Raschke
Camera Operator and sometimes DP. Ojai and SoCal