If youve seen a John Sayles movie, you know who David Strathairn is. Sadly, if youve not seen a John Sayles movie, youre much less likely to have ever even heard of David Strathairn. Hes one of those I-know-Ive-seen-him-somewhere actors that every once in a blue moon will pop up in a studio film like, say, Losing Isaiah (1995), but is more likely to be seen in an independent film you stumble across on the Sundance or IFC channels, or at a festival, which most likely will end up being the only place the film is ever screened.
What happens when 35mm goes digital?November 1st, 2005 | Derek Loosvelt
For years, digital cameras and post-production equipment have been changing the way films are budgeted, shot, and edited. But no matter how films are made today, theatergoers still watch them on 35 millimeter celluloid prints. Even when a film is shot on high-definition video, the distributor has to copy the master onto celluloid before sending it to a theater.
Where will your film end up?November 1st, 2005 | Fernando Ramirez, Esq
Every time a new type of technology is developed in the entertainment industry, including in motion pictures, issues arise regarding whether use of that new technology was intended in the original agreement or license.
The Documentary Doc looks at the ever-changing technologyNovember 1st, 2005 | Fernanda Rossi
Dear Doc Doctor:
In the post-production phase, technology becomes so complicatedthere are so many options. Any suggestion on whats the best format with which to master my film while still being affordable?
Michelle Byrd rebuilds IFP NYNovember 1st, 2005 | Elizabeth Angell
On a Monday afternoon last September, IFP Executive Director Michelle Byrd sat on a patch of industrial carpet by some pay phones outside a rest room in the Puck Building in downtown Manhattan. She was dressed in a smart black suit, and her cell phone buzzed frequently from the confines of her bag. Visitors to the bathroom brushed past her, and some were clearly surprised to find her in this odd spot. She was, after all, the doyenne of IFPs annual Market, the industry event being held upstairs. You of all people should have a chair! exclaimed one woman.