The Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) has scheduled a heavyweight series of technology and cinematography sessions and debates, June 25-27.
Among them is an opportunity to hear this year’s Oscar-winning cinematographer Anthony Dod Mantle DFF BSC talk about his work. Dod Mantle not only shot Slumdog Millionaire but BBC drama Wallander and Lars von Trier’s Antichrist.
The latter two projects were filmed with the Red camera and coincidentally that technology and future developments will be previewed by Red Digital Cinema’s Ted Schilowitz at EIFF. Schilowitz bills himself as ‘leader of the rebellion’ which is LA-speak for marketing director.
There’s no need to take Schilowitz’ word for it. The British Society of Cinematographers has evaluated 19 different film and digital cameras and it will be “previewing and discussing” its tests in advance of the world premiere on July 8th at the NFT in London.
Elsewhere US specialists Lowry Digital, responsible for restoring feature films including From Russia With Love, will outline some of the imaging issues that burden post production today. Its presentation includes before-and-after images, including 3D and large format.
There’s a two CameraZone where filmmakers can examine cameras and associated post production systems.
Also highlighted will be 3D stereo production and post in a talk given by Phil Streather of Principal Large Format. Streather will provide an insight into how to shoot and post 3D stereo, with plenty of tips, tricks and advice.
Tickets for these and more events are now available.