The 65/70mm Workshop is edited and maintained by
(England), Brian Guckian (Ireland)
and Mike Taylor (England).
Views and opinions are entirely theirs
and generally, but not necessarily, shared by the editor of
FILM - PROMOTING DIVERSITY, ARTISTIC FREEDOMS AND
Leading Creative Artists in Cinema today - and
Audiences at Box Offices around the world -
appreciate and understand the value of large format
motion picture origination and presentation.
negative and 70mm print film bring detail, clarity
and subtlety to the moving image. The format is an
important aesthetic tool in the Artist's palette,
greatly enhancing the Cinematic experience.
Diversity of artistic media is critical to the
Artist's right to self-expression. This includes the
ability to photograph and present motion picture
films on film. The long-term archival advantages of
motion picture film are also critical in allowing
Filmmakers preserve - and also re-print - their
works for future generations to appreciate and
Modern 70mm prints are accompanied by full-range
digital audio, and thanks to modern film stocks,
have a unique, irreproducible visual texture. It is
vitally important that choice in how Filmmakers tell
and present their stories is preserved.
With thanks to in70mm.com and the
WORKSHOP IN PRINT
summarising many of the topics covered by
the Workshop since 2006 was published in
Cinema Technology (Journal of the BKSTS, December 2009 and March
2010), and also by
International 70mm Publishers,
The Netherlands in their book
"Digital & 65mm": Today's
Technology for Tomorrow's Cinema (Johan Wolthuis,
The Paper, entitled Waking the Sleeping Giant,
also carries an account of the Vistamorph(R) process
by Chris O'Kane.
Our thanks to the BKSTS and to International 70mm
Publishers, The Netherlands.
• Go to
TENET, the last
15/70mm picture show?
opens in 5/70 and IMAX 70MM
...a page in
This is a page in
new film "Intersellar",
which is being
released in IMAX
70mm and 5 perf 70mm
7. November 2014.
thought at the time that there wouldn’t be many places to
play this in 70mm, but we were pleasantly surprised. There
are still a lot of projectors, at least in US, that are 35mm
and 70mm combined.”
- Paul Thomas Anderson
in System 65
"The Master" surpasses per-screen box office record;
70mm release appeals to cineastes, younger audiences -
"The Master": Framed in 65mm for Maximum Visual
Masterful use of 65mm on "Master" -
Variety Oscar News
ULTRA HD (UHD) IN
THE HOME BOOST FOR 65MM ORIGINATION
recent announcement at the 2013
Consumer Electronics Show (CES) of near-4K resolution
television displays is a significant boost for the expanding
use of the 65mm and IMAX formats in feature film and
As the quality of domestic television displays increases
significantly, a corresponding demand arises for increased
quality in image origination - quality more than amply
provided by the 5-65 and 15-65 film formats, and
future-proofed in addition.
Wide- and large-format film carries very large amounts of
image information in an economical, readily-accessible
manner, impervious to constant changes in technology, and
with long-lasting archival value.
It may also be financially possible to change some
film-based workflows to 65mm without increasing costs
significantly, in terms of typical overall expenditure on
• 65mm - The
Versatile Shooting Format
Review of "The Master" in 70mm
Please do all you can to bring back 70mm with its
attendant arc lamps to enable 70mm to be shown in
all its glory.
This is in regards to bringing back 70 mm
film presentation in the theater. I think it’s a great idea. I always
loved 70 mm and I feel bad that the young generation hasn’t been able to
experience it. I took my Kids to see "Shutter Island", Martin
Scorsese’s new film that was shot in both 35 mm & 70 mm and the kids
I enjoyed reading your Tab Presentation
and always remembered that only old run down theatres didn't have a
curtain to protect the screen, they always had masking though.
One movie I would love to see shot in 65MM is the adaptation of Halo,
which will be produced by Peter Jackson. If that movie were to be shot on 65MM stock, then younger people
will be blown away. Full
Can 70mm make more money? Now it seems that Imax are
demonstrating that it can. But someone has to be willing
to put the millions up to do it. The cinema biz is run
by 30 year old accountants.
1. To preserve the film
experience at its best, with large negative (65mm or
wide horizontal 35mm) and prints on 70mm.
2. To serve as a platform and network for everybody,
who is interested in 65/70 production, to expose
their practical ideas, thoughts, solutions, ...
3. To try and link cinematographers, producers,
exhibitors and the film industry in general to drive
the viability of production of films in this format.
4. To promote film as an important artistic tool in
the history of cinema, which can continue to be used
along with other new media.
5. To make possible, in a creative way, the return
of the "cinema event presentation" as something
unique and separate from other media.
INTERNATIONAL 70MM PUBLISHERS
"Digital & 65mm"
By Johan Wolthuis
Now available from "International 70mm Publishers", edited and published by Johan Wolthuis in The Netherlands. The book examines the question: "Are there any chances for the future of original 65mm filming and 70mm presentation?"