telecine

The telecine is the name given to various optical and electronic techniques to convert a movie theater turned on silver film video source. By extension, the term refers to the process of adapting a movie sequence to the chosen digital format. This processing is based on the addition of complementary frames on the still image, which allows the transfer of any silver film ( 8 mm, Super 8 , 9.5 mm , 16 mm , 35 mm , etc.), whatever its projection speed, towards a digital medium. Continue reading

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Panafrican Festival of Cinema and Television of Ouagadougou 2013

The official list of films competing for the 23 th edition of FESPACO , was published on 21 January 2013. Of the 755 films submitted, 101 were selected for the competition 1 . Continue reading

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Office of the Film and Television Commissioner of Québec

The Office of the Film and Television Commissioner of Quebec City was an organization whose purpose was to promote the National Capital as a location for shooting and supporting the local industry. Thus, the latter closed on May 7, 2008. Continue reading

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bankable

Bankable ( Anglicism from the verb to bank ) is a term of cinematographic jargon which means, according to the occurrences, “who brings back money” or “which makes it possible to finance a film on his name”. It does not have exactly the same meaning according to whether we speak of American cinema or French cinema , which is explained by the differences between the financing systems of these cinematographies. This adjective, which initially applies to actors, can also qualify a director or even some elements of a film (history, characters …). Since the mid-1990s, the importance of having generic bankable players would strongly influence the distribution choices of films, both French and American, to the point of creating controversy: the artistic choices of filmmakers would be constrained and, in France, this system would paradoxically increase disproportionately the budgets of movies. Continue reading

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