Los Angeles — For Arcade Fire’s new release the band commissioned Afterlife, a film directed by Emily Kai Bock and produced by The Creators Project (a partnership between Intel and VICE). The film is over seven minutes and features a journey through nightmares, lost loves, and family ties. (See it here: https://vimeo.com/79836732)
The film was shot on 65mm and 35mm by DP Evan Prosofsky and Cinelicious (www.cinelicious.tv) provided film scanning of the 35mm footage, all the, color services and 4K mastering. Fotokem scanned the 65mm footage.
For 35mm scanning Cineliciuos used Scanity 4K for 35mm. Fotokem (http://fotokem.com) used the Imagica Bigfoot 4K for 65mm. For color grading Cinelicious called on the 4K DaVinci Resolve and for 4K / Ultra HD monitoring employed the Barco 4Kp on Stewart Snomatte 100 Solid Screen with Rec709 calibration.
According to DP Prosofsky, “Emily and I wanted to make something that emphasized the narrative aspects of the music video by making the film look as cinematic as possible. For me, that meant shooting mainly on 35mm film motion picture film, and utilizing 65mm for certain moments. My hope was that giving the viewer the highest resolution imagery possible would ground the film in reality and avoid the cliche of grainy, sepia-toned dream imagery.”
Paul Korver, Cinelicious founder says, “Evan and Emily came to us and wanted to shoot a video on 35mm and 65mm. We love working with creatives that are not just going for ‘good enough’ but are dedicated reaching for the stars with their images and there’s no digital camera in the world that can touch a high resolution scan of 65mm viewed on a 4K display. It’s really rare to see 65mm used in anything but huge budget features, so it was refreshing to try to make large format film work for a creative, short-form project.”
The 35mm was scanned HDR on our Scanity and we supervised the 65mm selects scanning process with Andrew Oran at Fotokem, with final color by award winning colorist Robert Curreri in our 4K theater.”
A 4K master is yet-to-be released but Cinelicious has one available for 4K/UltraHD Television distribution.