Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Vincent Sweeney

The Walking Dead on AMC (on S16mm)

Recommended Posts

Just heard that The Walking Dead, that will start playing on AMC in Oct., picked S16mm. Frank Darabont is directing. It's nice to hear that some TV productions still give a hoot about crafting something and that they get the support to do it right.

 

 

A new Kodak article backs up what I was told:

 

“We did an extensive series of tests in preparation for The Walking Dead,” she says. “We compared all the latest HD and digital cameras, as well as Super 16 and 35 mm film. For The Walking Dead, we like the texture and the speed you can get with the Super 16 format. We have a high standard at AMC for what our shows look and feel like. We feel there is a certain elegance with film, and we think film adds a cinematic quality that fits with the rest of our programming. Feature films air before and after our original series, and we want smooth, elegant transitions.”

 

Edit: I just found this too. A talk with David Boyd-

http://blogs.amctv.com/the-walking-dead/2010/08/david-boyd-interview.php

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm excited for this. I own the first three volumes of the comic (out of 11) and there's great writing and set-pieces that should transition into television no problem. I also think it's great that Frank Darabont is prepared to take chances with how he and his crew are shooting; it reminds me of how he originally wanted The Mist to be shown in black and white for that 1930's Universal horror movie aesthetic. Where Super16 is a no-no for the BBC it's a yes for AMC. It's premiere over in the states is for the fall (or as we Brits call it, autumn), so we over the Atlantic should be watching The Walking Dead soon after that.

 

Also, hooray for slow zombies on TV.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for the link. I ended up reading the whole blog. I've been such a fan of the graphic novels that this is a show I'm so looking forward to this fall. I can't wait to see some undead action on s16mm!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  


  • Abel Cine



    Tai Audio



    Rig Wheels Passport



    Visual Products



    Gamma Ray Digital Inc



    Paralinx LLC



    Broadcast Solutions Inc



    Serious Gear



    Just Cinema Gear



    Wooden Camera



    Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS



    Glidecam



    G-Force Grips



    Metropolis Post



    FJS International



    Ritter Battery



    New Pro Video - New and Used Equipment



    CineLab


×
×
  • Create New...