Monday, October 29, 2012

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Blu-ray 3D of "Creature from the Black Lagoon"

The 3D Film Archive has a really good assessment of the 3D Blu-ray re-release of "Creature from the Black Lagoon". It highlights some of the challenges of repackaging a stereo movie and some of the odd decisions that can be made.  I wonder of the technicians working on this didn't have any 3D background since some of the mistakes in the transfer are really easy to avoid.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Cost of a DCP

Creating a DCP of the indie feature, Beverly Lane.
Just posting this here as a reminder and for those of you interested.  The cost of having a post-house create a DCP.

  • DV Film - $40 per minute or $3600 for a 90 minute feature
  • SV2 Studios - They have an À la carte style of pricing, about $1200 for a 90 minute feature
  • Indie DCP - They don't list a price schedule
  • Dolby Labs - I've not found a price schedule, but word on the street is between $3000 and $5000 for a 90 minute feature
  • Deluxe - They also create DCPs, but no price schedule to be found

Interesting blog post comparing DCP and film prints.  It's from 2008 and somewhat dated with regard to number of digital screens, but the gist of it is still good.