Black Magic Design

Thursday, 4 November 2021 - 11:00am to 11:30am

Today a little departure from the usual look at film productions and practitioners and a look at technology that is being used to create the moving image. I recieved a release about a Melbourne-based film technology company Blackmagic Design who announced that the award winning documentary Playing With Sharks, which looks at the life of Valerie Taylor, used it’s Cintel Scanner C-Drive HDR to digitise hundreds of hours of underwater archival footage, much of it shot by the Aussie shark researcher and photographer decades ago. This set a train of thought about all the different types of formats that the material must have been shot on and the hours of material to be processed and the technology behind making such a project manageable physically and financially seemed just short of miraclous. At least worth finding out about.

Thursday 11:00am to 11:30am
Your half hour of local film news, conversations with film makers and explorations into how they bring their ideas to life on screen. Showreel promises an exciting package of film information that will set your ears buzzing.


Annie McLoughlin