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Vertical Limit Complaints 01 Jan 2001 18:31 #19582

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Anyone have ticketholders complaining about the poor masking on this gem? Boom mike heaven! I was doing some work around the lobby and had a few people ask me why the top of the screen was black and "sticks" where pointing down into the scene. Those sticks were boommikes, and the black section was the masking. Once scene would be fine, then it would cut to another camera angle and you would see a two foot masking on the screen. Weird shape maskings too! The movie is full of this throughout the film. Adjusting the framing doesn't help a bit. This is the first print that I have seen like this in two years. Nothing worse than an outdoor snow scene with 2 feet of black masking on top. Egads.
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Re: Vertical Limit Complaints 02 Jan 2001 13:34 #19583

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We've played it since day one and not a problem. Check with Sony Pictures? I think a boom mic would definitely not add to the realism!
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Re: Vertical Limit Complaints 03 Jan 2001 10:58 #19584

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You say that you have framed correctly and still see extraneous material. Are you sure you are showing the SMPTE standard area for 1.85:1 "flat"? Use the SMPTE 35-PA (RP40) Projector Alignment film to verify the projected area is 0.825 x 0.446 inches.

In a film like "Vertical Limit" with many visual effects, the "hard matte" may vary from scene to scene, depending upon the optical printers and CGI effects.

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Re: Vertical Limit Complaints 03 Jan 2001 10:59 #19585

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, helvetica">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by John Pytlak:
<B>You say that you have framed correctly and still see extraneous material. Are you sure you are showing the SMPTE standard area for 1.85:1 "flat"? Use the SMPTE 35-PA (RP40) Projector Alignment film to verify the projected area is 0.825 x 0.446 inches.

In a film like "Vertical Limit" with many visual effects, the "hard matte" may vary from scene to scene, depending upon the optical printers and CGI effects. I saw the film at ShowEast, and there was no problem with the image area showing unwanted items.
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John P. Pytlak
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Eastman Kodak Company
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Re: Vertical Limit Complaints 04 Jan 2001 18:33 #19586

Have you got the right apature plate in?
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Re: Vertical Limit Complaints 04 Jan 2001 18:41 #19587

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Yes, and yes to your questions. It has the correct plate, and we are projecting it at 1:85. If you look at the actual print you can see the masking. Why the heck wasn't this released in scope?????? This should have been a scope release, it would have been more impressive.
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Re: Vertical Limit Complaints 06 Jan 2001 02:54 #19588

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The kid working for me tonight told me AFTER THE MOVIE (Vertical Limit) WAS OVER that some people complained about visible mikes. Of course with my platter/static problem, I didn't see if for myself. Maybe tomorrow I will have to have two people in the booth for the entire friggin' movie. This used to be fun!
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