Were TNG /DS9 done on 35mm film? I presume they same sort of thing would have to be done there as the graphics would be done for SD / 4:3
Both were shot on film, but edited on video, and the effects were either shot on film and processed at 30fps (certainly for the first few seasons of TNG) or shot on video - I can't remember which. They are apparently in the process of remastering TNG like TOS, working from the original film and the original cut lists (which were, luckily, meticulous).
OMG really? I had read they hadn't retained the master film of TNG and so couldn't rescan it.
Just peed in my pants a little at the thought.
Mind you, I saw a lot of the props (even the "hero" ones used for close ups) at an exhibition, and would be surprised if they resolved well in HD. Lots of sticky tape and "plant-ons" used for detail.
It was multi 35mm camera - full-on panaflex heads on dollies - 2 operators per camera.
It wasn't cut until it got into the edit suite, and although there was a shooting script, the cuts were determined by the best shot taken, and whether or not someone drifted out of frame.
One assumes every print was kept so it could be scanned.
Or possibly it was edited on film and then TK'd down onto video so there's a 35mm master?
Saw a documentary on 'Friends' years ago- seem to remember it showing them editing on video tape.
Now Warner Bros, enough messing about with Friends- you've got the HD downloads of 'The West Wing' sorted, hurry up and release it on Blu Ray (and 'Studio 60' whilst you're at it!)
Yes, that's what I saw. The printed reels were encoded into a non-linear disc system for editing, and a lot of the creative decisions were left purely to the editor.
Loved Studio 60 too. Why it didn't continue is beyond me. Easily the best thing Matthew whatsit had done since Friends.