Found!! The Office (BBC) Camera!! at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > The Tools of DV and HD Production > Open DV Discussion

Open DV Discussion
For topics which don't fit into any of the other categories.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old September 27th, 2004, 05:19 AM   #1
Major Player
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Posts: 429
Found!! The Office (BBC) Camera!!

I spent all night making this clip for you guys.

There was speculation that the BBC series, The Office may have been shot on a VX2000, as it was a low budget show. Other's countered, that, while it was low budget, it was commissioned by the BBC, so the production was using BBC equipment, which would be more ENG standard.

What is known is that they shot in video and then put it through a film 'degrading' with color timing to get the look the show has. It's a great look (and starting from the video look that you or I get).

And the camera?

check out this:
http://www.members.shaw.ca/eb7g/theoffice.mpg

Can anyone ID the camera? I have a suspicion about what it is, but someone else here may know better.
Ronald Lee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 27th, 2004, 05:49 AM   #2
Trustee
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Gwaelod-y-garth, Cardiff, CYMRU/WALES
Posts: 1,215
Sony DVW790 Digibeta - standard issue and workhorse here at BBC.

Robin
Robin Davies-Rollinson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 27th, 2004, 08:47 AM   #3
Major Player
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Australia
Posts: 328
Re: Found!! The Office (BBC) Camera!!

What is known is that they shot in video and then put it through a film 'degrading' with color timing to get the look the show has. And the camera?

does this mean they tranferred it to film and then back?.
WOuld make sense why it looks so good, and why it moves like film. THis is done in 28 days later, so even if it doesnt look as good from a color definition POV, from a film-like movemnt it is fantastic.-
Ben Gurvich is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 27th, 2004, 12:51 PM   #4
Major Player
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Posts: 429
I doubt it Ben....I don't think they had the budget to do anything with actual film.

No, the film degrading is what the director on the behind the scenes call it. From the looks of it, it is all tweaking in post production. Color timing. Adding a film-like shutter effect....

Also, I bet they could have made the show in miniDV, the way it looks.
Ronald Lee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 27th, 2004, 10:20 PM   #5
Major Player
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Australia
Posts: 328
Charles Papert seemed to think it was filmlooked by the actual Filmlook company. Which means they would have sent it thru some sort of black box, ratehr than software based
Ben Gurvich is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > The Tools of DV and HD Production > Open DV Discussion

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:39 AM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network