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Old November 18th, 2002, 04:32 AM   #1
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Linklater's 'Tape'

If anyone has seen Richard Linklater's film 'Tape' you'll notice that it has a VERY video look - it was shot on video and looks extremely crude (like an episode of 'Big Brother').

However on the DVD is the theatrical trailer - interestingly this looks like film. The image is much softer, less harsh, richer colours and more depth - aesthetically it looks much more pleasing.

I'm guessing he didn't reshoot segments of it on film to make the trailer and that this has somehow been done in post.

Anyone got any ideas how it was achieved?

Isn't this something everyone could then do to make theor video look more like film - it really is an amazing difference between the actual feature and the trailer.
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Old November 18th, 2002, 06:59 PM   #2
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"If anyone has seen Richard Linklater's film 'Tape' you'll notice that it has a VERY video look - it was shot on video and looks extremely crude "

are you referring to the seeing 35mm version that played in theaters or the video release version ?

i saw the movie on BIG SCREEN. IMO one of the not so good looking mini dv movies. it did have a video "feel/look" to it.
i have NOT seen the video /dvd versions ..

if you are referring to Video /dvd release perhaps they didn't use the 35mm film and used the video master or video UPRES master ? and they put the 35mm trailer on DVD ?
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Old November 19th, 2002, 03:25 AM   #3
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I saw it all on DVD. The trailer 'looks' good but the actual film does not.
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Old November 19th, 2002, 05:12 PM   #4
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I'm sure he was going for the degraded video look, similar to what Harmony Korine did in 'Julian Donkey Boy'.
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Old November 20th, 2002, 06:33 AM   #5
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I'm sure the video look was intentional. I was just wondering how he had taken the video and made it look like film for the trailer. As it seems that everyone wants their video to look like film it would be good to know how it was done...

Maybe as Donatello suggested it was actually transferred onto film and that is why it looks the way it does. If that is the case I guess that would be a very expensive process for us amateurs to use.
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