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ana boa-ventura <[log in to unmask]>
Sat, 2 Nov 2002 04:57:19 -0600
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In the absence of good experimental material in DV I'd turn to rather
experimental movies by Dogme 95 (Lars Von Trier, Vinterberg) that only
reached a more "mainstream" status due to the geniality of the directors...
"Dancer in the Dark" (Von Trier, shot woth 1000 DV cameras) and "The
Celebration" (Vinterberg, shot 100% on a hand-held digital video camera) are
cases in point.

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From: "Lang Thompson" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Wednesday, October 30, 2002 9:38 PM
Subject: Re: No Experimental Films on DVD?

> >Re:Voir has released over 40 VHS cassettes of experimental films
> >(, but have no plans to release DVD due to poor
> >quality. The problem with MPEG compression, designed for natural and
> But this would only apply to certain kinds of experimental films and
> usually the ones that suffer from any kind of translation to video, not
> just DVD specifically.  I'd imagine a good bit of experimental maybe even
> the majority would work just fine on DVD.  But the claims in Pip's
> statement have also been debated recently because some of this testing
> appears to have been done a couple of years ago before many technicians
> learned to handle the medium fully, sort of the same situation as the very
> earliest CDs which often had a harsh sound.  More careful transfers and
> planning can alleviate many of the compression problems (one example would
> be the higher bitrates used on the Suspiria DVD to handle the film's use
> color, which limited the amount of extras that could be included).  Not
> that this will solve all the problems because some experimental work will
> always be problematic by nature.  As an example of the change in attitude
> is the double-DVD set from anti-video ranter Stan Brakhage.
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