1. The goal of the SMPTE “Moving Images” documentary project is to investigate the influence of art and science on one another, to introduce the engineers and artists working behind the scenes over the course of the industry’s evolution, to highlight the craftspeople who have changed the way media is consumed, and to explore future possibilities for innovation.

    Writer and director Chris Kenneally developed the initial treatment for a feature documentary in 2013. Since then, Lukk has completed the “Moving Images” script outline and trailer in concert with executive producers Barbara Lange and Pete Ludé, producer Randall P. Dark, cinematographer Travis LaBella, editor Bobby Hewitt, and associate producers Aimée Ricca and Richard Welsh. In addition to conducting original interviews with top filmmakers, historians, entrepreneurs, and engineers, the team has unearthed historical and never-before-seen footage that showcases the ingenuity, invention, and personalities that are responsible for many important works of art, as well as how SMPTE’s work on industry education and standards has shaped motion-imaging technology over the past century.

    The production team has captured more than 48 hours of interview footage and gathered archival material from the past 100 years, and drew from these extraordinary sources to create both a “first-look preview” for screening in 4K at the 2015 NAB Show and, more recently, this recut version newly released for public viewing.

    Earlier in 2015, SMPTE raised more than $80,000 for the documentary project through a 60-day crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo, as well as direct donations from corporations and individuals from around the world. The trailer released, to the public, today acknowledges those that contributed in the credits. Production of the feature-length documentary is dependent on further funding.

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    NOSTALGIA is a collaborative film by Drew English, Michael Marantz and Tim Sessler, shot on the RED Epic Dragon Monochrome with the Freefly ALTA drone: freeflysystems.com/products/2015/alta/

    Read more about our experience and the shoot: brooklynaerials.com/blog/
    Behind The Scenes video: vimeo.com/136348510

    Cinematography by Tim Sessler and Drew English
    Directed and written by Michael Marantz and Tim Sessler
    Produced by Brooklyn Aerials and Freefly Systems
    Music by Michael Marantz
    Voice Over by William "Opa" Chester
    Special thanks to Jarred Land, RED Cinema Cameras, Freefly Systems, Tabb Firchau, Hugh Bell, the ALTA team, Tina Hammersmark, Michael Clarke, Loren Feinstein and the McKusick Family

    Aerial platform: Freefly ALTA with MoVI M15
    Camera: RED Epic Dragon Monochrome (with IR Pass OLPF)
    Lenses: Leica R (19, 24, 50, 135mm) with B+W Deep BW IR and 720nm IR filters.
    Graded with: DaVinci Resolve and Filmconvert (Kodak T-Max 100 stock)

    Shot in New York State and Western Massachusetts.

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