Test footage in Ultra Panavision 70mm for The Hateful Eight was presented by Panavision’s Dan Sasaki with moderator David Heuring at the Cinegear show on June 6.
The footage was shot in anamorphic 65mm and projected in 70mm film. The 1.25 anamorphosis results in a stunning 2.76:1 aspect ratio.
Panavision has been working with director Quentin Tarantino and DP Robert Richardson to refine Ultra Panavision 70 camera systems and optics for their project, 60 years after the format’s creation.
“Quentin wanted an epic Western, something that hasn’t been seen in forever, that would really wow people”
Panavision VP of Optical Engineering
By all accounts the 70mm anamorphic film projection dazzled the spectators at Cinegear. It’s great to see this wonderful format used in 2015 !
The screen photo is from DP Bill Bennett’s twitter feed, who commented: “Crazy beautiful.”
hollywood reporter: Cine Gear Expo: ‘Hateful Eight’ 70mm Test Footage Dazzles by Carolyn Giardina
wikipedia article: http://bit.ly/wikiUltraPV70