“Innocent Bystanders.” This is a 16mm film I made in college (Glassboro State College, now known as Rowan University). Shot in 1991. This is simply a VHS video camcorder pointed at a flat-bed steenbeck film editing screen. I re-edited the VHS on an Amiga Toaster around 1992.
I recently (2021) transferred the VHS to digital. I am hoping to do a 4K restoration soon.
Music by Kahlil Gunther
Written, produced, directed and edited by Matthew Kordelski.
Laura Fonseca, Matt Reece, Dan Greenspan and George Jordan.
Production Assistants: Randall Deckard, John Perupchuck, Adam Paul, Jennifer Wiggleworth, R.J. Chester, Fred Feltz.
Film Advisor: Dr Joseph Bierman
Dr Richard Grupenhoff, Cinema Workshop, Chris McDonough, Amy Donchey, Dennis Courtney, RITZ AT THE BOURSE Parking Garage, Ned Eckhardt, Rohn Wenner, Christopher Kuberiet.
This is an independent film/student film produced and directed by Laura Jean Carney in 1992.
I had a very small part of the crew in some scenes and I did the end credits on this amazing new invention called a Macintosh Computer.
Actors: Patty Gilson and Andrew Nelson,
Musical score by Andrew Nelson. Written and directed by Laura Carney.
Director of Photography: Maylon Price.
1st Assistant Camera: John Donaldson
2nd Assistant Camera: Bob Haines and Bill Paulino
Sound: Scott Hennely and April Carty
Production Manager: Christie Mahon
Teacher/Advisor: Joe Bierman
Title Graphics: Matt Kordelski
SPECIAL THANKS: Dennis Courtney, Sean O Leary, Mario Giorno, Blake Johnson, Joseph Marcello, Stephen Kwasnik, Amy Alexander, Ken Mandel, Walter Thomas IV, Dawn Cerruto, H. Sid Narulto, Dr. Richard Grupenhoff-PHD, NFL Films, Glassboro State College Cinema Workshop.
I just readan article in MOVIE MAKER magazine that has my head spinning.
Theres an interview with Steve Bellamy, President of Kodak Film.Bellamy gave a bunch of reasons as to why independent filmmakers should be shooting on film, not digital.
Well, I don’t know any “filmmaker” today who wouldn’t WANT to be shooting on true film. But its too expensive.
Bellamy said “ No one ever said ‘lets make this film look more like digital’“
Well thats true, I do EVERYTHING I can to make my digital footage look “cinematic” Filters, de saturation…..I’ve gotten pretty good at making color digital look like high contrast Black and White, but Im not satisfied with making digital look like color film.
Bellamy said “Film is LESS expensive than digital, no ifs ands or buts”
Well I could give him dozens, if not hundreds of no ifs ands or buts…
He said “camera packages are cheaper with film. Your shooting ratios are lower, your performances are better. People prepare better and storyboard with film— in video they don’t.Film doesn’t have a video village”
He is SO wrongon that.I prep as if it were film. I storyboard. I don’t have a “video village” anyway, my DSLR is used just like a film camera.
He said “When you edit digital, you have four times as much footage to soft through than if you shot film”
He may be right about that, but if I’m editing something I shot myself, I can sift through the footage really fast. In fact some “bad” footage” might capture something I didn’t notice at first.
But of course, his business is selling film.. so of course he’s biased.
A documentary on the amazing John Williams. He scored most of the great movie epics of the last 30 years: Jaws, Close Encounters, Raiders of the Lost Ark and all its sequels, Star Wars and all its sequels!
His music is the best part of anything that he has worked on.
Williams score brought the fear and dread of the impending shark attacks in Jaws. He ( and George Lucas) had the great idea to have the music score for Star Wars contradict the pictures. High Tech futuristic imagery with old style pseudo classical music underneath gave the potentially goofy movie a seriousness and elegance it wouldn’t have had otherwise.
Say what you want about the Phantom Menace…. John Williams music score, especially “Duel of the Fates” is excellent!
At 14:06 you can see the Carbon Freeze scene from The Empire Strikes Back with the original undubbed voices!