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FilmLook at 25: Company Evolves From Mimics To Maestros

17 April 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Back in 1989, when videotape was king in TV production and post, filmmaker-engineer Robert A. Faber invented a process called FilmLook — manipulating video to make it appear more like film by mimicking film’s gray scale, contrast, grain and frame rate (24 frames per second instead of video’s 30fps).

“We ran into a lot of opposition,” recalls Faber. “People who were involved in film-shot television thought we were sacrilegious.” But in 1992 the TV Academy recognized FilmLook with a plaque for Achievement in Engineering Development, and the process found a market in TV productions that wanted a cinematic feel.

Today the original FilmLook process is defunct, but the company is changing with the times. “There’s still a perception that the only service we offer is making video look like film, but we’re a full-service post house,” Faber says.

With digital cameras supplanting both film and videotape, Faber sees the 24fps look surviving and thriving. »

- Valentina I. Valentini

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FilmLook at 25: Company Evolves From Mimics To Maestros

17 April 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Back in 1989, when videotape was king in TV production and post, filmmaker-engineer Robert A. Faber invented a process called FilmLook — manipulating video to make it appear more like film by mimicking film’s gray scale, contrast, grain and frame rate (24 frames per second instead of video’s 30fps).

“We ran into a lot of opposition,” recalls Faber. “People who were involved in film-shot television thought we were sacrilegious.” But in 1992 the TV Academy recognized FilmLook with a plaque for Achievement in Engineering Development, and the process found a market in TV productions that wanted a cinematic feel.

Today the original FilmLook process is defunct, but the company is changing with the times. “There’s still a perception that the only service we offer is making video look like film, but we’re a full-service post house,” Faber says.

With digital cameras supplanting both film and videotape, Faber sees the 24fps look surviving and thriving. »

- Valentina I. Valentini

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