Watch: How 'Tim's Vermeer' Filmmakers Determined a Runtime With 2400 Hours of Footage

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Watch: How 'Tim's Vermeer' Filmmakers Determined a Runtime With 2400 Hours of Footage
Tim Jenison is a man who likes to figure out how things work. As the founder of the San Antonio-based hardware and software company NewTek, Inc., Tim is excited by the idea of digging deep to discover the parts that make up the whole. After receiving a copy of David Hockney's "Secret Knowledge: Rediscovering the Lost Techniques of the Old Masters" from his daughter, Tim became obsessed with determining how Johannes Vermeer's paintings could possibly be so photorealist. His theory, somewhat of an offshoot of Hockneys, contends that Vermeer used optics to guide his brush. After several experiments, the invention of a mirrored device, and the creation of a life-size replica of the scene depicted in Vermeer's "The Music Lesson," Tim Jenison set about recreating his very own Vermeer. Between the interviews with key people in Tim's life, his visit to Holland for research, and the hundreds of days
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