70mm Film Projector
Have you ever wondered what is happening behind the scenes inside the projection room of a movie theater when you are watching a movie? If you are a film nerd or if you just appreciate it in any other way, you will love this footage of a 70mm Film Projector showing The Hateful Eight.
Andrew Walker is a projectionist who captured this footage of a working film projector, and the footage is beautiful. Seeing this makes me want to go to a movie theater, not to watch a movie, but to see something like this.
❦ 70mm Film Projector Demo:
If you want to know more about this beautiful peace of machinery which was filmed in this video, it is called: Cinemeccanica Victoria 8.
❦ What is 70mm film ?
When you take a look at the well-known formats such as Blu-Ray, HD, IMAX and 3D, it might seem like the 70mm is the new guy in the industry, but people have been shooting on a 70mm film since the beginning of movies.
Due to its larger size, the 70mm film is able to produce a much better image than the standard 35mm film.
Douglas McLaren, Music Box Theatre projectionist:
Basically, the difference between 35mm and 70mm is similar to the difference between DVD and Blu-ray. The picture is much bigger and it has more detail.
If 70mm Film is so much better than 35mm, why aren’t more films shot in 70mm? The answer is simple: cost.
70mm is not cheap, and many theaters simply weren’t interested in buying expensive equipment needed to play the films.
Each reel is about twice as heavy as a normal 35mm reel. For example, Interstellar, came on 49 reels and weighed more than 600 pounds (272 kg) in total.
Restoring old movies from a 70mm prints is also not easy. A new print of Lawrence of Arabia cost roughly $71,000 to make just one copy.
A lot of move theaters (IMAX and some indie theaters) are advertising their capability of projecting movies from a 70mm Film.
You wont be disappointed if you decide to experience it yourself.