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Uncovered: The War on Iraq

July 23, 2004 6:32 PM

The website for the 90-minute theatrical version of Uncovered is up. Lots of dates for international film festivals coming up: Germany, Switzerland, Copenhagen, France, Toronto, Helsinki, London, Leeds, Stockholm, Cardiff, Haifa, etc.

Release date in the states is set for August 20th in NY, DC & Boston, and August 27th in LA, SF, Chicago, Seattle and San Diego. Wider release is up to you.

The trailer is great, and it's quite a thrill to see it in widescreen. The 4x3 to 16x9 up-res conversion was a total pain in the ass by the way. Thankfully, I didn't have to do it. Yikes.

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Read the 3 comments.

Paul Stone:

I assume that you have to lose some content either in the top of the frame, the bottom, or both. So, someone has to go through the whole movie and figure out where the new frame should be for each shot. I guess that would be pretty time-consuming, but I assume that there is software which allows you to specify a frame and spits out the converted shot. Right?

For the original production, did you use UNIX video editing software, or a high-end Windows or Mac prosumer video application? I would assume that your budget called for a high-end prosumer application. Might I inquire as to which one? I'll guess Adobe Premier Pro.

From the "Behind the Scenes", on the video, it kind of looked like the graphical stuff was done on a Windows PC. I'll guess that it was another Adobe product.

Sat Jul 24 2004 10:57 PM

Jim GIlliam:

Final Cut Pro.

Sun Jul 25 2004 4:53 PM

Paul Stone:

OK, my next computer really will be a Mac. This time I'm serious... maybe.

Mon Jul 26 2004 11:39 AM

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