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"They shall not grow old" (Read 327 times)
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"They shall not grow old"
Nov 9th, 2018, 12:27pm
With due deference to TVBEurope (from whence this is directly lifted!) ...

"They Shall Not Grow Old"  - Peter Jackson’s film about the First World War, is broadcast on BBC Two (9:30pm, 11th November) and released into UK cinemas this weekend (9th, 10th, 11th November).
The 90-minute film has been created using original footage from the Imperial War Museums’ extensive archive, much of it previously unseen, alongside BBC and IWM interviews with servicemen who fought in the conflict. Footage has been colourised, converted to 3D and transformed with modern production techniques to present never before seen detail.

Although the project was only officially announced in January of this year, the Oscar-winning director began working on the film three years ago, which is when he brought conversion company Stereo D on board. The company had previously worked on several projects with Jackson’s visual effects team.

“They invited us to take part in a proof-of-concept test,” Stereo D producer Mark Simone tells TVBEurope. “The test period lasted about three months. From there we entered into an R&D phase to prepare for shot production. The test allowed us to identify areas of our pipeline that needed to be modified to conform to the project.”

Stereo D’s first job was to restore the footage: “We had to de-flicker, de-grain, de-scratch, and de-noise the footage,” explains colour supervisor, Milton Adamou.
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