Technical stuff

The Aaton Penelope
presented by Aaton

Film Cameras

Here is a photo of the Aaton Penelope prototype. This is the only auto-silenced 35 mm camera with instantaneous magazines that was ever built and it is also the first 35 mm camera that definitively abandons Dickson/Edison’s 4-perf film.
The film-pulling mechanism only works with 3-perf for lovers of 1.66:1, 1.78:1, 1.85:1 formats or with 2-perf for Scope addicts.

HD Evening
by Jean-Jacques Bouhon

Technical stuff

Following upon the invitation of the 25 Images Group - an association of TV film directors, several members of the AFC (Robert Alazraki, Gérard de Battista, Jean-Jacques Bouhon, Jean-Noël Ferragut, Dominique Gentil and Charlie Van Damme) attended a debate on the use of HD for TV dramas that took place Wednesday March 17th in the SACD facility. The theme was HD’s possibilities and limits, and its future in French audiovisual production.

The AFC present at the IDIFF 2005
by Jean-Noël Ferragut (with the help of Gérard de Battista, Eric Gautier, Willy Kurant, Philippe Ros)

Technical shows and exhibits

No need, for once, to rush up the steps of the Cannes Festival Palais, dressed like a penguin and adjusting one’s bow tie, in order to attend the 3rd edition of the IDIFF (International Digital Film Forum) which took place from the 2nd to the 4th of February, 2005. All that was needed was an interest, however small, in anything that borders on what has come to be known as « digital cinema ». For this is what IDIFF is about.