All through the 90s and early 2000s people, other videographers and filmmakers thought I was making a mistake and shouldn't shoot my documentary in wide screen. I was thinking ahead of them. I kept saying since 1992 and then after seeing Hoop Dreams in 1994 on the big screen I knew then I can get my film on the big screen as long as I keep shooting in true wide screen. In April 2000 I bought the Sony PD-150 and a century Optics anamorphic lens adapter. I never took it off from then till 2004. 2002 I shared a music video I made for @goapele
"Closer" & my trailer to my bboy documentary. The head of Sony called me with the Sony President on a conference call not believing I shot my footage. I explained that I never used the digital wide screen feature on the camera cause it looses quality. With the anamorphic lens it maintains the true quality stretching the image compressing it all together for a sharper image. @sonyprousa
then offered me a job to be their content creator long before youtubers like Philip Bloom etc.. I worked the DV expos, NAB and the 2005 Sundance film festival after creating content of their 1 of 6 prototype Sony HDV Z1-U. I bought that Sony that year continuing my bboy documentary and now days I am trying to finish up my film with the Sony Ar7II. As sampled in this video I'm now able to match my old footage with the new. Well in size with still maintaining the quality and 16:9 matching up with 4K standard wide screen.
Now I can finally re-master to re-edit my documentary. Now I still need finishing funds for the final edits and legal, clearances on music rights and archival.
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