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Director Colin Trevorrow reveals that Jurassic World will shoot on film

02.06.2014

Director Colin Trevorrow is gearing up to take us all back to a very familiar park in 2015 and has just revealed that he'll be doing so with a now "classic" format: film. Trevorrow, via Twitter, announced that JURASSIC WORLD will shoot in both 35 mm and 65 mm film with veteran cinematographer John Schwartzman handling the director of photography duties. He also revealed that they would start shooting in April.

With the majority of the industry shifting over to digital this is a surprising move, but a welcome one. Although Trevorrow didn't list any specific reasons for shooting on film instead of digital, my guess would be that he's attempting to capture the look and feel of Spielberg's 1993 JURASSIC PARK, which was also shot on film. I'm curious how they'll handle the 3D and IMAX stuff, which I'm guessing can only be post-converted from a film format. Either way, I'm excited about this news and I think it's another nod to the fact that Trevorrow has the pulse of this franchise and is dedicated to delivering something outstanding.

JURASSIC WORLD is set to trample into theaters on June 12, 2015.

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7:03PM on 02/07/2014
Now I'm just praying for a version of it on VHS when it hits home video. That's the only way that I watch the original... no joke.
Now I'm just praying for a version of it on VHS when it hits home video. That's the only way that I watch the original... no joke.
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11:31AM on 02/07/2014

Trevorrow seems like a good choice, but

I'm not sure why Spielberg doesn't want to take a trip back to this series. It's not like he upgraded to better genres or critical awards or box office -- Jurassic Park is still one of his all-time biggest hits both critically and financially and it's guaranteed to make more money than, say, War Horse or Tintin. Why didn't the studio try to convince him to come back? To be entirely honest i think that would be stoking my fanboy flames a lot more right now. And yes, I realize he's still a
I'm not sure why Spielberg doesn't want to take a trip back to this series. It's not like he upgraded to better genres or critical awards or box office -- Jurassic Park is still one of his all-time biggest hits both critically and financially and it's guaranteed to make more money than, say, War Horse or Tintin. Why didn't the studio try to convince him to come back? To be entirely honest i think that would be stoking my fanboy flames a lot more right now. And yes, I realize he's still a producer, but...he produces tons of movies and that never really seems indicative that he does more than sign his name off on them.
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10:16PM on 02/06/2014
Totally looking forward to this. Love the idea of Chris Pratt leading the cast. If it's shot on film that means the 3D will have to be a post conversion job though.
Totally looking forward to this. Love the idea of Chris Pratt leading the cast. If it's shot on film that means the 3D will have to be a post conversion job though.
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6:09PM on 02/06/2014

Well I have to say that's a good move.

I'm not a film genius or anything but the look of the original is so ingrained in my memory and I'm sure other fans will agree that the closer we can get to the tone of the original the better. Hopefully we get something that this generation of kids can see and experience something similar to what we felt when we watched this movie for the first time. Honestly the original is the catalyst for me even being interested in film and if they mean to reboot it and make it close to the original I'm
I'm not a film genius or anything but the look of the original is so ingrained in my memory and I'm sure other fans will agree that the closer we can get to the tone of the original the better. Hopefully we get something that this generation of kids can see and experience something similar to what we felt when we watched this movie for the first time. Honestly the original is the catalyst for me even being interested in film and if they mean to reboot it and make it close to the original I'm hoping it is a tip-of-the-hat homage to the original filmmakers and collaborators. And please practical effects...
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4:51PM on 02/06/2014
FANTASTIC NEWS.
FANTASTIC NEWS.
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3:51PM on 02/06/2014

Great news

I am happy that "Jurassic World" will be shooting on film, but I will happier if Colin Trevorrow announces that he will be using practical effects for the dinosaurs
I am happy that "Jurassic World" will be shooting on film, but I will happier if Colin Trevorrow announces that he will be using practical effects for the dinosaurs
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3:42PM on 02/06/2014
This sounds like an awesome idea but considering I am ignorant on the technical aspects... Can't digital just re-create the look of 35mm or 65mm? If not, can a more knowledgeable Schmoe please explain why. I'm genuinely curious and interested.
This sounds like an awesome idea but considering I am ignorant on the technical aspects... Can't digital just re-create the look of 35mm or 65mm? If not, can a more knowledgeable Schmoe please explain why. I'm genuinely curious and interested.
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6:00PM on 02/06/2014
I'm technically handicapped as well but from what I understand it would be similar to the difference of an analog recording vs a digital recording. Records tend to be more grittier and more authentic sounding rather than a cleaned up, refined digital CD format.
I'm technically handicapped as well but from what I understand it would be similar to the difference of an analog recording vs a digital recording. Records tend to be more grittier and more authentic sounding rather than a cleaned up, refined digital CD format.
6:46PM on 02/06/2014
Well that's just exactly my point. With today's technology, can't digital just re-create/simulate that same "gritty" look?
Well that's just exactly my point. With today's technology, can't digital just re-create/simulate that same "gritty" look?
9:43AM on 02/07/2014
Film does not have a gritty look. The gritty film-look usually comes from 16mm film that has been punched up to give that look. There is nothing gritty about 35mm. Most modern film stock has nearly invisible grain. And grain is not what makes film look so different than digital. Digital will probably never look like film, which isn't a bad thing. The two formats just have different aesthetics.

Film offers a more balanced dynamic range. Which means you can see great detail in the highlights
Film does not have a gritty look. The gritty film-look usually comes from 16mm film that has been punched up to give that look. There is nothing gritty about 35mm. Most modern film stock has nearly invisible grain. And grain is not what makes film look so different than digital. Digital will probably never look like film, which isn't a bad thing. The two formats just have different aesthetics.

Film offers a more balanced dynamic range. Which means you can see great detail in the highlights and great detail in the shadows. Digital can have great dynamic range, but its very one sided, and you get great details in the highlights but not so great detail in the shadows. Digital will be able to replicate this easily in the future.

Film gives better light roll off. This means that the light rolls from the brightest area of the image into the darkest area of the image in a very natural way that is far more pleasing to the eye than what digital can achieve. This light roll off also helps give the image depth. The Arri Alexa does a great job of this, but still falls short of film. This is one area that I personally doubt digital will ever be able to replicate.

Film also offers deeper and more natural color. The image carries more color weight than digital. Digital images are naturally very milky & plasticy looking, and it requires a lot of post-production color correction to add weight, and even still there is always a slight plasticy look to it. I have never seen a digital image come close to replicating the naturally rich color of film.

In the end, film is an organic image, and this has its own perks. Digital is a very artificial image, and this has its own perks. Film will give the image a natural beauty, and digital will offer a quicker workflow with post-production benefits. Both formats can and do look great, but they will always look very different from each other. And no technology exist that can make digital look the exact same as film.
9:48AM on 02/07/2014
Hey I'll jump in. Its a pretty debatable issue and has been for the last decade or so in the industry with a lot of different view points. It really comes down to cost on a lot of issues and it is surprising that they aren't shooting on digital considering how popular its become but the plain and simple fact is 35mm film still holds up in every aspect of filmmaking even against the latest digital cameras.
Technically speaking you could take the negatives of a movie like Gone With the Wind or
Hey I'll jump in. Its a pretty debatable issue and has been for the last decade or so in the industry with a lot of different view points. It really comes down to cost on a lot of issues and it is surprising that they aren't shooting on digital considering how popular its become but the plain and simple fact is 35mm film still holds up in every aspect of filmmaking even against the latest digital cameras.
Technically speaking you could take the negatives of a movie like Gone With the Wind or the Wizard of Oz and scan them in as high as 8K resolution (the highest projected resolution for the masses right now is 4k) and the image would still hold up. That's the power and breadth of 35mm let alone 65mm. Having shot both 35mm and 4k digital the "ease" of shooting digital is both fun and immediate but shooting 35mm definitely brings you an undeniably great image to work with particularly if you have a great cinematographer like Schwartzman.
9:57AM on 02/07/2014
@Housecoat man

That is very true. Film shot back in the 1930s can be scanned and viewed on a 4k Ultra HD TV with pristine quality. Yet films shot at 2k resolution on the Arri Alexa, like The Avengers, can never be viewed at pristine quality on a 4k TV. You can't add resolution to a digital image. The Avengers is already outdated.

Unlike digital, film has no set resolution. The resolution of film is only limited by the available technology that can scan it. Film has longevity that isn't
@Housecoat man

That is very true. Film shot back in the 1930s can be scanned and viewed on a 4k Ultra HD TV with pristine quality. Yet films shot at 2k resolution on the Arri Alexa, like The Avengers, can never be viewed at pristine quality on a 4k TV. You can't add resolution to a digital image. The Avengers is already outdated.

Unlike digital, film has no set resolution. The resolution of film is only limited by the available technology that can scan it. Film has longevity that isn't dictated by the constant evolution of digital technology. Already, most digital films shot in the last 10 years are obsolete, technically speaking. Film is still going strong 100 years later.
8:29PM on 02/07/2014
Wow. Thanks for all the responses gentlemen. I really appreciate the feedback. I think now I get it. I guess after reading your explanations, I would call film a "tangible" image. Something that can still be sculpted so to speak 100 years later and digital an "artificial" image.
Wow. Thanks for all the responses gentlemen. I really appreciate the feedback. I think now I get it. I guess after reading your explanations, I would call film a "tangible" image. Something that can still be sculpted so to speak 100 years later and digital an "artificial" image.
1:05PM on 02/06/2014
Great move shooting on film. The orginal JP has such a distinctive look thanks to the format. Now if they'd just drop the 3D gimmick and let us enjoy the movie in glorious 2D IMAX I'd be thrilled. Of course it's the studio making that call, not Trevorrow.
Great move shooting on film. The orginal JP has such a distinctive look thanks to the format. Now if they'd just drop the 3D gimmick and let us enjoy the movie in glorious 2D IMAX I'd be thrilled. Of course it's the studio making that call, not Trevorrow.
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1:00PM on 02/06/2014
I've kind of come back around on this one. After Jurassic Park 3 I could have cared less about another Jurassic Park movie. But hearing some of the news about it's production has gotten me more and more interested. Can't remember if it's confirmed, but I remember Chris Pratt was supposed to be taking a lead role in this movie. That's a great start right there, but hearing he's trying to tap into the spirit of Spielberg's original has me thinking that this movie might add something to the
I've kind of come back around on this one. After Jurassic Park 3 I could have cared less about another Jurassic Park movie. But hearing some of the news about it's production has gotten me more and more interested. Can't remember if it's confirmed, but I remember Chris Pratt was supposed to be taking a lead role in this movie. That's a great start right there, but hearing he's trying to tap into the spirit of Spielberg's original has me thinking that this movie might add something to the franchise rather than going through the motions for an easy profit like JP3 did.
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3:27PM on 02/06/2014
I feel like a lot of franchises are being cared for much more these days. Abrams and Disney are doing the same for star wars and most superhero movies are getting more attention to detail. I think its what's going to separate this decade from the last when it comes to movies.
I feel like a lot of franchises are being cared for much more these days. Abrams and Disney are doing the same for star wars and most superhero movies are getting more attention to detail. I think its what's going to separate this decade from the last when it comes to movies.
12:24PM on 02/06/2014
I like the sound of this. It's nice to see directors more concerned with the art form than what's more popular in the industry right now. I'm really liking the sound of this flick more & more.
I like the sound of this. It's nice to see directors more concerned with the art form than what's more popular in the industry right now. I'm really liking the sound of this flick more & more.
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12:21PM on 02/06/2014
This film can't come soon enough. I love the Jurassic Park films and if he can bring back at least somewhat of the magic that the original trilogy had, then I'll be a happy movie fan.
This film can't come soon enough. I love the Jurassic Park films and if he can bring back at least somewhat of the magic that the original trilogy had, then I'll be a happy movie fan.
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12:04PM on 02/06/2014
Any movie nowadays shot on film is great, especially ones belonging to franchises preciously shot on film. Doing a quick look at the DPs filmography, I can't say I'm really a fan. "Amazing Spider-man" especially looked atrocious (I know that was digital, but even the framing and movement was a joke).
Any movie nowadays shot on film is great, especially ones belonging to franchises preciously shot on film. Doing a quick look at the DPs filmography, I can't say I'm really a fan. "Amazing Spider-man" especially looked atrocious (I know that was digital, but even the framing and movement was a joke).
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12:03PM on 02/06/2014
So sad to know that just like the dinosaurs, film is slowly becoming extinct. I'm glad to hear that some filmmakers are still embracing the format regardless of its cost and nuisance.
So sad to know that just like the dinosaurs, film is slowly becoming extinct. I'm glad to hear that some filmmakers are still embracing the format regardless of its cost and nuisance.
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3:29PM on 02/06/2014
Its OK because Colin Trevorrow wants to bring both back into existence.
Its OK because Colin Trevorrow wants to bring both back into existence.
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