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Martin Scorsese, Christopher Nolan Among Directors Who Are Launching "Filmmaker Mode"

Published Wed Aug 28 2019 By Travis
Martin Scorsese, Christopher Nolan Among Directors Who  Are Launching "Filmmaker Mode"

Most of the prominent directors and cinematographers in Hollywood are joining forces with UHD to preserve filmmakers vision in home media by releasing "Filmmaker Mode."

With the expansion of the theatre-going experience extending to the general public’s living rooms, there is a growing sense of concern among directors for the movies not being viewed in the way they were intended to be by the directors. There are settings in TV sets where the scenes are smoothed out by the TV, and the intended aspect ratio, color, contrast, and frame rates are lost in the TV settings.

The growing concern of the loss of the director’s and creator’s creative intent is now being addressed by UHD TV setting which, if things go well, will provide the home experience for the consumer in the way a particular director meant it to be. To preserve the artistic vision of the director, “Filmmaker Mode” is being introduced for TVs with compatible settings. The new mode intends to provide people images in the way they were meant to be and not lumped in the general setting of the TV.

UHDA Logo.
UHDA is joining forces with various directors and filmmakers to implement "Filmmaker Mode" in television sets.

Source: HD Guru

Filmmakers like Martin Scorsese, Christopher Nolan, Ryan Coogler, Rian Johnson and 140 other directors and producers gave their input on the new mode. UHDA the company behind the “Filmmaker Mode” talked to more than 400 filmmakers and also collaborated with the Director’s Guild of America to maximize the potential of their new mode.

Similar to “Filmmaker Moder,” a “Netflix Mode” was introduced last year which was implemented to preserve the viewing experience of the streaming public. The mode was intended to preserve the way the show is meant to be streamed by Netflix, and several TV platforms implemented the mode.

Netflix Mode
Netflix introduced Netflix mode to better allow people to experience the show in the way they were intended to be.

Source: What Hi-Fi?

Scorsese, one of the most beloved and dissected directors in Hollywood, was one of the people who released their statement along with the announcement. “I started The Film Foundation in 1990 with the goal to preserve film and protect the filmmaker’s original vision so that the audience can experience these films as they were intended to be seen,” Taxi Driver’s director said. “Most people today are watching these classic films at home rather than in movie theaters, making Filmmaker Mode of particular importance when presenting these films which have specifications unique to being shot on film.”

Another up and coming director was on hand to give his take on the new mode and how it will help the consumer experience better than before. “I care deeply about how cinema is experienced at home because that's where it lives the longest. That's where cinema is watched and re-watched and experienced by families.” Ryan Coogler, the director of Black Panther, said. “By allowing the artists in the tent to help consult and give feedback to the electronics companies on Filmmaker Mode, we can collectively help make the consumer’s experience even more like it is in the cinema.”

Ryan Coogler
Ryan Coogler was one of many directors who made a statement the announcement of "Filmmaker Mode."

Source: Los Angeles Times

Rian Johnson, who directed the divisive Star War: The Last Jedi, proclaimed the new “Filmmaker Mode” 'John Connor' to the motion smoothing Skynet. “A single button that lines up the settings, so it works for the benefit of the movie and not against it,” Rian said about the offering of Filmmaker mode. “If you love movies, Filmmaker Mode will make your movies not look like poo-poo.”

UHDA took this initiative to provide authentic theatre experience in the comfort of the consumers’ home and the chair of the company Michael Zink who is the VP of technology at Warner Bros. said, “Paul Thomas Anderson, Ryan Coogler, Patty Jenkins, Martin Scorsese, and Christopher Nolan reached out to the UHDA about extending the cinematic experience into the living room. We were eager and ideally situated to engage in the conversation.”

Martin Scorsese and Christopher Nolan.
Christopher Nolan and Martin Scorsese also joined forces to help bring "Filmmaker Mode."

Source: ANI News

This will definitely help the viewing experience at home, but how soon will the mode be implemented is to be seen. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the TV giants such as LG, Panasonic, etc. made it clear they will implement the mode but how soon will the rollout happen is not clear at the moment.

Ryan Coogler is currently working on the sequel of the hit 2018 movie, Black Panther. Black Panther 2 is set for release on 6 May 2022, so Ryan will probably want people to see the film when the film arrives in-home media, in the same way, it was intended to be viewed.