Sunday, December 16, 2018

Witney Seibold Reviews 'They Shall Not Grow Old'

In the years since the release of his "Hobbit" movies, director Peter Jackson has been working on a BBC-commissioned documentary about British soldiers who fought in the trenches on the Western Front during World War I. He used the opportunity to explore new technical processes that allowed him to "update" century-old war footage, adding color, sound, 3D effects, and a special digital "blending" technique that increased the frame rate to a modern 24 frames per second. 

At IGN, Witney Seibold talks about the emotional effect of seeing such footage updated, especially just in time for the centennial of the WWI Armistice, but also addresses some potentially sticky ethics involved in such a practice. 

Top Image: Warner Bros. 

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