Telecine Machine

Oktober Animation, Attributed to;  Innovation TK Ltd., Manufacturer; 

1999
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Maker and Role
Oktober Animation, Attributed to
Innovation TK Ltd., Manufacturer
Production Date
1999
Description
Telecine Machine, Millennium model, approximately 15 years old, made by Innovation TK (ITK) in England and purchased by Oktober Animation Auckland NZ. The item is tall and top heavy with overall dimensions of 1.7m tall, 1.3 wide, 60cm deep. Object comes with manuals. The machine is built into its own glass fronted cabinet which is internally illuminated with two strips of blue LEDs (not original to the machine)

Telecine machines play a critical role in the post production processing of filmstock movies and television productions where they convert and synchronize picture and audio detail into a specified format e.g. video, Blu-ray, DVD. The image conversion technology incorporated within the Millennium was capable of producing a 2K resolution image which was similar to the resolution achieved by early HD televisions of the period. The technology incorporated with the Millennium represents the peak of telecine technology before most motion picture productions turned to using a purely digital format.

The Millennium was owned and used by Oktober Animation, a NZ company established in 2010, which is now one of the leading animation companies in the world and has produced computer generated animations for Nickelodeon, Kung-Fu Panda, The Penguins of Madagascar and Monsters Vs Aliens. The Millennium was originally operated by colourists Andy Clarkson and Ben Rogers and worked on Geoff Murphy's Spooked, Vincent Ward's River Queen and The Lord Of The Rings. Most of its work was for celebrated TV Commercials director Geoff Dixon (who owned Oktobor) and other very well know directors such as Oscar award winner Catherine Bigelow, Christine Jeffs (kiwi), Tracey Rowe, Melanie Bridge, Roger Donaldson and Sam Raimi.

The technology incorporated with the Millennium represents the peak of telecine technology before most motion picture productions turned to using a purely digital format.
Media/Materials
Processed Material/Metal
Processed Material/Glass
Accession No
2015.88
Credit Line
<C> Oktober Animation et al. 1999. Telecine Machine, 2015.88. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).
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