Not much is known about he Anderson Printer before ILM purchased it from Paramount Pictures in 1975. It had been used for compositing for Cecil B DeMilles The Ten Commandments in 1956, and shots for Alfred Hichcock’s North By Northwest in 1959. The printer fell out of permanent use as the VistaVision format waned.
VistaVision is a method of shooting a a 35mm negative horizontally (8 perforations), double the size of typical upright negatives. To project a VistaVision movie a special projector was necessary; one that lay on its side. The cost of the new equipment and higher costs to process the film made VistaVision an impractical format for film. Though the quality of an Continue reading