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Who Shot Rock & Roll, A Photographic History, 1955 to the Present DMN Newswire--2012-7-3--
Arclight Productions' original documentary short, inspired by the Annenberg Space for Photography's exhibit, Who Shot Rock & Roll, premiered with the Los Angeles exhibit and will be screening through October 2012. Who Shot Rock & Roll: The Film, produced and directed by Steven Kochones and Arclight Productions for The Annenberg Space for Photography, celebrates the ground-breaking collaborations between the photographers and recording artists who came together to create some of the most enduring images in rock history. This documentary, filmed in 5K resolution on the Red EPIC camera, is shown in vivid detail on two 14' by 7' screens in 4K resolution. The film covering the early 1950s up to present day, explores the stories behind the photos, focusing on the relationship between photographer and artist, taking viewers on a visual journey through the many eras of rock and roll. Powerful imagery and insightful commentary give a unique glimpse into photography's impact on the ever-changing - but everlasting - culture of rock and roll. Who Shot Rock & Roll: The Film features interviews, new photographs and never-before-seen footage spotlighting the work of Edward Colver, Henry Diltz, Jill Furmanovsky, Lynn Goldsmith, Bob Gruen, Norman Seeff, Mark Seliger and Guy Webster. Shot in Los Angeles, New York and the United Kingdom, the film also features musicians including Alice Cooper, Noel Gallagher and Henry Rollins, along with album designer Gary Burden, author/collector Michael Ochs, and Who Shot Rock & Roll exhibit curator Gail Buckland. And in a special segment, the film rediscovers Linda McCartney through images that were handpicked by Paul McCartney and a rare interview with Mary McCartney discussing her mother's work in preserving the history of rock.The photographs in the print gallery are presented in eight sections: behind the scenes; artists at the start of their careers; live performances; fans and crowds; conceptual collaborations between photographers and musicians; and stirring portraits of musical stars, with sections spotlighting images of Bob Dylan and Elvis Presley at age 21. WHO SHOT ROCK & ROLL runs from June 23 through October 7, 2012. Annenberg Space for Photography 2000 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, CA 90067 Tel: 213.403.3000 http://www.annenbergspaceforphotography.org Wednesday through Friday: 11 am -6 pm, Saturday: 11 am-9 pm, Sunday: 11 am-6 pm, closed Monday and Tuesday. General admission is free. ABOUT ARCLIGHT PRODUCTIONS Founded in 1997 Arclight Productions is an Award-Winning Film and Video Production company specializing in Documentaries, Commercials and Behind-the-Scenes. With a professional staff at full-service facilities located in the heart of Hollywood, Arclight also boasts finishing capabilities at high resolutions, high frame rates and 3D. The Arclight team has produced original content for Warner Bros, Focus Features, Universal, Anchor Bay, Columbia, HBO, IMAX, Dreamworks, Disney, Summit, 20th Century Fox and more. Arclight has produced seven films and multimedia installations for the Annenberg Space for Photography since the venue's 2009 debut including: L8S ANG3LES, SPORT, EXTREME EXPOSURE, DIGITAL DARKROOM, as well as the award-winning "WATER: OUR THIRSTY WORLD," produced in association with National Geographic magazine. The company has also worked with major museums such as the California Science Center, the non-profit organization, Will Rogers Institute and renowned artist, David Hockney.
The film also includes iconic songs and music from Alice Cooper, Black Flag, Blondie, Def Leppard, The Doors, Ike & Tina Turner, KISS, Led Zeppelin, The Mamas & The Papas, Oasis, Noel Gallagher?s High Flying Birds, The Pretenders, The Rolling Stones, The Sex Pistols, Tina Turner, T-Rex, and The Who. The film features rare footage of Norman Seeff's filmed photo sessions with Ike & Tina Turner in 1975 and Tina Turner in 1983. It also includes behind-the-scenes footage of photographer Jill Furmanovsky using the rare triple-A "access all areas" pass to cover a 2012 concert of Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds; filmed on location in Birmingham, England at the National Indoor Arena. "This film looks at Rock & Roll through the lenses of nine photographers whose work spans the history of the genre," explains the Director, Steven Kochones. "The photographers in our film have had access to some of the biggest rock stars of any generation -- and their stories and images are riveting. I hope viewers will appreciate the role of photographers in capturing and communicating Rock & Roll culture. There are many films about rock music and its history, but our film literally looks at Rock & Roll through the artistry of the men and women who documented the revolution." Who Shot Rock & Roll: The Film was filmed in 5K resolution on the Red EPIC camera and is presented in uncompressed 4K resolution at 60 frames per second. The high-tech nature of film productions for the Annenberg Space for Photography is due to the fact that the venue's digital gallery was built to present photography at high resolutions using the full color spectrum that is associated more with photographs than films. Consequently, because the film makes use of high-resolution still images, the live action production must match the visual quality. For an exclusive segment on Ike & Tina Turner, Arclight made a new transfer of 37-year-old 16mm film footage. The sound mix is designed expressly for The Annenberg Space for Photography's custom 7.1 channel sound system. Conformed and Color Corrected using Assimilate SCRATCH software on workstations custom-built for Arclight Productions, Post-Production of the film was performed at Arclight Productions and onsite in the Photography Space. Who Shot Rock & Roll: The Film was produced for the Annenberg Space for Photography by Arclight Productions. Produced and Directed by Steven Kochones. Producer: Joe Russo. Editor: James W. Pendorf. Line Producer: Allan Wachs, Production Manager: Steven Morales, Technical Director: Karlo David. Running Time: 36 minutes. THE EXHIBIT Who Shot Rock & Roll: A Photographic History, 1955 to the Present is the first major museum exhibit on rock and roll to spotlight the creative and collaborative role that photographers played in the history of rock music. A group show featuring 166 prints from over 100 photographers, Who Shot Rock & Roll was organized by the Brooklyn Museum with guest curator and author Gail Buckland. The Los Angeles showing of this exhibit is the only one on the western coast of the United States. Among the exhibited photographers are Amy Arbus, Diane Arbus, Roberta Bayley, Danny Clinch, Ed Caraeff, Ed Colver, Anton Corbijn, Henry Diltz, Jill Furmanovsky, Lynn Goldsmith, Jean-Paul Goude, Bob Gruen, Dennis Hopper, David LaChapelle, Michael Lavine, Annie Leibovitz, Gered Mankowitz, Jim Marshall, Linda McCartney, Ryan McGinley, Norman Seeff, Mark Seliger, Pennie Smith, Storm Thorgerson, Albert Watson and Guy Webster. Visitors will see rare images that catch and define the energy, intoxication, rebellion and magic of rock and roll. This exhibit provides a glimpse of the people behind the music - their vulnerability and passion. It demonstrates the collective talent of the photographers who captured these moments.
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