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Producer John Wyver talks us through the advantages of using the high definition red camera system for filming 'Hamlet'. He explains it gives a similar quality to 35mm film, but at a lower cost. The great detail visible in using high definition has meant that costume and make-up have to be of a higher standard as flaws in them are much more easily visible.
This clip is from:
From Stage to Screen
First broadcast:
22 December 2009

Classroom Ideas

Students could design a billboard advert that promotes the televised dramatization of Hamlet in HD. With high definition TV still a relatively new and expanding format, the advert should persuade viewers why they ought to watch the play in HD instead of on a regular television set. The students should come up with slogans that draw on information provided in the video clip about the visual quality benefits of HD.