PBS Masterpiece (Theatre)

I’ve always been a fan of the show “Masterpiece” (formerly Masterpiece Theatre) on PBS, especially their adaptations of classic literature, which are far superior to the versions we usually get out of Hollywood.

Unfortunately they’ve now moved into the “Contemporary” part of their schedule, which means from now until the end of the year they will continue to show nothing but awful PC plots riddled with Hollywood cliches. It’s really too bad because the “Classic” shows from earlier in the season were great.

I may be a bit biased toward this season since I worked as a video tech on the shoot for the new intro and bumpers. It was a pretty interesting. They used an air compressor to flip the pages of books while projecting video onto them and capturing it all with a high speed Phantom camera at 1000 fps.

You can see the “Classic” version here.
The “Mystery” version is here.
Unfortunately, I can’t seem to find the “Contemporary” version anywhere.


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