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October 11, 2005

(L-R) Executive producer/co-director David Carr, cameraman Francois Buren and executive producer/co-director David Comtois, shooting in Paris.

LOS ANGELES - Beantown Productions recently completed work on "Da Vinci Declassified," a TLC special that takes a look at the nefarious secret society known as the Priory of Sion. In the book, "The Da Vinci Code," The Priory of Sion is suggested to be the society that controls and manipulates events in order to protect the secret of the Holy Grail.

The documentary's shooting schedule began four days after the London bombings, taking a Hollywood-based crew on a journey across Europe to examine 2,000 years of history and art, all in an effort to unravel intricate clues about the Priory. Drawing on the expertise of historians, art specialists, scientists, mathematicians and actual representatives of the novel's other famous secret society, Opus Dei, Beantown went through great lengths to separate truth from fiction.

Executive producers David Carr and David Comtois of Beantown Productions shot the documentary on Beta SP using two cameras and edited it using Apple Final Cut Pro. Moving Picture software was used for still image manipulation. Graphics were created in Adobe After Effects. The studio also used Sapphire plug-ins.

The documentary was mixed in Beantown's new Pro Tools suite and was mastered to Digital Betacam. It will air on TLC on October 23rd.

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