First BTS Footage from the Shot-on-35mm James Bond Film 'Spectre'

The behind the scenes footage isn't necessarily that enlightening, but it's interesting to see that the new film is being shot on 35mm (though thanks to the Kodak deal, directors and DPs will have the option for the foreseeable future). While the first Sam Mendes Bond film Skyfall was captured on the ALEXA by Roger Deakins, the new film Spectre is being shot on 35mm by Hoyte Van Hoytema, who was mostly recently the DP on Christopher Nolan's completely celluloid Interstellar.

There are some enlightening thoughts from Hoytema in this interview, where he mentions that comparing film and digital is a little bit like comparing apples and pears:

This switch back to film is similar to what happened with the The Amazing Spider-Man films. While both were helmed by Marc Webb, the first was shot on the RED EPIC by John Schwartzman and the second on 35mm by Daniel Mindel. A change of DP was also a change in shooting format. This isn't to say that any format is necessarily better than any other, but it's nice to know that big films like this (and the professionals who make them) will still be able to make the choice about what works best for them on a specific movie.

We've shared this set of videos where Deakins talks about shooting on the ALEXA and the tests they did for Skyfall, but I think it's worth sharing again:

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I hope it scanned and mastered in 4K resolution!

February 12, 2015 at 2:27PM, Edited February 12, 2:27PM


They aren't stupid. Trust me, it will be.

February 13, 2015 at 2:53AM

Lauritz Neu
1st AC

Like Roger Deakins once said, 35mm won't look all that different to Alexa footage if it's mastered at 2K.

Scan it in 4K, Hoyte.
Imagine what film can bring to digital monitors at 4K!

February 13, 2015 at 3:54AM, Edited February 13, 3:54AM


Location, Location ,Location!

February 13, 2015 at 12:19PM

Wentworth Kelly
DP/Colorist/Drone Op

Spectre?, it means spectre is coming back? 007 like old days, but with the best of today yeah!

February 16, 2015 at 8:48AM