Freelance filmmaker based in Upstate NY.
The Red Shoes is widely thought of as one of the greatest for so many reasons, Scorsese has referenced this film throughout his career. As incredible as the shots are by Jack Cardiff, just remember he pulled all of it off shooting on Technicolor 3 strip - a camera that's not only more gigantic and heavy than almost anything else but also needed more light than a black and white production, and he moves the camera like a banshee throughout the movie anyway.
I'm not usually one to complain, but this post would have been much more effective if I could see what the DP actually did. Without any visual reference to what he's talking about I'm just taking his word that these things worked? Simply putting up a shot from Blade Runner doesn't show me how he pulled off these scenes in comparison, so as a result the post feels really empty and leaves me scratching my head as to what is trying to be said here...
Love the post - but I'm afraid duct tape is kind of a no no on set. Gaff tape is my savior!
So you're saying these two DPs don't know what they're talking about? "Little things like changing a filter become a major deal."The DP just said it was a problem, I would assume he knows from experience that its a real challenge. Did you shoot anything on GoT? Also - hate to break it to ya, but if your cooling fan is broken, it might cause overheating issues, so, tea wold actually cause major image issues even though the rest of the body might have been okay from the tea incident.
Sorry but I don't agree with you Phillippe. Yes there are going to be people who get gear and make shit. Great observation. But to actually believe that democratizing filmmaking by making equipment inexpensive will result in only shit is ridiculous. The fact that I can go out and spend under $10k and make a great film is amazing. Would you rather everything cost a million dollars and nobody be able to make films except for those who can afford it? If you have a pencil you CAN write a novel. It's up to you to put in the time but you can't write it if you don't have the tool. Don't confuse tools with talent, they're completely different things.
I'm not super impressed with any of this footage really. I'm sure if I got my hands on one I might be able to find a look that's more to my taste. Is it just me or are the shadows looking super crushed? I'm sure it's in the grade but still. Idk why people like to shoot the sides of buildings instead of faces for tests...