Technicolor, formerly Lionsgate.
Articles like this make me sad when they cite "HR Giger's Alien" and then consistently headline with an image from the AVP movies. They often never even contain an image of Giger's actual alien. The Aliens in any film after the first and second (w/ the exception of the dome removal) are not the same design as the creature Giger built except for in the most general design cue sense (Large, phallic head, tubes on the back, skeleton, inner mouth).
Giger's actual alien design (which we can see only a smidge of in the second picture) is almost never actually featured in these articles! It is still the most beautiful, the most original and the most varied/unique Xenomorph out of any film in the various series and spinoffs.
V Renee: Might we update the article with an actual picture of the original Alien? I wouldn't make the post except the coverage is for a video all about this specific topic.
THIS is Giger's alien (painting): http://www.hrgiger.com/images/gigersalien.jpg
and the actual screen used suit (performed by Bolaji Badejo w/ Giger): https://monsterlegacy.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/aliengigerhug.jpg
Richard that is indeed correct! Film cameras have a (very literally) rolling shutter but it is just much less noticeable than many digital cameras (especially DSLRs which as you know are notoriously bad at this). Once you start looking for it you can see it in many older features that have whip pans. Incidentally this is also why I think cinema cameras with true global shutters look "off". They movement is so rigid that it can seem very odd at times. On fast camera motion however they look great!
I may just do that! Thank you for the offer and thank you for sharing this film with us all! I genuinely love the economy that you get away with here in the plot/dialogue/cinematography. It's so bare bones but it doesn't feel stripped down in anyway. It's so interesting to hear that the production was essentially mirroring the film in that way! I can't wait to see more!
Kassim, I love this film! Pitch perfect! I have been wanting to do something similar (going back to film and locking myself into a very short, lean production plan). My question is, where did you find the camera on your limited budget? Did you pay for it to own or borrow/rent?
Thank you and keep it up!
Ed, I love the look and I assume you did further grading after you applied the looks so I never felt it was a simple case of applying a look. Having grown up in Montana and moved to LA I perfect identify with your feelings behind this short film. Great work!
There are many of us that feel that Digital needs to be able to perfectly emulate film as a baseline and then change from there. Right now it's inability to do that as a basic function is the reason why digital feels like it falls short. If you are replacing something you should be able to perfectly replace it. I couldn't personally disagree more with your above statement.