Yeah, 10 hours is a huge amount but when shooting doc, not promo or commercial, you kinda need to keep that camera rolling. In reality, the original plan had been to spend a couple of evenings picking out the key moments of a guitar being made, filming a whole bunch of different guitars and then cut it together to make it look like one guitar.
In reality, once we had spent a few evenings filming we became aware of how special and unique this actual guitar was going to be, with the fanned frets and amazing inlay so we decided to continue to film the building of the one guitar - which I think gave the film much more integrity.
I was also surprised that, even with the experienced Luthier, it isn't always an exact science or time frame so we just kinda let that camera roll!
So 6 evenings, filming up to 100fps... you can see where we ended up with 10 hours! But that's the cool thing about digital, ya just bin the stuff you don't need!
Thanks for all your thoughts, appreciate all your comments!
John (DP on this shoot...)
Miklos? It wasn't shot on 5d. And I don't remember doing any drone shots! Haha...
Cheers Jeff, it was shot 6k WS raw on the Red Dragon. Glass was c-ne Primes with occasional use of macro focal reducers and Schnider Hollywood Blackmagic Promist .
Lighting was a combination of redheads, dedos, Felloni light panels and practicals.
Hope that helps!
I'm surprised by just how nice those sample photos are. I've just come off the back of shooting a feature and all my behind the scenes photos taken on an iPhone kinda suck. But with that little fella in my pocket I could take some lovely location photos and what looks like a pretty good quality. I defo wouldn't have wanted my DSLR in my pocket while on set.
Does anyone know if there is an Android version of this for a Sony Xperia?
Any idea if UK cinemas will get a 70mm release? I still think it will be awesome to see this even if we only get to see it in Digital screens.
But 70mm will have an impact on the 'feel'!
Wait, the batteries last all day... Will that work with my Red?!? Haha!
I like the idea of all these things being in one package for dslr work but I don't understand why they wouldn't have made it a little more ergonomic. Maybe it's just version one...