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#1 Tomas Koolhaas

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Posted 13 December 2005 - 09:49 PM

Hi,
I tried google but couldn't find out what format, camera, lense combination they shot Syriana on,
Looks like HD possibly (only having seen the trailer).
Any info. is much appreciated.
Cheers.
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#2 Jeremy

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Posted 14 December 2005 - 12:07 AM

I don't think Syriana looked like HD at all. Especially, when you see it in the theater, the grain is definitely present during a brief underexposed night scene. A quick Google search says it was shot on Super 35mm.

One film that I saw recently on DVD that almost looked like HD (at least on the small screen) was Closer. It looks almost too sharp with too much depth of field for me. I know they were going for a particular look, but it distracted me from the story. In spite of that, I thought it was a great film. (Syriana too!)
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#3 Chance Shirley

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Posted 14 December 2005 - 12:10 AM

Hi,
I tried google but couldn't find out what format, camera, lense combination they shot Syriana on,
Looks like HD possibly (only having seen the trailer).
Any info. is much appreciated.
Cheers.


I seem to recall seeing the "Kodak" and "Fuji" logos during the end credits. As for the format, looked like Super 35 to me, and I'd guess the cameras were Panavision.

No mention of the film on the ASC web site, so I don't know if we'll see any interviews with the DP.

I liked the look of the movie -- naturalistic and a bit on the "gritty" side.

Someone else on the boards with a better eye than me can probably provide more details...
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#4 Tomas Koolhaas

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Posted 14 December 2005 - 12:49 AM

Hi,
Thanks! wow, I only saw the trailer but would have guessed at least two of shots were HD.
Cheers.
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#5 Thomas Loizeaux

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Posted 29 December 2005 - 10:12 AM

I was a camera operator on "Syriana" and can tell you it was Kodak Vision 35mm. All camera gear was Panavision.

Tom
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#6 Jeremy

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Posted 29 December 2005 - 10:59 AM

Thanks for the info Thomas! Which Kodak stocks did you use? Was it all Vision and no Vision2? And great work on a great movie!
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