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#1 Keneu Luca

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Posted 30 July 2006 - 12:25 AM

At what point do you say to yourself, "Okay, I think I've fully explored the whole cops 'n robbers thing." The Insider remains my favorite of Mann's directed work. I must say, I find his fascination with crime and weapons and all things illegally cool to be somewhat immature and tiresome. I would really love it if he would bring his aggressive approach to lesser aggressive material.

Also, do he and Spinotti no longer see eye to eye?
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#2 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 30 July 2006 - 12:50 AM

Also, do he and Spinotti no longer see eye to eye?


I'm not sure anyone sees "eye to eye" with Michael Mann.
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#3 Bill DiPietra

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Posted 30 July 2006 - 01:15 AM

Also, do he and Spinotti no longer see eye to eye?


I too was wondering if they'd had a falling out. I miss that team.
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#4 Brad Grimmett

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Posted 31 July 2006 - 04:00 AM

I'm not sure anyone sees "eye to eye" with Michael Mann.

Why? Is he exceptionally tall? ;)
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#5 Arni Heimir

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Posted 31 July 2006 - 05:11 AM

What about De Palma and Burum? Did they have a fall out?
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Posted 31 July 2006 - 11:19 AM

I think certain directors simply have a passion for certain themes. With the kind of money MIAMI VICE is making, I wouldn't look for Michael Mann to abandon "the whole cops 'n robbers thing" anytime soon. I love the look of that movie. In the right hands, that Viper camera is capable of producing stunning results.

David Fincher is shooting his latest movie, ZODIAC, with the Viper system. I can't wait to see it.
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#7 Arni Heimir

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Posted 31 July 2006 - 11:45 AM

The viper is capable of great images. But what about the f950?
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#8 Scott Bullock

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Posted 31 July 2006 - 03:58 PM

Arnih, I'm not familiar with that camera at all. But, personally speaking, I believe great images can be obtained with just about any camera when placed in the right hands.
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#9 Max Jacoby

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Posted 06 August 2006 - 09:44 AM

With the kind of money MIAMI VICE is making, I wouldn't look for Michael Mann to abandon "the whole cops 'n robbers thing" anytime soon.

It's not doing too well at the box office actually.
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#10 Arni Heimir

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Posted 06 August 2006 - 10:14 AM

Arnih, I'm not familiar with that camera at all. But, personally speaking, I believe great images can be obtained with just about any camera when placed in the right hands.


The HDC-F950. I believe Star Wars 3 shot with it.
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#11 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 06 August 2006 - 11:02 AM

The Viper and F950 are both 4:4:4 HD cameras -- the major difference is that the Viper in Film Stream mode sends out a 10-bit Log signal -- sort of an emulation of a Cineon Log scan of film basically -- whereas the F950 sends out a 10-bit Linear signal (which of course can use Gamma curves to also emulate a Log look.)

But since Mann was not using the Viper in Film Stream mode, but HD Stream, the difference between the Viper and F950 image would be minimal except in terms of resolution, since the Viper has a unique CCD design which allows you to capture a 2.35 image onto the 16x9 CCD without cropping, whereas the F950 and F900 footage in the movie had to be cropped to 2.35.
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#12 Arni Heimir

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Posted 07 August 2006 - 06:02 PM

Viper has a unique CCD design which allows you to capture a 2.35 image onto the 16x9 CCD without cropping


Is one able to to use 1080p 2.40:1 in HD mode? I thought it was only in filmstream mode.
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