"The Astronaut Farmer" on DVD
Posted 12 October 2007 - 02:41 AM
Posted 12 October 2007 - 02:43 AM
Followed by a scene shot with no smoke but with a Smoque filter:
Posted 12 October 2007 - 04:40 AM
I look forward to renting it the dvd. Are there special features with concerning cinematography?
Did you pre-visualize and knew exactly that the film's title will be in that shot? Or was it decided in post?
Posted 12 October 2007 - 10:48 AM
We did shoot a plate though of Billy Bob Thornton's face, wearing the helmet with no glass visor -- to put behind the fish-eye shots treated to look like a reflection, but the composites were never done, probably because, like I said, it was better to delay the reveal on his face until he arrives at the house.
Posted 12 October 2007 - 11:21 AM
Posted 12 October 2007 - 12:50 PM
Posted 12 October 2007 - 01:05 PM
It looks amazing David! I find it interesting that the frames you've chosen are low key, quite dark and moody any reason for that?
I wish I could do more of that...
Posted 12 October 2007 - 01:38 PM
Posted 12 October 2007 - 08:15 PM
As far as the dvd release goes, it was just a pity that they settled for DVD-5 rather than DVD-9. Whilst it looks good on anything up to about a 42" , the compression begins to break it up when projected...do you know if there's any plans for a HD-DVD or Blu-Ray release?
Posted 12 October 2007 - 08:22 PM
Love the barrel distortion on the shot of the hearing. What lens was that?
...do you know if there's any plans for a HD-DVD or Blu-Ray release?
I think it was the 40mm Primo anamorphic. I did carry a 35mm but only used it a couple of times.
Don't know about an HD home video release.
The compression on the DVD of "Akeelah and the Bee" was some of the worst I've ever seen.
Posted 12 October 2007 - 08:51 PM
What do you have out the window in this shot?
Posted 12 October 2007 - 09:17 PM
Sorry about all the questions at once but those shoots are great and really get me thinking. Also I know those questions are rather specific and that you shoot the film a while ago so you might not remember such details but any insight you can given would be greatly appreciated even if you don?t have time to answer all of them.
Posted 12 October 2007 - 09:26 PM
The carnival stuff was pushed one-stop on Fuji Eterna 500T, rated at 640 ASA, and shot at T/2.8. I had 500w photofloods in each Chinese Lantern. In the far corners of the carnival were some telephone poles to which I had 9-light tungsten MaxiBrutes.
The hallway was shot at night; the background windows were papered over and I had a 2.5K HMI behind them. I think there was a 1200w HMI PAR with a narrow lens creating that slash of light. It was shot on 500T without the 85 filter.
Posted 12 October 2007 - 11:02 PM
Posted 13 October 2007 - 01:11 AM
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Posted 22 May 2011 - 04:04 AM
That's great! I've noticed that with a couple of the low budget films shot here in Australia, you can only buy the Blu-ray version in Europe and not in Australia...
Today I received the only Blu-Ray version of the movie -- released in Germany! But luckily it is region-free and plays fine here. Looks great, much nicer than the DVD. I got it off of Amazon.co.uk.
I loved this movie by the way. When I first watched it, it was the first movie that made me cry in a long time