INT. SPACE SHIP
Posted 01 October 2008 - 12:11 AM
I may be shooting a short film that takes place in the interior of an industrial space ship. I am gathering up films to watch as reference and inspiration and wanted to see if anyone had any suggestions on films to take a look at for creative cinematography in tight corridors and spaceships.
So far I've got "Alien", "Solaris", "2001", and "Sunshine".
I was also thinking about using some submarine films as reference as well, such as "Das Boot"
Posted 01 October 2008 - 12:33 AM
Posted 01 October 2008 - 01:39 AM
Posted 01 October 2008 - 04:14 AM
Don't know if you guys have the budget to do those parabolic arcs to simulate weightlessness though
Actually I was reading the AC Magazine article about the movie, and alot of the footage in the spacecraft was shot with the actor and camera on seperate jibs that were floated up and down to simulate weightlessness for MCUs. They also often just had the actor 'sway' which worked well for closeups.
Posted 01 October 2008 - 05:16 AM
i got to agrea with Keith about "Firefly". Great show, great look and a super disapointment when the canned it after just 14 eps.
Edited by Brendan Fish, 01 October 2008 - 05:20 AM.
Posted 02 October 2008 - 05:31 PM
Probably the best place to see the insides of a real space ship would be in an Imax cinema, which often shows their numerous 3D space movies, inside the space shuttles or the international space station.
Its probably worth going to see a museum with space artifacts to give you an idea of materials and scale. I'm lucky in that respect, i'm just down the road from the London Science Museum which has a number of real life artifacts including one of the original Apollo capsules.
Posted 03 October 2008 - 12:41 PM
Posted 03 October 2008 - 01:54 PM
General rule of thumb is handheld wide angles for vague but otherwise convincing zero G. Just don't shoot wide open on long lenses racking on fairy lights for stars outside the window (see SPACE TRUCKERS, though the effect was probably intentional in that movie). Single source hard light with no fill ALWAYS sells a spaceship cockpit. Deep blue gels for "reflective" kickers too, or go for the sourcey practical approach with display screens and what not.