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#1 Edward Goldner

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Posted 21 December 2008 - 07:13 AM

Hello all...

Just wondering if anyone knows what Camera(s) and Lenses were used to shoot "Six Feet Under".

Cheers,
Ed
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#2 Brad Grimmett

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Posted 21 December 2008 - 04:20 PM

It was a Panavision show (if I'm remembering correctly) and they probably used Primo's.
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Posted 23 December 2008 - 09:58 AM

From what they mention on the DVD set, the first 3 seasons are shot on film and it switched over to HD I think in the 4th and 5th. I don't know the brand of lenses but they stated an aesthetic preference toward wider primes.
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#4 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 23 December 2008 - 11:10 AM

From what they mention on the DVD set, the first 3 seasons are shot on film and it switched over to HD I think in the 4th and 5th. I don't know the brand of lenses but they stated an aesthetic preference toward wider primes.


They may have switched over to posting in HD in later seasons, as did "The Sopranos", which may have also caused a switch in aspect ratio (early Sopranos were posted in 4x3 I believe and had to be redone later for 16x9 HD.) But the show itself was always shot on film I believe.
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Posted 23 December 2008 - 11:14 AM

Hello all...

Just wondering if anyone knows what Camera(s) and Lenses were used to shoot "Six Feet Under".

Cheers,
Ed


I read an article in a still photo magazine in an office about this show, and they did the cast photo on 8x10" sheet film. The show's look is inspired by the same large-format photographer, so I'd be very surprised if they switched to HD.

Sadly, I've never seen an episode, as I don't have HBO.
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#6 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 23 December 2008 - 11:23 AM

I read an article in a still photo magazine in an office about this show, and they did the cast photo on 8x10" sheet film. The show's look is inspired by the same large-format photographer, so I'd be very surprised if they switched to HD.

Sadly, I've never seen an episode, as I don't have HBO.


Gregory Crewdson was the photographer.
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#7 Edward Goldner

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Posted 24 December 2008 - 12:26 AM

Thank you very much for all your replies!

Merry Christmas,
Ed Goldner
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#8 K Borowski

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Posted 24 December 2008 - 12:35 AM

Gregory Crewdson was the photographer.


Thanks David. You are a veritable encyclopedia of film knowledge!



Edward, glad we could be of assistance. Merry X-mas.

Edited by Karl Borowski, 24 December 2008 - 12:36 AM.

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