You can see a real grainy shot when Michael is in the van at night at the beginning of the episode. They shoot on a Sony HDW-F900, right?
I always thought digital held up well in the dark, did they shoot that particular scene with maybe a consumer grade model or am I just mistaken?
In the latest episode of The Office
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Posted 26 April 2009 - 11:58 PM
I haven't seen that episode. But I've noticed in previous episodes that interior car shots -- particularly from the front corners of a car -- tend to look slightly softer than the rest of the show. I think they're sometimes using smaller cameras mounted in the cars for convenience, rather than whatever the rest of the show is shot with.
Posted 27 April 2009 - 06:35 AM
If memory serves, they seem to use lip-stick cameras mounted in the cars to give it more of that documentary look; hance why the car stuff looks substantially different than the non-car stuff. But, it's fine for them because it just feeds into that documentary/reality TV show look.