Interview with Martin Ruhe
Posted 13 October 2010 - 01:23 PM
Here is a link to a short interview I did with Martin Ruhe,
Enjoy the read.
Posted 14 October 2010 - 05:31 AM
It's nice to see a German involved in good looking cinema. They had to shoot a Michael Caine-Movie on a F35 (who much does a working set cost? 3000€/day?) for budget-resons? Congrats to "the American" - interesting film, very classy look and style and yes, it is clearly technical superior to "the social network" - why does Fincher compromise his work for no reason?
Posted 14 October 2010 - 11:08 PM
That's just my view on things.
Posted 15 October 2010 - 02:20 AM
P.S. Isn't it ironic that people like Mr. Fincher or Mann use cheap digital aquisition while they would get paid even 65mm and people like Mr. Ruhe have to work with digital cameras because a producer tells them film is too expensive? How did this happen? Does it have to happen?
Posted 15 October 2010 - 12:25 PM
Posted 15 October 2010 - 01:35 PM
I was SERIOUSLY searching for an interview with him today. Loved his work on "The American". Thanks for posting, man.
You're welcome Ziryab.
Regarding Fincher and Mann using Digital even though they could afford film, perhaps it is somewhat of an 'innovator's complex'. Some people want to be the first to try the new things out.
I know everyone's talking about the new Reds and their 4k resolution. Have these people ever watched a 70mm print? What resolution is that?
(No offense to the digital-friendly members here)
Posted 18 October 2010 - 04:32 PM
And you're absolutely right Gautam. I don't think you can point out image resolution as being an advantage of digital rawdata systems. MTF measurements still proves modern film stocks to hold far better sharpness and details. Anyone seen Ron Fricke's Baraka on Todd-AO 70mm prints? I tell you, it's quality imagery at it's finest.
Posted 19 October 2010 - 03:08 AM
Didn't they even shot Danish features in VHS-C and called it "Dogma 95"? I'll think Mr. Fincher is a better benchmark for quality in digital aquisition... :-)
I just saw "Inception" on 70mm IMAX and was really surprised who well the 35mm-parts held up (better than on Dark Knight). It looked more detailed and brilliant than the restorated 70mm-version of "Lawrence from Arabia" I saw on Berlinale - that's how far 35mm (lenses, film stock, >4k DI) has evolved - it's lightyears ahead of Genesis, RED, D21 or Alexa! I think we seem to forget what 35mm is capable of when constantly watching Blu-Rays (with questionable film-transfer) and bad 35mm/2k-projection.
Edited by georg lamshöft, 19 October 2010 - 03:12 AM.