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#1 Darrell Ayer

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Posted 12 September 2011 - 03:59 PM

Has anyone seen "Drive" yet. I'm not famaliar with any of Nicolas Winding Refn's other films, i have to say this was amazing. The lighting and lens choices from Newton Thomas Sigel where fantastic. I don't think there was a frame of that movie that wasn't extremely well thought out.
If you haven't seen it, please do.
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#2 KH Martin

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Posted 13 September 2011 - 12:06 AM

Has anyone seen "Drive" yet. I'm not famaliar with any of Nicolas Winding Refn's other films, i have to say this was amazing. The lighting and lens choices from Newton Thomas Sigel where fantastic. I don't think there was a frame of that movie that wasn't extremely well thought out.
If you haven't seen it, please do.


An interview I did with the cinematographer just went up online at the HD VIDEO PRO website.

http://www.hdvideopr...nd-his-car.html

Am very much looking forward to seeing the film.
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#3 KH Martin

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Posted 13 September 2011 - 12:06 AM

double post

Edited by KH Martin, 13 September 2011 - 12:09 AM.

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Posted 18 September 2011 - 07:36 PM

An interview I did with the cinematographer just went up online at the HD VIDEO PRO website.

http://www.hdvideopr...nd-his-car.html

Am very much looking forward to seeing the film.


Thanks for the article, I saw didn't know it was even shot digital until now.
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#5 KH Martin

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Posted 18 September 2011 - 07:56 PM

Alexa doesn't look like film to me (night stuff just doesn't pop), but I guess it is close enough for most folks. Deakins seems to be an instant convert after the Andrew Niccol film, enough to make the Bond people go Alexa for the next one, and I just did a piece on the Scorsese picture, which is Alexa and 3D, so it is catching on bigtime.
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Posted 18 September 2011 - 07:56 PM

double post

Edited by KH Martin, 18 September 2011 - 07:56 PM.

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#7 Paulo Eduardo Uchoa

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Posted 18 September 2011 - 10:35 PM

The movie was stunning.
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#8 Stuart Brereton

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 09:06 PM

An interview I did with the cinematographer just went up online at the HD VIDEO PRO website.

http://www.hdvideopr...nd-his-car.html

Am very much looking forward to seeing the film.


Interesting article. Thanks for posting. Does anyone have any idea what Sigel meant by 'the Kodak system?

“ALEXA can capture in a variety of ways, using internal drives, SR tape or the Kodak system, though availability and cost ruled out the latter,”
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#9 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 09:08 PM

Interesting article. Thanks for posting. Does anyone have any idea what Sigel meant by 'the Kodak system?

“ALEXA can capture in a variety of ways, using internal drives, SR tape or the Kodak system, though availability and cost ruled out the latter,”


He probably said "Codex" and the journalist thought he said "Kodak".
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#10 KH Martin

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 10:36 PM

He probably said "Codex" and the journalist thought he said "Kodak".


Now you've got ME stumped. I just went back to the transcript and he definitely said Codex. Don't know when it became Kodak, unless spellcheck didn't ID the word Codex and suggested Kodak as replacement ... but that still means I screwed up.
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#11 Adam Frisch FSF

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 02:14 AM

Great film. Instant classic.

And if I may say so, Newton Thomas Sigel ASC's best work ever. Color palette, the obscured, hard cut lights, the stellar driving lighting, the beautiful motivated night stuff etc - great stuff. And a great showpiece for Alexa.
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#12 Jonathan Bowerbank

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Posted 29 September 2011 - 04:41 PM

Beautiful film, enjoyed every bit of it.

Anyone know which filters Sigel used? For wide-angle shots where he was shooting up into lights, you could see artifacts of what seemed like Pro Mists. Don't know if I liked it or not...but it did work with the style & look of the piece for sure.
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#13 Jonathan Bowerbank

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Posted 29 September 2011 - 04:47 PM

Ahh, should read the article first: "Sigel avoided filtration, employing only very light Soft/FX for a few select shots."
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Posted 30 September 2011 - 12:01 AM

Ahh, should read the article first: "Sigel avoided filtration, employing only very light Soft/FX for a few select shots."


American Cinematographer just put out what looks like a more comprehensive article on the film. I tried getting the 'digital preview' off their webpage but it cut out or expired before I could read more than a page or two.
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#15 Vincent Sweeney

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 02:15 AM

Just saw it on a perfect 4K screen. Great film. I couldn't help but notice an odd softness to the whole movie though. There were also very slight gamma shifts in several scenes. The weirdest thing was when there were very small points of light in someone's eye, there would often be a color shifting thing going on. Was this (color and softness issues) related to the limits of a 1080 camera on a big 4k screen?

I also missed the better skin color that film would have caught, I hate to say.
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#16 Mei Lewis

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 04:09 PM

Loved this film, the soundtrack was superb.
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Posted 09 May 2012 - 12:49 AM

e rare films where everything seemed to gel together very well.
I also loved the soundtrack.
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#18 Brian Hulnick

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 02:22 AM

Great soundtrack.
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