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#1 Younes Boudiaf

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 07:54 AM

Hi for all,

 

Yesterday I watched Road to Perdition for learning purposes, and even it is not the first time for me to watch it, I was really impressed by every frame I watched, and enjoyed every minute of music composed.

 

Conrad Hall a legendary Cinematographer who really nailed some movies including this one, in which I have some question for you professional guys,

 

1. there is a very nice montage " Road to Chicago"  (You tube Link bellow) and I which if you guys can explain to me how he did this car scene (start at 26th second) ?  is there any green screen and cut to a real shot ? it looks really realistic.

 

2. when we really need to use a vertigo shot ? is it just aesthetically pleasing or it has a certain meaning ? what is this meaning in this shot ( 1st attached image).

 

3. the third attached image is for you to enjoy some art.

 

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#2 Younes Boudiaf

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 08:00 AM

the vertigo shot,

 


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#3 John Holland

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 01:53 PM

Or the "Jaws! shot or lots of other copies of "Vertigo".


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#4 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 09:04 PM

So, exactly how big a light is that on that last still?

On modern electronic cameras it'd be reasonably straightforward, but on 35 I wouldn't know.where to begin.
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#5 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 10:01 PM

I think it was a 20K.


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#6 Younes Boudiaf

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Posted 12 August 2014 - 07:33 AM

I think it was a 20K.

 

and how did they shot the car scene please MR. Mullen ?


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#7 Mark Kenfield

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Posted 12 August 2014 - 09:00 AM

I'm pretty sure I remember reading about the car scenes in the film being shot in-studio, some quite simply.

 

I imagine that scene was shot against blue screen with the background plates and window reflections done in post with the final reveal of Chicago(?) most-likely a composite.


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#8 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 12 August 2014 - 10:53 AM

https://www.theasc.c...n/sidebar2.html


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#9 Younes Boudiaf

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Posted 12 August 2014 - 12:18 PM

 

Many thanks sir, that answers perfectly my question ! and the guys were genius shooting it with a crane !


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