Posted 12 May 2005 - 12:59 AM
Due to the grain being fairly prominent at times, an inherent softness to some of the wider shots, and what looked to be some selective color manipulation, I'd say it was a s35 DI blow-up shot with a fast stock--'18 maybe.
James Muro uses a lot of source lighting and presents nighttime L.A. as a mix of mercury vapor blue-green and sodium vapor orange. In some of the night scenes he takes it pretty far in terms of under exposure (i.e. interior car driving scenes), which I think works for the film. Nice use of long lenses, shallow depth of field and flares too.
Some of the day interiors inside the D.A.'s office building are shot against huge, blazing windows and there's a lot of flare and veiling that, again, works for me in the context of the film's overall style and mood.
I'm hoping there's an article somewhere that talks about some of this stuff and what Muro and Haggis were going for and how they achieved it.
On another note, before Crash there was a trailer for Akeelah and the Bee, which looked great in its anamorphic glory. The trailer is pretty fast paced, with many shots lasting only a moment and, of course, I wanted more time to take them in. As one who follows this forum pretty religiously (although I rarely post), it's great to actually see on the silver screen a glimpse of what David Mullen has so comprehensively and graciously explained to us with words. I look forward to seeing the film in its entirety.
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Posted 12 May 2005 - 02:38 AM
The film looked to me like a 2k DI shot on s16. That said, it may have been done photo chemically because it looked a lot like an optical blow up.
I really liked the look, fit the story well. Almost looked like a grittier version of Collateral.
An old friend of mine was the loader on the film, so I can try to find out what stock they shot, but I am sure it will be published soon enough.
Posted 12 May 2005 - 10:24 PM
A 'grittier Collateral' is a good description.
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Posted 11 June 2005 - 12:00 AM
I had a few problems with the story but it does make you ask yourself: Does this really go on in our society? and the obvious answer is Yes! However I think it is hard to see it magnified to such extreme.
The opening footage for the titles was great.