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#1 Bob Hayes

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Posted 29 May 2005 - 06:58 AM

Saw ?House of Wax? yesterday and it looked like it was shot of HD. I know there is a AC article on in but I?m in Thailand and not getting my subscriptions. How was it shot? Maybe I was looking at an HD projection.

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#2 Brad Grimmett

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Posted 29 May 2005 - 08:44 AM

I believe the camera package came out of Otto Nemenz, so I believe it was HD. I saw some pictures of some of the smoldering gear that came out of the burned down stage that was sent back to Otto. Can you believe they burned down a whole stage on the last day?
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Posted 29 May 2005 - 09:36 AM

That makes for an easy wrap. LOL
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#4 Mike Panczenko

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Posted 29 May 2005 - 10:16 AM

In AC they said that they shot a lot on 5218. Maybe a bad DI?
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Posted 29 May 2005 - 10:48 AM

Panaflex millenium, primo lenses, on 5218. I saw Minority Report in Thailand, (actually it was Java, but quite close enough for comparison) and the theatre and projection were amazingly beautiful there.
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Posted 29 May 2005 - 06:23 PM

im pretty sure the cam package came from panavision gold coast australia, since it was shot there in the warner studios, i was on set one day, and the production design looked really great.
the stage actually did not burn down on the last day, but a week or two before the wrap, so they had to build another set and shoot more scenes.

Edited by Dmuench, 29 May 2005 - 06:25 PM.

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#7 Brad Grimmett

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Posted 30 May 2005 - 03:18 AM

My information is obviously WAY different than what you guys have heard. I'm not sure who's correct. I heard from a reliable source that the camera package came from Otto, and I heard from someone who was there that the stage burned on the last day of principal photography. I do know that they rebuilt the sets and did pickups later.
I certainly could be wrong, but I trust the people who told me this stuff.
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Posted 30 May 2005 - 03:22 AM

im not sure about the camera.
im pretty sure about the set cause i live 10 min away from it, i know for sure that they had to rebuild some set parts (i think the living room of some villa) and had to reshoot some scenes.
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Posted 30 May 2005 - 11:09 AM

The AC article says Panavision cameras, Primo lenses, and Kodak 5218 stock. There is a photo of one of the cameras that appears to be a Panaflex, but it is covered in plastic.
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Posted 30 May 2005 - 05:15 PM

there is a panavision rental house right on the studio premises, so it would be just logical that they got the gear from there :)
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#11 Brad Grimmett

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Posted 30 May 2005 - 06:06 PM

The AC article says Panavision cameras, Primo lenses, and Kodak 5218 stock. There is a photo of one of the cameras that appears to be a Panaflex, but it is covered in plastic.

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Hmm, interesting. I forgot to look at that in AC. Maybe they just sent the steadicam stuff back to Otto for some reason (that's the stuff I've seen pictures of).
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#12 Brad Grimmett

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Posted 30 May 2005 - 06:10 PM

there is a panavision rental house right on the studio premises, so it would be just logical that they got the gear from there :)

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True. But logic often has nothing to do with filmmaking. I've shot with Arri gear many times on the Universal lot in Orlando.....about 200 feet from the Panavision shop.
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