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Sony errouneoulsy promoting the F65 for 'Split'?


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#1 Zsigmond James

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Posted 21 January 2017 - 02:35 AM

 According to the IMDB technical specifications ( http://www.imdb.com/...ef_=tt_dt_spec)and various marketing posts by Sony Cinealta's Twitter(https://twitter.com/...415916982009857) account which also state that Split was shot on the F65

And yet, despite all of the aforementioned, according to the DOP himself; Mike Gioulakis at a recent Q&A, he only mentioned the Arri Alexa XT and Fujinon Zooms as the camera/lens combo used to shoot the picture.

I'm wondering if this was a botched endorsement deal, or just a complete misunderstanding?


Edited by Zsigmond James, 21 January 2017 - 02:38 AM.

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Posted 21 January 2017 - 02:45 AM

I've just found some behind the scenes Video on youtube, and the only camera that I can spot, is the Alexa.

Even if they did shoot some scenes on F65, It seems rather bizarre that a production would choose to mix an F65 with Alexa....

and then only credit the F65.

 

 


Edited by Zsigmond James, 21 January 2017 - 02:50 AM.

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#3 Satsuki Murashige

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Posted 22 January 2017 - 02:40 AM

Mike G is a member of this forum, you could try sending him a personal message: http://www.cinematog...?showuser=16618

I've had the pleasure of pulling focus for Mike on one short and several commercials over a number of years, and as a great admirer of his work, I've noticed that he tends to stick to the same camera systems (usually Alexa and sometimes Red) and relies instead on optics, filtration, and lighting to create a specific mood. I've seen him use Cooke S4s, Panavised Super Baltars, Master Primes, Super Speeds, Leica Summicron-C, old Cooke zooms, and more. And all kinds of weird diffusion. I remember once we had the Cookes with LowCon, Smoque, and colored nets on the front of the lens at the same time.

Mike is also an excellent operator, especially with handheld and gimbals. So I think size and weight of the camera system has a lot to do with the choices he makes. If he says he shot on Alexa, then that makes sense to me. I believe he used Alexa for 'It Follows' as well.
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#4 Ian Takahashi SOC

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Posted 29 January 2017 - 01:42 PM

Yes, ask Mike.  Some times a camera company will promote that their camera was used for a project, even though it may not have been the main system used.  Maybe it was used by VFX, or on BG plates, or something like that as well.  #AskMikeG


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