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Bruce Greene

Member Since 07 Feb 2005
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In Topic: First Man - Photographed by Linus Sandgren

Yesterday, 05:52 PM

Except for one background plate of the moon during liftoff that was digital, pretty sure nearly all of the moon stuff is Film IMAX, not digital acquisition. (and I talked to the DP, an operator, the vfx supe, prod des and guy who shot the miniatures, so that's not just idle speculation.)

 

All the talk on blu-ray.com about the heavy shakicam throughout has made me reconsider seeing it in the theater, so I am kinda bummed right now (don't think I've seen a live-action movie in the theater since GRAVITY x3, except for a horrible press screening of BEGUILED on a dig projector that made the thing look abominable.)

Well, I guess that IMAX film, scanned and projected digitally looks a lot like an Arri Alexa :)


In Topic: First Man - Photographed by Linus Sandgren

Yesterday, 12:09 PM

I was not overwhelmed by this film, but, I did find it interesting that the movie seems to be shot on film, except for the moon scenes which have the clarity of digital, and I think this was a good choice.

 

The "cinema verite" style of the bulk of the movie went to far for me and I found it a distraction often.  This may be because this film is really a series of vignettes, rather than a story.  I left the theater feeling that I knew little more about Armstrong at the end than I did at the beginning.  No amount of photographic style was going to save this weak script in any event...

 

But I did like the rocket rides and the views in the space capsules.  That was really fun and one could really imagine the terrifying experience that it must have been.  A normal man would never have taken this astronaut job.  I just wish I'd learned something more about these men than that they can perform under enormous stress that others can not.  In the end, Armstrong is still a mystery.


In Topic: ENG Lens possibility with an Alexa?

21 October 2018 - 10:16 AM

Won't an Arri Alexa Mini, using center crop, be less than HD resolution?  Cropping is throwing away a lot of pixels.  I'd go with the full frame two stop loss adapter if I had a choice.


In Topic: x-rays in shipping

20 October 2018 - 01:27 PM

 

Must have been more than X-ray no..?  shipped hundreds of thousands of feet as an assistant .. from all points around the globe .. as did/do the manufacturers presumably ..never once any problems.. and often through multiple machines/ countries .. the only problems we ever had was asking people with guns not to X-ray our film..   :)

I didn't say it happened often :)  But, I do remember one expensive film where all the 2nd unit footage from location all had to be re-shot due to x-ray damage. It's possible they put the film in checked bags or shipped it by airline freight.  I will also note, that on another project, all the processed camera originals were shipped back to LA for negative cutting and printing.  The producer found an "economical" shipper. And of the 300,000 feet of negative, only 3 400' rolls went missing.  The reshoot cost $5 million... True story.


In Topic: x-rays in shipping

19 October 2018 - 11:21 AM

x-rays used in shipping or checked baggage can be much higher dosage than the hand luggage/carry on x-rays.  I've seen severe damage on film that has been x-ray'ed just once in shipping.

 

If you're buying film from overseas, than the only reasonable thing to do is cut off a slice of each roll and process it to check for damage before committing it to a project.


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