Creating Dreams for Arcade Fire’s “Afterlife”

Scenes from “Afterlife.” (Photo by Emily Kai Block.)

Cinematographer Evan Prosofsky and director Emily Kai Bock talked at length about dreams while in prep for Arcade Fire’s wildly popular music video “Afterlife.”

“We kind of resented the thought that dreams have to be sepia-toned and Gaussian-blurred,” says Prosofsky.

Hidden Universe Brings Deep Space Closer in IMAX® 3D

Malcolm Ludgate, Director of Photography for Hidden Universe, filming a motion sequence in Chile’s Atacama Desert. Credit: Lisa Germany

Malcolm Ludgate, ACS has the resume of a modern day adventurer. His far-flung treks have literally taken him to the edges of the Earth. IMAX® fans have seen his work in epic nature projects like Antarctica, and Australia: Land Beyond Time. Shark lovers have likely viewed the predators through the DP’s eye in TV documentaries like The Fox and the Shark and Shark Tribe. This cameraman has also taken his lens into some of Australia’s most unusual and dangerous places.

Ludgate loves the challenges that come with shooting in some of the world’s most extreme places. So, it’s easy to see why he was chosen for Hidden Universe 3D.

Bazelli Conceives a Unique Look for The Lone Ranger

Published on website: July 08, 2013
Categories: 65mm , Summer Blockbusters , The StoryBoard Blog
Still of Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer in The Lone Ranger. Photo by Peter Mountain – © 2013 - Disney Enterprises, Inc. and Jerry Bruckheimer Inc. All Rights Reserved.

The Lone Ranger debuted on the radio in 1933. Soon afterwards, Republic Pictures brought the character to the big screen in serial form. Some 63 after his television debut, the Masked Man still lives in reruns.

Now, Bojan Bazelli, ASC and Gore Verbinski have brought The Lone Ranger back to theaters. The feature film promises to echo the mix of top-flight, large scale action and fun, irreverent dialog that Verbinski perfected in the Pirates of the Caribbean films. In the new film, The Lone Ranger, played by Armie Hammer, often plays the straight man, while Johnny Depp’s Tonto delivers the memorable quips.

Star Trek Into Darkness Framed in IMAX; Much-Anticipated Sequel Beams Up Summer Box-Office

Published on website: May 17, 2013
Categories: 35mm , 65mm , Feature Films , Summer Blockbusters , The StoryBoard Blog
Zachary Quinto is Spock in STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS, from Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions. (Photo: ILM, courtesy of Paramount Pictures)

Dan Mindel, ASC, BSC is known for his preference for 35mm anamorphic cinematography. In fact, he knows the serial numbers of his favorite Panavision anamorphic lenses by heart, and knows exactly how each lens will affect a given photographic subject.

“When I look through an anamorphic lens, it just feels very natural and human to me because the field of view is so wide,” he says. “The glass in these lenses that we’ve been using for the last 30 or 40 years was cut by hand, so there are imperfections. The light does unimaginable things when it hits those aberrations. An unquantifiable magic happens, and I love that. It’s one of the tools we use to sell the illusion.”

Hunger Games: Catching Fire on Kodak 35mm and 65mm Film

Published on website: April 15, 2013
Categories: 35mm , 65mm , Feature Films , Matt Stoffel , The StoryBoard Blog

It’s here! The highly anticipated teaser trailer to the second installment of The Hunger Games. Catching Fire hits theaters on November 22nd.

Director Francis Lawrence (center) with Liam Hemsworth (left) and Jennifer Lawrence (right) on the set of THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE. Photo credit: Murray Close

Shot on Kodak 35mm and 65mm by Jo Willems, BSC and directed by Francis Lawrence, Katniss and Peeta are in the arena again, this time against the backdrop of rebellion and the Quarter Quell.