Cinematographer.com Reports on Episode 2 Work

by malducin

Cinematographer.com has a new featured article about the HD digital cameras used in the filming of Star Wars Episode 2. It consists of an interview with Producer Rick McCallum, post-production supervisor/TD Mike Blanchard, and ILM principal engineer Fred Meyers.

Rick McCallum mainly discusses the implications to film making, like the ability to not only save money from not using stock and developing and transfer fees but also in terms of a more efficient and streamlined production pipeline. Editing can take place a lot sooner as well as the film grading. Fred Meyers and Mike Blanchard discuss the more technical aspects of the digital filming, including tape format issues and the implication to FX work. We also get confirmation of the higher shot count (2200). Definitely an article worth checking out.

Report from the Ranch: 'Star Wars Episode II'