Beating Peter Jackson and The Hobbit to the punch, the next Spider-Man movie is currently being shot in 3D with RED Epic Cameras. Jon Schwartzman, the cinematographer, said that it was the first time the RED Epic was used on a major motion picture. He continues:
I can say for certainty the camera does exist and boy is it ready for primetime, as a matter of fact it’s a true game changer. We shot in 3D with 4 Epics mounted on 2 3ality TS-5 rigs today, we did 22 set ups, including running high speed and the images look stunning!
For the first time in digital cinematography, small size doesn’t come with a resolution penalty, as a matter of fact there isn’t a higher resolution camera available other than IMAX, and this one weighs 5lbs with an ultra prime on it, suddenly 3D isn’t a 100lb beast!
Schwartzman says the cameras are very sensitive but the images were “stunning” and produced “rich beautiful colour”. It’s the future! Maybe filming with RED Epics makes the way-too-early, money-hungry reboot of the Spider-Man franchise worth doing after all. [REDUSER]
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