The Hollywood blockbuster “Deadpool” was the surprise hit in theatres in 2016. What might have been just another superhero movie, turned out to be a witty and refreshingly ironic movie. As a stylish superhero movie, “Deadpool” comes in a distinct look, that required a smooth workflow for media and color. Mitch Bax, who worked as digital imaging technician on the Main Unit, revealed to us his way of handling data and color on set, using his notebook and both Silverstack and LiveGrade.
We have recently been asked in support which storage on set solution we would recommend. This is a tricky question to answer remotely with only little knowledge of the production environment.
It made me think if we can somehow objectify this question and break it down to define general criteria for storage on set. Read my thoughts on this which finally end up with six criteria for storage on set you can use to make your very own choice.
The production of the feature film “Divergent” set tough requirements for DIT Nate Kalushner. The movie has a distinctive look that was required to be applied already on preview monitors throughout the entire shoot, even on production locations that only allowed the use of very lightweight and mobile monitor setups. Nate shares his experience about the production workflow, and explains how Pomfort LiveGrade helped him create a flexible setup that could adapt well to challenges during production.
During our conversations with customers, we found that the role of the DIT can have a very supportive character on the film set – not only for the DP, but also for staff from other departments. In this article I want to show you five examples of typical situations on a film set where the DIT can answer questions or solve problems with almost no effort – with the support of the right DIT software such as Silverstack.
In this video by Teradek, Director of Photography Paul Cameron talks about developing the look for the HBO TV series “Westworld” and explains how managing looks, a seamless workflows, and a quick setup are crucial for a DP’s work.