Being the most succesful movie of the X-Men franchise and the second-biggest R-rated movie in the US so far, 2016’s “Deadpool” isn’t an insider tip anymore. The superhero flick convinces with sass, wit and stylish action scenes. In Part 1 of our “Deadpool” Production Feature we talked with Mitch Bax about his work as a DIT on the main unit of “Deadpool”. Today we’ll take a closer look at how digital imaging technician Chris Bolton handled data and color on the second unit and how both units managed to visually match their looks right on set.
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.
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.
Only one third of 2016’s biopic Steve Jobs were shot digitally. Nonetheless this accounted for almost 100 TB of ARRIRAW material which needed to be ingested and organized. Jordan Livingston, who worked as DIT on Steve Jobs, talked with us about production, teamwork and how he managed this huge quantity of data with multiple instances of Silverstack XT and LiveGrade Pro.