With “Spider-Man: Homecoming” being the second reboot of one of the most popular superhero stories of all times, expectations for the movie were certainly high. Director Jon Watts managed to meet these expectations by giving the film a unique touch of its own – making it a colorful, fresh and delightful story about Peter Parker’s attempts to balance high-school life with his new superhero job.
Brand commercial production is a chapter of its own in the film industry, with often only very few shooting days and incredibly tight deadlines. One of the people who know this best is Denis Spycher. The Zurich-based DIT and owner of dithouse.com has been filming commercials for domestic and international clients for more than eight years. We recently sat down with Denis to talk about his most recent commercial project for telecommunications company Swisscom, in which he used Silverstack Lab for handling data and dailies.
“Chance” is an american television series featuring “Dr. House” star Hugh Laurie. Digital imaging technician Jordan Livingston was booked for the first two episodes of the show. His task was to establish the media asset management workflow on-set and together with the directors of photography create a unique look for the series. We talked with Jordan about his role and what his workflow for media and color looked like.
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.