Working as DIT on 2nd Unit can be different from main unit in many aspects. One key task is to maintain consistency with the work of the main unit – often without anyone from main unit being present on set. DITs Mitch Bax and Ryan McGregor worked on the 2nd Unit of Deadpool 2. In a recent interview they share their experiences and offer some advise for joining a production on 2nd Unit.
DIT carts come in various forms and sizes. What they all have in common is that they are designed to support their owners best in their daily tasks. The cart of DIT Adam Braverman is a compact and powerful cart that fits just about anywhere on set.
A good backup software for filmmakers naturally should simplify the backup procedure (e.g. by creating multiple copies in one run), but it should also let you be fully confident that your copies are complete and verified. In this article we will outline some of the criteria that a good backup software should fulfill, and describe how they are implemented in our on-set data management application Silverstack.
Deadpool 2 is the sequel to the most popular R-rated movie in history. Despite being produced by an entirley different team, on-set color again played a big role in its production. Main Unit DIT Simon Jori was responsible for on-set color and look management on Deadpool 2. In a recent interview with us he talks about the power of on-set color, the importance of testing looks beforehand, and explains why he likes to run more LUT boxes than cameras.
In order to work with the live camera metadata at your DIT cart, the first step is to make it available in the on-set software. To make sure you know all about the options, the following article will give you an overview of the currently possible setups and hardware configurations for capturing camera metadata with LiveGrade Pro.
Copying and verifying source material is one of the most essential tasks of data wranglers and DITs alike. Silverstack provides various ways and many levels of detail to control and complete copy and verification tasks: It helps entry level users by reducing complexity, as well as advanced users by giving them more options.
With today’s digital film cameras, a lot of data is produced and recorded on set. Most of the time the actual image and sound data is accompanied by various kinds of metadata. Some of this metadata is broadly available, such as the running time code overlaid in video monitors. Other metadata is not presented so prominently – especially when the benefits of carrying this information further on are less obvious on set.
Almost every professional and semi-professional camera these days offers the recording and / or live output of the image in a “log” mode. In this article we outline, why this output mode can be very useful and what you can do with it.
Are you new to Silverstack Lab and curious to learn more about getting started with the software? The following article will give you a comprehensive overview of video tutorials that outline everything that’s helpful to know when starting to work with Silverstack Lab.
If you are new to data wrangling for film productions, or if you are looking for some tips on the involved activities, you are at the right place. In this article we want to point out the most important aspects of the responsibility for ensuring safe handling of all the produced camera data. Here are our 7 tips for data wrangling.