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09

Aug
2014

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In Tests

By Colton Davie

Shooting Through Pantyhose

On 09, Aug 2014 | 4 Comments | In Tests | By Colton Davie

I recently had the pleasure of working with the Alecies, Alex Le Bas and Alex Brisker, on their new short film My Friend Jenkins. We wanted to bring a classy “Hollywood” feel to the film and looked a lot at Janusz Kaminski’s work with Steven Spielberg, as well as Joe Wright’s Atonement, shot by Seamus McGarvey, ASC, BSC, as references.

One staple of Kaminski’s work is his expressive use of lens diffusion. His use of net diffusion, such as in Minority Report and others, lends a particularly unique texture to the image. McGarvey also used nets behind the lens for the scenes of Briony’s childhood in Atonement, giving a romantic softness to the images.
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Shooting Broken Lizard on Super 16mm

On 19, Mar 2014 | No Comments | In On Set | By Colton Davie

In September of last year I had the pleasure of working with director Rod Blackhurst on the one-shot short film known at the time as The Runner. There was no script, just a single page treatment with a still image of an empty desert road and a brief description of the actions that take place. The film, now known as LIFE, premiered this week as a Vimeo Staff Pick.
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31

Oct
2013

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In On Set

By Colton Davie

Shooting “The Whistler” on ALEXA

On 31, Oct 2013 | 4 Comments | In On Set | By Colton Davie

As a Halloween treat, Openlight Pictures just released The Whistler, a small but spine-tingling short film. Bryce McGuire wrote and directed, Rod Blackhurst produced, and I was the cinematographer. Bryce wanted to keep the shoot small and intimate, so the entire consisted of just the three of us, plus the two leads, Kate Cobb and Josh Schell.
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