Dawn Treader On-Set Color Correction
Any Videophile NarniaWebbers out there? Resource411 has posted an interview with Simon Cuff, the president of Digital Vision. The company supplied the technology that enabled the filmmakers to use on-set color correction for The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. Here it is in a nutshell (in English): As reported last July, this will be the first Narnia film to be shot with digital cameras instead of traditional 35mm cameras. Although there is controversy about the quality, there is no denying the fact that digital cameras are cost-effective and very convenient for filmmakers. Most footage shot for a movie ends up being color corrected in post-production to achieve a certain look the director is going for. The process of scanning film into a computer, color correcting it, and then printing that back to film is expensive and time-consuming. It also means that on the day, the director is not able to see exactly what the shot will look like. The use of digital cameras speeds up the process considerably. As Cuff discusses, these cameras enabled Apted to look at color corrected footage on the day he shot it. Cuff also talks about how they were quickly able to composite green-screen material with previs elements and color correct them separately to get an idea of what the shot would look like before spending a lot of time and money on it. I think the DVD extras will probably explain more about this process. Read the interview here. Thanks to Icarus for the find.