How to shoot superintelligence film in 35mm
New technology has the potential to revolutionise how we film our experiences, but the new technologies have also brought about some new challenges.
With a new wave of ultra-high-definition video cameras and sensors, the number of frames per second (fps) is increasing and it’s making it possible to film superintelligence films in 35 mm.
But with 35 mm still being considered the norm, the film has also come under scrutiny by the likes of Rupert Murdoch and other journalists who are keen to show the film in the most vivid way possible.
“We want to make sure we do everything in the best way possible,” ABC Radio Canberra Media Manager Chris Jones told News.au.
“In the case of this particular film, we had to find a way to shoot 35mm in the right format, to shoot the film as accurately as possible, so that it could be seen in the correct light.”
It’s a challenge that’s been faced by film and digital cinemas for decades.
But it’s also a great opportunity to look at some of the world’s most extraordinary technologies and try to capture them in the very best possible way.
“It’s exciting for me as a photographer, it’s exciting to work with a team that is really passionate about film and photography and so it’s really exciting for us to see what’s possible in this area,” said Jones.
He said the new technology would make it easier for cinemas to capture more content in a longer format.
“Now we have the ability to capture the entire frame, we’re able to do this in 35 [frames per second].”
It really gives us the ability for us as a cinematographer to get really close to the film and see what happens.
“There are lots of technologies that have been around for a long time and we’re seeing a resurgence in the technology that’s being used.”
With that new technology, we can get closer and get a sense of what’s going on inside of the film itself.
“Jones said the team also had to look to the future, because it was impossible to film in a film format that would not also be possible in digital.”
If you’re going to shoot film in digital, the problem is the cost of digital, and that’s something that we are looking at really carefully,” he said.”
I think it will be the same with 35mm, you’ve got to be careful not to overdo it.
“You can shoot in 35 and then you can shoot digital at the same time, but it’s the cost to the end user, which we’re really looking at carefully.”
But for film and cinemas, the technology could also make it possible for films to be shot at a faster pace and still be able to be seen with the proper lighting.
“That’s the key with 35 and digital, because we can use the camera to capture everything,” Jones said.”[We can] capture all the scenes and then then we can take the camera back and we can see what happened on the film.”
“It gives us more flexibility.
We can take our film out and we don’t have to go back and look at it again, and we have a lot of flexibility as a studio.”
For the cinematographers we want to be able, to take the film out, take the negatives, make a negative, get them in a folder and we’ll have it all on our computer and we could take it out and be able see what was happening on the negative in a different light.
“The film itself is still going to be very fragile, and if we can capture the film inside of a film, then it’ll be a very, very high quality film.”