Nigel Bluck | True Detective
Nigel Bluck is known for his work on Deadpool (2016), The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) and The Home Song Stories (2007).
Why Digital Sputnik?
"I have been using the Sputnik lighting system for a year now and am still discovering new ways to use them. This is I feel one of the most flexible creative lighting tools out there, I literally try not to leave home without them! For me it's often the last-minute change that makes the difference - something you can't see until all the elements are finally in place and the camera is finally clear - this is where these tools shine - total color and intensity control from the camera wirelessly - Genius!”
Bluck says he quickly embraced the faster shooting pace. "We'd do about 40 set ups a day, much more than on a typical feature". - "He gave the show an underexposed aesthetic, which was evident particularly in night scenes where the color temperatures of practicals were dimmed into dirty yellows and blacks take on a grungy orange tone. It's a look that reflects the toxic environs the characters inhabit. “I'm beating up the digital image to the point where it is screaming for light,” Bluck notes. “That's also how I like to shoot film. I work very closely with my DIT to just put things right on the edge of what's bearable. I knew this was a small screen finish, and I could push it that much further because noise is a little bit less of an issue.”
More about the making of "True Detective in the interview from Panavision here
Dante Spinotti | Ant-Man and The Wasp
Dante Spinotti was born on August 24, 1943 and is an Italian cinematographer. He is known for his work on The Last of the Mohicans (1992), Heat (1995), L.A. Confidential (1997), The Insider (1999), and Wonder Boys (2000)
Ant-Man and The WaspSynopsis: As Scott Lang balances being both a superhero and a father, Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym present an urgent new mission that finds the Ant-Man fighting alongside The Wasp to uncover secrets from their past.
Why Digital Sputnik?
'If you are looking to light like the legends of the industry then the DS9 is the way to go. " "Giving you the longer throw granting your actors more freedom of movement. The DS9 was great when I needed a longer throw, and was amazing on faces. I am very keen on the tactile quality of the Digital Sputnik light emission and the shape of their beam. They don’t have the sometimes ‘sterile’ quality of other sophisticated LEDs. ” More about the making of Antman and The Wasp in the interview from the Society of Camera Operators here