January 2023

The Virtual World: Stages of Color on The Book of Boba Fett

The streaming series The Book of Boba Fett illuminates an aspect of volume-based virtual production that is not yet widely understood: the importance of an even closer collaboration between cinematographers and color experts. David Klein, ASC, who shot most of the Disney Plus/Lucasfilm Star Wars show’s first season (with Dean Cundey, ASC and Paul Hughen, ASC contributing their talents as well), says that when he is asked by other filmmakers to describe what working in an LED volume is like — and he is asked often — he advises them to “conceive of it as the most wonderful, complicated and challenging final-color suite you’ve ever been in. You’re coloring during the virtual scouting and previs, before you even shoot, and then you’re...more

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Noah Kadner

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January 2022

Reluctant Allies: Red Notice

Markus Förderer, ASC, BVK and director Rawson Marshall Thurber enlist vintage optics, the latest drone and camera tech, and an LED volume for this action-comedy....more

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September 2021

Lighting for LED Stages

It’s essential that directors of photography who delve into this milieu become familiar with its methods of illumination....more

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