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Old February 20th, 2006, 07:31 PM   #1
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Stay the movie - do you think they used a mini-dv with an adapter?

If you have seen the movie Stay with Ewen MacGregor, you know the opening shot is cinematic brilliance - tire falling off a car with a camera attached to it. I just want to know how they shot it, because it looks like it has a shallow DOF and a film look and I am guessing it is not 3D. Maybe a miniDV with an adapter?
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Old February 21st, 2006, 03:46 AM   #2
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I haven't seen it, but i've heard it's supposed to be a mindf*ck. It's on my list watch this 2006(if they do a release in the UK)
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Old February 21st, 2006, 06:32 AM   #3
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I won't ruin it, but the opening shot in my opinion would be too expensive to shoot with film and a film cam so that is why I think minidv.
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Old February 21st, 2006, 08:15 AM   #4
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Leo, if you're thinking that it would be too dangerous with the camera, they probably used film. They put film cameras in what's known as crash boxes when they need to put them in danger, i.e. in the movie SWAT they had like three cameras in these boxes ready to be hit with flying debris and a huge plane. And hit them they did. Besides, a Panavision is a quarter of a million dollars, but on a movie budget of, say, $80 million....
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Old February 21st, 2006, 01:39 PM   #5
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http://imdb.com/title/tt0371257/technical

Shot on film. Movie sucked, good acting, but another cop out like Donnie Darko

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Old February 21st, 2006, 02:54 PM   #6
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It begs the questions of why spend that much money on a shot like that, if it can be done for almost nothing with a Letus or even MPIC (less moving parts than the cd spinner). I think considering it was a crash scene, it wouldn't have matter.
Also, IMDB does not always state whether is was part film/part dv. I am hoping for an article in American Cinematographer for that.
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Old February 21st, 2006, 03:32 PM   #7
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A Cam

They could have also used something like an A Cam 16mm camera. It costs about 7k so it wouldn't have made any dent in the budget even if it were trashed in the shot.

and it's smaller than most mini DV/35mm adapter set ups...
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Old February 22nd, 2006, 12:20 AM   #8
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I will give it mega thumbs up for the editing. Freaking brilliant. The editing was amazing!
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Old February 22nd, 2006, 03:18 AM   #9
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Watching the trailer reminds me of the sixth sense.
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