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Old September 29th, 2004, 06:09 AM   #1
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Just resaw the movie yesterday. Does anybody know what cameras were used? Several times the steadycam operator walks around the subject 360 which seems to imply that only natural lighting was used. The footage looks very good nevertheless..
I'd appreciate any info you have about "the making of"!

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Old September 30th, 2004, 06:57 AM   #2
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The movie is really goodlooking (atleast I think so..) the colours are really vivid. They probably used a procam, like a beta or digibeta or something but do you think they did alot of colour correction too?

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Old September 30th, 2004, 08:53 PM   #3
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There's was a "Making Of Buena Vista" on PBS. It's been a while but I remember they were making a big deal about finding that main location for the great acoustics and (I think) because they could use available light from windows and maybe through a glass ceiling (or maybe high windows). For camera, the PBS site just says a couple of small DV cams and a DigiBeta. Here's a link to more info on PBS:

[ url ]http://www.pbs.org/buenavista/film/index.html[ /url ]

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Old October 1st, 2004, 07:01 AM   #4
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Thanks Rick!

I really enjoyed that article. Petty they don't talk more about cameras and such. The movie really looks fantastic but I guess there's been done some heavy work in post too..

Anybody else with anykind of info?
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Old October 1st, 2004, 09:40 AM   #5
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There's a book about the film. I haven't read it but you can read the reviews here at Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/3823854445/qid=1096641439/sr=ka-1/ref=pd_ka_1/103-3463878-8311065

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