If you're an EPIC owner, a lot of what went into making the EPIC such an amazing camera is thanks to cinematographer, John Schwartzman. From camera features, to color science, to rig configurations, all of us owe a debt of gratitude to the creative professionals that helped blaze d-cinema trails. Amazing Spider-Man DP John Schwartzman and 2nd unit DP Peter Collister were literally at ground zero working with RED to make EPIC's feature debut a complete success. But when a project like The Amazing Spider-Man comes out nearly 2 years after the camera debuted, it's easy to scramble the timeline of events.
Working with Mike Seymour at FXGuide, I put together a small diary of poignant events that ultimately led up to the shooting of this film in EPIC 3D. It was, without a doubt, one of the most exciting seasons of my career. During the time of prepping for this film, technological "givens" that we often take for granted today were not much more than assumptions, hopes, evaluations and adjustments. For those of you that enjoy a bit of history with the tools you use, I hope this personal account inspires you to push the boundaries of what is possible.