Thread: Army of the Dead

Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 5 12345 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 45
  1. #1 Army of the Dead 
    So Zak Snyder's film finally came out. It might be better to give Black Magic the camera credit on this one and Photoshop out any Reds in the BTS pics.
    Reply With Quote  
     

  2. #2  
    Senior Member Zack Birlew's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    California and Las Vegas
    Posts
    1,003
    I was surprised by the look of the movie, it was definitely an always wide open F1.4 lens looking movie for sure, very unusual for such a high budget film, but I was surprised to find out what they actually used! It seems Zack Snyder used an adapted Canon 50mm 0.95 "Dream Lens" and the old Canon 35mm 1.5 LTM rangefinder lens (if the article I read was accurate) and it looks like they filmed primarily with the 50mm 0.95. Now, I don't think the whole movie was done at 0.95, it was maybe at 1.4 or some half-stop between 0.95 and 1.4, could be wrong though, but I can tell in the planning scene in the warehouse, that shot where Tig Notaro was fiddling with the scale model of the casino, that was most certainly a 0.95 shot for how blurry and pinpoint focused it was on her hand.

    I always wondered about what a movie would look like at 0.95 with the Canon "Dream Lens" but after trying out my Nikon 50mm 1.2 in film school, I could tell that it wouldn't be very practical as I had enough focus issues at F1.2 with my short film, "The Christmas Valentine", which is on my Youtube page under Babs Do Productions. Still, you have to hand it to them for going the distance with their cinematography, overlooking technical imperfections by modern standards, and embracing full blown lens character for at least one movie like this.
    Reply With Quote  
     

  3. #3  
    Senior Member Jaime VallÚs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    New York City
    Posts
    1,793
    I loved the cinematography. If nothing else, it looks like no other big budget Hollywood film. And that focus puller must have been having heart attacks on a daily basis.

    The movie itself is... well, I'll keep my mouth shut.
    Jaime VallÚs

    AJV Media
    Video, photography & graphic design
    www.ajvmedia.com
    Reply With Quote  
     

  4. #4  
    As I see it they could have closed down at least a stop and a half and it would get the same look / feel but only better.

    And yes, the movie itself is of fascinatingly low standard. To me it's amazing that it's actually possible to create something that big with so many people involved and so much effort put in to roll on a script, storyline, dialoge etc that's on such low level. It's like 10 year old kids where in charge, but I guess that's the idea.
    Bj÷rn Benckert
    Creative Lead & Founder Syndicate Entertainment AB
    +46855524900 www.syndicate.se/axis
    VFX / Flame / Motion capture / Monstro
    Reply With Quote  
     

  5. #5  
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2017
    Posts
    167
    I love the attempt to do something never done before. Based on my pCAM Pro, I would estimate most of the movie was shot with 1 to 4 inch DOF, pretty ambitious for an ACTION movie. Wow.

    I thought some of the shots were gorgeous artwork and many were a blurry mess. I liked the heist story, but I don't like zombies. So I have mixed feelings about the movie, but its interesting.
    Reply With Quote  
     

  6. #6  
    Senior Member Aaron Green's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    195
    I think Snyder was going for a claustrophobic feel similar to the end of the Snyder cut Justice League.
    Aaron Green - Chicago, IL
    www.instagram.com/aaronkgreen
    Reply With Quote  
     

  7. #7  
    Senior Member rand thompson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    10,673
    Zack Snyder Teaches Filmmaking


    By YOSSY MENDELOVICH


    Article
    https://ymcinema.com/2021/05/27/zack...es-filmmaking/






    Reply With Quote  
     

  8. #8  
    Senior Member Michael Lindsay's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    London UK
    Posts
    2,765
    it is not my kind off film but the oddness of romantic DoF and the horror kind of worked for me .. def added to the claustrophobic quailty!
    Reply With Quote  
     

  9. #9  
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    349
    Big respect for trying something different but this did not work, the shallow DOF was unwatchable, it looked really bad and amateur, couldn't watch long enough to judge the story.
    Reply With Quote  
     

  10. #10  
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Location
    California
    Posts
    103
    would love to get one of those GDU should setups though........just saying
    Reply With Quote  
     

Posting Permissions
  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts