I believe this WAS the first scene we shot for #Negativethemovie, except what’s ultimately in the film is footage we reshot on another night with another camera. I had originally wanted to shoot this East of Downtown with the nighttime LA skyline in the background but because of the fire I didn’t think I could pull it off without permits and I didn’t want to pay for a permit. •
The house where we shot this belongs to a friend of our producers and it was a location I knew about. It’s a four story house up in the hills that’s completely under construction. I thought it looked like a pretty cool safe house and of course, it had a magnificent view that I knew would look good on camera.
The first time we shot the scene, I used the C100mkII but I didn’t shoot everything I needed and I wasn’t that happy with the footage. It wasn’t until five months later, when I had the Canon ME-20F-SH that we went up to reshoot the scene. We shot everything, including this shot, at 25,000 ISO with Canon CN-E glass. •
We lit both attempt the same way, with a simple china ball over head and dimmed that would provide a little something on Katia. Other than that, the fire did the rest and we left with what I think is one of the signature shots of the film.
I LOVED the fact that we were able to go back and reshoot scenes. Never would have happened on any other schedule. I got to discover and consider what was best for the film and had opportunity to correct mistakes I had made.
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