lights, cam­era, ac­tion

Film­ing Mamoon gave the crew a new set of chal­lenges to over­come

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The team used a Black­magic Pocket Cin­ema Cam­era, which cap­tured raw, un­com­pressed HD footage they could heav­ily grade with­out arte­facts. “We had a few prob­lems with the pro­jec­tor and a flick­er­ing that was only ev­i­dent once footage was re­viewed on a mon­i­tor,” says Tom. “We tried all ad­just­ments from cam­era shut­ter an­gles to pro­jec­tor re­fresh rates but noth­ing would elim­i­nate it.” The team opted for a pro­jec­tor that used a dif­fer­ent tech­nol­ogy, which fixed the is­sue im­me­di­ately. “From then on it was full speed ahead… for how long we didn't know,” re­mem­bers Tom. “There were 40 shots of vary­ing com­plex­ity and each one could take an hour or a day, so we blocked out a few weeks for film­ing. It was at this point we were re­lieved we’d opted to use our own stu­dio – hir­ing some­where for that amount of time would have bankrupted us!”

The Black­magic pocket cin­ema cam­era was within the project bud­get and filmed raw un­com­pressed hd for grading,

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