I typically spend quite a bit of time scouring the internet to read conversations with DP's, Gaffers, AC's, Colorists, basically anyone who can provide some more insight into the filmmaking process. Those reads generally get posted on here if I find something insightful or something that can be of use to others. That is what this BlogV is all about. We can use it as a chance to talk about the current issues and something that is near and dear to us, or it can be about a trailer we saw, or a movie we are looking forward to. Often times during my searches, I come across something that I wouldn't normally check out and that then gives me something new.
My recent searches brought me across the feature Indignation (Dir. James Schamus) and a conversation with the Cinematographer Christopher Blauvelt. Indignation is about a Jewish College Student who falls in love with a women in Ohio during the Korean War. Indiewire sat down with Blauvelt to discuss the film and how they went about recreating the look of film which mimics the look of film in the 50's.
It is a quite interesting read which offers some good insight into the conversations that happen between a director and a cinematographer. Blauvelt talks about the lack of K's needed in the film and how they purposefully chose to shoot at 2k.
The other interesting part of the conversation is the discussion about how they wanted to have a more static film and the weight that follows a moving frame.
I have added this film to my list of things to watch and I hope this article inspires you to do the same. I have linked the article below along with the trailer.