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Gimbal In 1917 (3 replies and 1 comment)

LukeMcCoubrey
2 months ago
LukeMcCoubrey 2 months ago

Hi Roger,

I saw 1917 last night at the DGA theater. It's and absolutely incredible journey. Like nothing I've ever experienced. Everyone should see it on the biggest possible screen with the best quality sound that they can find. I've been thinking about it all day. I don't know even where to start with questions about how you achieved most of it but on a more granular level I was wondering what gimbal this is that your grips are carrying in this shot from the BTS featurette. Looks like some kind of modified movi or maybe a protoype of something new (Perhaps some new Arri/Curt Schaller gimbal??) Anyhow thank you for your time and it was great to quickly shake your hand after the film as well. All my best.

https://www.rogerdeakins.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Screen-Shot-2019-11-24-at-8.03.51-PM.jpg
The Byre
2 months ago
The Byre 2 months ago

I've just been laughing my head off at your short 'To The Moon' - it's a must-see!  I really liked Moniker!  My kinda gal!

http://www.lukemccoubrey-dp.com/newwork/2019/10/24/vq36x89yf06dzm89rnsfp30d5qnfnz-y5hlw»

Roger Deakins
2 months ago
Roger Deakins 2 months ago

The remote head we used is called the Stableye and it is the invention of David Freeth in the UK. This head has been in use in the UK for a few years but normally for an individual shot or a scene rather than for over 50% of a film, as it was in our case. We tested all sorts of stabilizing systems and this head was by far the lightest, smallest and the most stable.

The Byre
2 months ago
Roger Deakins
2 months ago
Roger Deakins 2 months ago

Ahh! Yes, the Stabileye was used extensively on 'Guardians'. My bad! I'm not sure about using it for static shots though. That seems a little unnecessary.

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