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Article Date: September 17, 2008 | Publication: Counter Culture | Author: Staff
Source: Counter Culture

Posted by: DaisyMay

This article contains technical information about the making of Rocknrolla. Go to Counter Culture (link above) and click on the link at the end of the article to view the 19 minute Rocknrolla program.

With Guy Ritchie’s RocknRolla muscling its way into cinemas, the Reel Show’s making of program has now gone live. Shot in summer 2007, RocknRolla was the first major movie to use the Arri D-20 digital cinema camera in LOG mode, and the Reel Show joined director of photography David Higgs on set to chat with him about using the camera on the movie.

The Reel Show ( is the free internet TV station for professional in the film and broadcast industries. Each month new programs are added to the five Reel Show channels: Features, Regulars, Hardware, Software and Broadcast. The RocknRolla report heads the new programming on the
flagship Features Channel.

Says David Higgs: “The D-20 has been designed to make the film cameraman feel at ease. Apart from the optical viewfinder, it has a 35mm-sized sensor and revolving shutter as a starting point. You do have a mechanical shutter, as well as an electronic shutter, which is great because you can set up the camera looking through the lens, without it being powered up. This is obviously a difficulty with other digital cameras, which only have electronic viewfinders. It’s a definite bonus, as is being able to see objects off the frame, such as a boom coming into shot.”


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