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Stephen Perera

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About Stephen Perera

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  • Birthday 06/19/1966

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    Film Loader
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    Gibraltar, Europe
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    Aaton XTR XC 16mm - Hasselblad V system - Leica R
  • Specialties
    Graphic Designer/Photographer

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  1. good for you man...chapeau.....thats how to do it....in camera and proper exposures
  2. very hip......share details??? great work
  3. finally....somebody humours me again.....hahaha....touching and special......the filming superb.....
  4. well that's my point......do you BELIEVE....are you IN the film/series or are you OUT...due to the choices that were made to shoot on what and how......specially so for period, factual, historic topics that are in our memories (for those of us old enough).....
  5. I watched the first episode on BBC last Sunday evening.....loved it......I'm very much into civil rights films/documentaries......came across it quite some time ago as the Cinelab London posted about it as they processed all the film for the series.......it's on Amazon Prime on the 20th November....directed by Steve McQueen and shot by Shabier Kirchner. This is the film v digital debate right there.....do we believe we're back in the 50s, 60s etc when we watch The Crown......do we believe we're back in the 70s when we watch Small Axe.....
  6. So we have a date.....limited theatre release December plus blue Ray etc
  7. as i said I really think you have to be in late 40s early 50s at least to REALLY appreciate how spot on it all is in everything with what was being produced back in the day.......the colour palettes on screen of Star Trek original series which I am watching for the first time again in COLOUR (Netflix USA) as opposed to how I saw it....on Black and white television.......
  8. ironically......I watched the film in a cinema in Spain with Spanish subtitles so I did know what they were saying all the time hahah but I was still confused The film is released for home consumption on December 15th on DVD and BluRay etc...interested to see the 60 minute 'making of' that comes with the release for home consumption. I quote Variety: "Christopher Nolan’s “Tenet” will finally be available the way the filmmaker decidedly does not want you to see it — at home. The sci-fi epic, which stars John David Washington and Robert Pattinson, is debuting on 4K, Blu-Ray, DVD and digital rental services starting on Dec. 15. For film buffs, or anyone who felt they didn’t get enough “Tenet” during the two and a half hour-long movie, the 4K Ultra-High-Definition combo pack and Blu-ray contain special features. That includes “Looking at the World in a New Way: The Making of ‘Tenet,'” which is an hour-long deep dive into the development and production of the film as told by key cast and crew members. The combo pack cost $44.95, the Blu-Ray costs $35.99 and the standard DVD costs $28.98. “Tenet” will be available for pre-order beginning on Nov. 10."
  9. ......perhaps you have to be of a certain age and with countless hours of cinema-going (when that was the only entertainment within reach for most of us) to truly 'get' how cool and 'spot on' this film is in style and look for example......once I saw how this was being lit and the colour and texture thanks in part to Kodak film......Hollywood stage 'brightly lit' reminding me of Adam West's 60s 'Batman' series and Russ Meyer's 'Beyond the Valley of the Dolls' 70s......I was like wow....this is special....I was also mesmerised by the lead actress and the rest of the cast......10/10 for me.....
  10. Gracias Ignacio y todos......had never even heard of Baraka...thanks for mentioning.....I'm gonna watch it!
  11. Terrence Mallick Voyage of Time is similar have you all seen it? Thanks for your great anecdotes
  12. I quote a review: A film that took 5 years to make and co-ordinate. Shot in Panarama 70mm, across 26 countries, needing major government and regulatory clearances, having to wait for certain seasons or lunar phases to get the light to hit the way director Fricke wanted...carefully strung together with a massive 7.1 surround sound design and music score from Michael Stearns, Marcello de Francisci, and Lisa Gerrard (of Dead Can Dance).The 70mm negative has been digitally scanned and oversampled at 8k resolution (much like the 'Baraka' Blu-ray); the TIFF Lightbox theatre installed a brand new Christie 4k projector (Christie Projection Systems rushed the projector before its release to the market specifically for this event) making it the first true 4k screening of it's kind. From sweeping landscapes to time-lapse sequences of the night sky and from exclusive looks into the processing of food to the consumption and effects it has on the human body, Samsara is nothing short of astounding. Modern technology, production lines, and human robotics are juxtaposed against a backdrop of deserts, garbage mounds as far as the eye can see, and traffic congestion in modern centres. The time-lapse footage is simply transcendent. In fact, I caught myself questioning the reality of some of the landscape vistas and night skyline montages...they looked so hyper-real that I thought they must have come from a CG lab somewhere. Simply astonishing. The richness, depth and clarity of colour and image achieved within the processes utilized gives birth to the most beautiful visual meditation that I have ever witnessed.As one film journalist noted, "That Samsara is instantly one of the most visually-stunning films in the history of cinema is reason enough to cherish it, but Fricke and co-editor Mark Magidson achieve truly profound juxtapositions, brimming with meaning and emotion. It sounds preposterous, but it's true: In 99 minutes, Samsara achieves something approaching a comprehensive portrait of the totality of human experience. If you're even remotely fond of being alive, Samsara is not to be missed."If you ever come across the chance to see this film in a decent theatre, run, and let your eyeballs (and earholes) feast upon its brilliance.
  13. Filmed over nearly five years in twenty-five countries on five continents, and shot on seventy-millimetre film, Samsara transports us to the varied worlds of sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial complexes, and natural wonders. Camera Fricke 65 Time-Lapse, Panavision System 65 and Schneider Variogon Lenses Panavision 65 HR Camera, Panavision System 65 and Schneider Variogon Lenses Laboratory FotoKem Laboratory, Burbank (CA), USA (65mm film services) Negative Format 65 mm (Kodak Vision2 50D 5201, Vision2 250D 5205, Vision3 250D 5207, Vision2 500T 5218, Vision3 500T 5219) Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (8K) (master format) Panavision Super 70 (source format) Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic) (Kodak Vision 2383) D-Cinema
  14. Great film indeed......I saw him on the original series of Ballers And felt he had great charisma and he indeed went on to great things......
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