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The Next Spiderman Movie Is Being Shot with RED Epic Cameras

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Beating Peter Jackson's The Hobbit to the punch, the next Spiderman movie is currently being shot with RED Epic Cameras. Jon Schwartzman, the cinematographer, said that it was the first time the RED Epic was used on a major motion picture.


He continues:

I can say for certainty the camera does exist and boy is it ready for primetime, as a matter of fact it's a true game changer. We shot in 3D with 4 Epics mounted on 2 3ality TS-5 rigs today, we did 22 set ups, including running high speed and the images look stunning!

For the first time in digital cinematography, small size doesn't come with a resolution penalty, as a matter of fact there isn't a higher resolution camera available other than IMAX, and this one weighs 5lbs with an ultra prime on it, suddenly 3D isn't a 100lb beast!


Schwartzman says the cameras are very sensitive but the images were "stunning" and produced "rich beautiful color". It's the future! Maybe filming with RED Epics makes this way-too-early, money hungry reboot of the Spiderman franchise worth watching? [REDUSER]

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Platypus Man

Wow, does anyone care? Have you ever (and I mean ever) watched a movie and said "it was great, but the cameras just weren't high definition enough"?

I mean, I guess it's cool that they're using the coolest cameras out there (which I had to read the comments to figure out what that even meant), but if it's a bad movie, it's a bad movie. If it's a good movie, it's a good movie. No one would care (or probably be able to tell in theatres or at home) between this camera or whatever everyone assumed they'd be using.

I'm not faulting Giz for reporting on it, but wow, I've never once cared what camera was being used to record a movie. I could be alone here, but come on.