DoP Ben Smithard picked Sony VENICE to shoot Best Picture Nominee & Best Adapted Screenplay winner, The Father. Smithard previously used the VENICE on the cinema adaptation of Downton Abbey.
Credit - IMDB
What Smithard had to say about filming with VENICE: "The Sony Venice is a great Camera, versatile with a huge amount of attributes that make my life as a Cinematographer much easier. On a Feature like ours with great actors like Anthony Hopkins, Olivia Coleman, Rufus Sewell, and Olivia Williams, I was looking for a Camera system that recorded faces as I saw them in real life. The Venice has great Colour Rendition, and a brilliant Contrast Range, and it’s super easy to use. I wanted to concentrate on the performances and my lighting, it’s that kind of film, the film I generally shoot. Also I had just finished shooting Downton Abbey on the Sony Venice, so it made sense to use it on The Father. The Camera is just a tool. I spend lots of time thinking about how I’m going to use the Camera, and what Camera to use whilst in prep, then I just want to completely forget about it when I’m shooting, and just shoot the film. Once shooting I’m only really interested in what is in front of the Camera." (Interview with indiewire)
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