“Getting By” premiered today. This was an exciting change of pace to shoot super 16mm in a semi-documentary style, utilizing a very small team and only available light. Director Tara Bayat brought the work of Eadweard Muybridge as a key influence, and we worked together to figure out how to incorporate series of still photographs that convey a sense of motion into the piece. The tools in play ended up being an Aaton XTR paired with Kodak Vision 3 250D (metered at 160iso) and an array of 35mm analog cameras from Olympus and Minolta paired with Kodak Portra 400 (metered at 320iso). I’m quite proud of the combined result.
The video and accompanying Stereogum write up can be found here. Below are some bts shots (also Portra 400) by Tara and Producer/1st AC Mike Caridi.