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Watch: Ridley Scott Explains How 'The Social Network' Helped Him Decide To Shoot 'Prometheus' On RED

by Kevin Jagernauth
September 28, 2012 12:18 PM
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With the artwork and extras finally locked down for the upcoming Blu-Ray release of "Prometheus," one little tidbit of info you likely won't find on the upcoming release is an explanation on why Ridley Scott chose to shoot on RED.

Of course, from its earliest incarnation, Scott had planned to shoot the film in 3D, which more or less means going digital, but as he explains to RED, it was watching David Fincher's "The Social Network" that convinced him theirs were the camera to use. He shares how watching a nighttime sequence from the film that moves from the outdoors of the university campus at night and ends inside at a party, and Scott was amazed to learn that Fincher was able to use the natural light sources with RED for the dynamically changing visuals of the scene, without any additional boosting or help.

Anyway, it's always nice to see a filmmaker explain their choices in how they approach a movie, and tech heads should enjoy this, so watch below.

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  • AZ | September 29, 2012 9:11 AMReply

    Ok, great little piece and loved his poke at Fincher's 96 takes but seriously - what the fuck is that meat-like thing in the plastic bag he's got in front of him??

  • Archer Slyce | September 28, 2012 1:43 PMReply

    I was meh-ish about RED cams... but Louie C.K.'s show on FX was an instant sell. As much as Michael Mann's night scenes in his amazing Collateral were some sort of a pro-HD manifesto.

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