‘Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2’ To Be First To Shoot With Red’s 8K WEAPON Camera | Film News
Last year, digital cinema camera company RED released the 8K WEAPON Vista Vision, a full-frame 35mm camera that has the ability to capture 8K at 75 frames per second, and features interchangeable lens mounts, an intelligent OLPF system, and in-camera 3D-LUT outputs. And to those of us that don’t speak techno-camera, this piece of equipment enables filmmakers to make the most of higher frame-rates and more resolution, which will give vast improvement to the films’ image quality. Here’s an image of said camera:
The news of Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2 to be the first to use this new technology broke yesterday when director James Gunn posted a tweet stating:
Very excited to announce Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will be the first film to shoot using the RED Weapon 8k https://t.co/zxwHuykojN
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) January 6, 2016
In addition to this, executive producer Nik Korda followed up the announcement with this statement:
“We are all hugely excited to be shooting the next Guardians of the Galaxy on the new WEAPON 8K. This is my third collaboration with RED, having previously shot with the RED EPIC® on Prometheus and the EPIC DRAGON on Tarzan. The large sensor size and super high resolution offered by the new WEAPON 8K, combined with its lightweight and compact size open up a whole range of new creative possibilities.”
The sequel film will see Chris Pratt return as Peter Quill aka Starlord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer, Bradley Cooper as Rocket, and Vin Diesel as Groot, as well as a return from Benicio Del Toro as The Collector and Karen Gillan as Nebula.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is set for a May 5, 2017 release.
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