Show Us Your Shot: Mixing Film and Digital Formats


In the segment of Show Us Your Shot, Director Roderick E. Stevens and Cinematographer Daniel Gonsalez, in an effort to accentuate the grounded reality of their hero's journey in the latter half of the film, chose to mix shooting styles and formats, including Super 8 film for the opening flashback scenes, 4k RAW (on a Sony F55) for the first half of the roadtrip with the two brothers, and 35mm (Arricam LT) once protagonist Michael steals the car to embark on his own adventure. Both larger formats were captured with vintage, Todd AO, anamorphic glass.

Roderick Stevens’s Bio

With more than 25 years’ experience in the film industry as a writer, producer, director, and editor, and most notably as the director of photography on more than two dozen feature films and countless shorts, music videos, and commercials, Roderick Stevens has a thorough working knowledge of nearly every aspect of film production. He is also an award-winning fine artist, and renowned activist for safe working conditions in the film industry.

Roderick Stevens directing on Learning to Drive

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