claudio miranda star trek 3

The Oscar win Claudio Miranda enjoyed for Life of Pi started some conversations, as that film was shot with a heavy blend of real and CG environments. But Miranda’s skill in leading a crew that works with such a combination of elements should serve him very well for his next gig. Miranda (above, center) has been hired to shoot Roberto Orci‘s Star Trek 3, which will also mark the current series’ transition from film to digital. Read More »

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Tron 2 Budget Debunked, Camera Tech Revealed

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As suspected, the Vancouver Sun’s report that Tron 2‘s budget “carries a whopping $300 million budget” was way overblown. As a company policy, Disney won’t comment on the actual budget numbers, but sources admit that the number is not close to $300 million, even in Canadian dollars.

The above photo (via roya ) features Benjamin Button Director of Photography Claudio Miranda shooting a scene in downtown Vancouver, which is a stand in for New York City (notice the NYC yellow cab). To the right you’ll see a photo of one of the costumed female actresses or extras on set. Unfortunately, the blanket is covering most of her costume. I have also found some technical information about the film, for those of you who might be interested. The movie is being shot in digital 3D using Sony F-35 HD cameras. An unnamed source says:

“Miranda has challenged his crew with the task of having all the flexibility of standard 2D cameras including ambitious use of crane shots as well as Steadicam in 3D.” … “Amongst other setups we will be rigging an F-35 to a GF-8 crane and Mini-Scorpio head to get a birds eye view out over the night streets of Vancouver.”

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