Idea #128 - Batman's Cinematography
"The only good thing about the Batman film was its cinematography" - Sarath
With Greg Fraiser as the cinematographer, we all can absolutely agree with Sarath. Today, we watched a video essay on: "Why THE BATMAN Is So Beautiful" where we learnt about two distinct techniques behind Batman's 'dirty' look inspired by the 70s crime films:
Lenses: The use of custom made Arri Alfa Anamorphic Lenses which were purposely detuned to give the centre sharpness and have edges that fell off.
Color Grading: Shooting digitally and turning it into a digital negative of 35 mm, a technique called IP (interpositive) to produce an immersive texture. A similar technique which was used for the movie, "LAST FILM SHOW (Chhello Show)".