Shot on EPIC DRAGON: The Final Girls – Screening in Los Angeles

The NUART theater is hosting a special midnight screening of  The Final Girls this Friday, January 15th at 11:59 PM.

We hope you get a chance to check it out, and welcome your thoughts in our comments section below.

Shot by featured filmmaker Elie Smolkin and directed by Todd Strauss-Shulson, The Final Girls plays with visual and storytelling tropes of campy B-movie horror flicks. Shot on 3GRs Red Epic Dragon using our Angenieux zooms and Cooke s4s.

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A modern-day group of friends enter the world of a 70’s B horror movie – and try to get out alive. The plot largely supports the jokes, but also delivers some legitimate edge-of-your-seat thrills and a solid hero(ine) story. Taissa Farmiga (American Horror Story) delivers a stellar performance as Max Cartwright, a shy teenager pulled into this surreal adventure that ends up a lot more personal than anyone could have imagined.

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Spanning horror, comedy, period, spoof, thriller and drama, The Final Girls allowed Strauss-Shulson and Smolkin to borrow from a number of aesthetic genres. Check out the killer article on their motion-control sequence in Popular Mechanics!

The Final Girls stars Taissa Farmiga, Malin Akerman, Nina Dobrev, Thomas Middleditch, Adam DeVine and Angela Trimbur. It was released in the US on October 9th, 2015.

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Want to read more? There’s a great conversation about shooting the movie with cinematographer Elie Smolkin on Five Frames.

And Strauss-Schulson discusses his inspiration and influences for much of the aesthetic on Slash Film.

 

 

Shot on EPIC DRAGON: Diary of a Teenage Girl

The celebrated Sundance darling, Diary of a Teenage Girl hits theaters this weekend – directed by Marielle Heller and shot by Brandon Trost on RED EPIC paired with the gorgeous PANAVISION C-SERIES & G-SERIES ANAMORPHICS.

Trost took home the US Drama – Special Jury Award for Cinematography at Sundance this year. Set in 1970’s San Francisco and based on Phoebe Gloeckner‘s graphic novel of the same name, Diary of a Teenage Girl is a change of pace for Trost, who has recently lensed such big-budget comedies as The Interview, Neighbors and This is the End.

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Minnie’s narration of her own life – her “all-consuming thoughts about sex and men” is anything but precious, and appropriately swings between heartache and puppy love with plenty of sexual adventures in between. Sara Gunnarsdóttir ‘s animation – in the style of Gloeckner’s original graphic novel – intermittently appears, layered over Trost’s photography. The rough, child-like drawings of her very adult thoughts playfully interact with the original image – a novel and charming presentation of that awkward in-betweenness that is teenagehood.

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Diary of a Teenage Girl stars Bel Powley as MinnieAlexander Skarsgaard (who showed up in drag to the premiere), Kristen Wiig & Chris Meloni. It opens this weekend in LA and New York.

 

Shot on EPIC M-X: Dave & Chris Road Trippin’ Across The USA

Directed by Brian McGinn. Produced by Christian Heuer for Funny or Die. Starring  Dave Franco and Christopher Mintz-Plasse.

Shot by DP Adam Bricker on RED Epic + Kowa Anamorphics.

Gaffer: Zack Savitz
Key Grip: Adam Goral

Shot on EPIC M-X: FreddieW in “Skyhook”

Shot on RED Epic + Kowa Anamorphics by DP Jon Salmon for RocketJump. Directed by friend of 3GR Dez Dolly and Matt Arnold. Colored by Narbeh Tatoussian at Blacklist Digital.

Watch the behind the scenes here.

1st AC — Shaun Dixon
2nd AC  — Alicia Varela
Gaffer — Fernando Montes
Best Boy Electrician — Josh Coffman
Electrician — Danny Franco
Key Grip — Frank Garbutt
Best Boy Grip — Jason Gray
Grip — Michael Rha

Shot on EPIC M-X: “The Kings of Summer”

Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts. Shot by DP Ross Riege on RED Epic + Panavision Anamorphic glass.

Colored by Narbeh Tatoussian at Blacklist Productions.

Released in theaters this weekend in New York and Los Angeles.