Producer Carter Swan and cinematographer Jacques Jouffret discuss their upcoming film at the NAB Show in Las Vegas.
Cinematographer Jacques Jouffret aims to keep viewers in the Feel the thrill of racing in Gran Turismo, Neill Blomkamp’s upcoming feature adaptation of the best-selling racing video game. “They’re going to see a car they’ve never seen before,” he said at Sony’s asserted in a presentation hosted by exist2023 NAB Show in Las Vegas.
From Sony Pictures and PlayStation Productions, August 11 Release adapted from the story of Jann Mardenborough, a teenage Gran Turismo player whose gaming skills won a series of Nissan races and became a true professional racer. “This is the true story of this young man. He had some very tragic and happy experiences. Neil really wanted to recreate those moments,” Jouffret said.
The DP described the look as a stylized documentary. “We wanted it to feel real, you don’t want it to feel like a computer game,” Jouffret said, adding that it also had to offer hints of the game. “We needed to add some angles that would be immediately recognizable to the person playing the game.”
In capturing the realism, he added, “Those cars are brutal, aggressive. Their It looks beautiful from the outside, but the experience inside is fantastic, and they want to give that experience to the audience.”
For the shoot, Jouffret chose Sony’s Venice 2 cameras, using their Rialto extension system, which effectively detach the sensor from the camera body. This allows the filmmaker to place the camera in a very tight space inside the car, as if the filmmaker were in the Top Gun: Maverick Use this system to put these camera devices inside fighter jets.
“I knew I needed at least three cameras in the cockpit,” the DP said of why he chose this camera Gran Turismo system, adding that he also uses its remote function to control exposure when shooting on track. “There was no other way we could have made this film.”
Jouffret and his team used the on track camera, taking a long shot of a moving car. “Those cars are very fragile,” he explained. “They could break at any moment because they’re going so fast. So we knew that every time we put these cars on the track, we had to take as much footage as possible. And then, on the other hand, let’s Things got a little loose.”
Carter Swan, lead producer at PlayStation Productions, added that they filmed on tracks all over the world. “Racing is very international. We wanted to give everyone their screen moment and pay homage to the styles of racing around the world. As a gamer and fan of racing, it’s great to see these different looks, these different places. It makes Excited.”
Gran Turismo Starring Archie Madekwe as Mardenborough and David Harbour, Orlando Bloom, Djimon Hounsou, Darren Barnett, Daniel Puig, Josha Stradowski, Thomas Kretschmann and Geri Halliwell-Horner.
Series based on PlayStation properties such as Twisted Metal (Peacock), Ares (Amazon) and Horizon Zero Dawn (Netflix) is also on the way. “Obviously, there’s a lot of other content in development that we haven’t announced yet, but I’m really excited about all of them,” Swan noted. “I think we’ve brought in another level of creators.”
The NAB show runs through Wednesday.
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