Principal photography is about 80% done on
Gathering of Heroes.
It's been an extremely ambitious project, with far more locations (and more elaborate setups), a much
larger cast, and a lot more devoted to special effects than is normally seen in independent films.
We've been shooting it all on
RED, which lets us
still use all 35mm film lenses, accessories, and equipment, but shoots directly at 4K digital RAW
resolution, bypassing the need to send out the negatives to the lab and have them telecined into
a 4K digital intermediate.
The workflow still has its rough spots, since the resolution and capabilities of Redcode RAW's format
go beyond the capabilities of traditional video formats. Notably, the adjustments of contrast, brightness,
sharpness, and other processing of the electronic data coming off the image sensor are done non-destructively;
even the adjutments done on the camera itself only affect the metadata and can, thus, be changed or undone
at any later time in the editing process.