It’s that magical time of year when filmmakers flock to Park City, Utah. We’re giving you a brief on the cinematographers who are showcasing their work at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival – one DP at a time.
A film still from This is Home by Alexandra Shiva, an official selection of the World Cinema Documentary Competition at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Gidalya Pictures
DP: Laela Kilbourn
This Is Home: A Refugee Story (dir. Alexandra Shiva)
World Cinema Documentary Competition
Canon EOS C300 EF MK I
Canon 24-105mm f4 EF zoom
Canon 17-120mm Cine-Servo T2.95 EF zoom
Canon 70-200mm f2.8 Version II EF zoom
Canon 24-70mm f2.8 Version II EF zoom
cinema5D: Why did you choose this particular camera body?
LK: I starting shooting with the C300 when it first came out, and have shot many films on it since. (I own it as well.) I work primarily on verité documentary features and find it well suited to the work process: its design is accessible, modular, compact, and lightweight. I’ve always been partial to the Canon color space. I like its overall warmer feel and how it handles skin tones, and the color rendition is such that I can bake in a certain amount of “look” while still being able to fine tune the color in post without loss of quality.
cinema5D: How about the lenses?
LK: We started out filming primarily on the 24-105mm f4 EF zoom because we wanted a compact, low-impact camera profile, but as our film subjects became more comfortable with the process we switched to the Canon 17-120 Cine-Servo T2.95 EF zoom. We wanted a wider focal length range, sharper focus, and more beautiful soft focus. cinema5D: What was really pivotal for you on either production?
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