March 2023

Turning Up the Volume on Sympathy for the Devil

All photos courtesy of Hammerstone Studios LED stages have a wide variety of uses, and one area where they are proving particularly effective is for shooting scenes in moving cars — or, rather, in cars that seem to be moving. The psychological thriller Sympathy for the Devil spends nearly half its runtime traveling the streets of Las Vegas over the course of a night, and even savvy viewers might be surprised to learn that these scenes were captured predominantly in an LED volume, with the background provided by in-camera visual effects composed of pre-recorded plates. Six of the production’s 20 shoot days took place on a volume at Vū Las Vegas. It was the first feature undertaken at the facility, which opened in April 2022. Full...more

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Noah Kadner

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January 2022

Reluctant Allies: Red Notice

Markus Förderer, ASC, BVK and director Rawson Marshall Thurber enlist vintage optics, the latest drone and camera tech, and an LED volume for this action-comedy....more

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September 2021

Lighting for LED Stages

It’s essential that directors of photography who delve into this milieu become familiar with its methods of illumination....more

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