5 Days of War / Checco Varese, ASC

Episode #31

5 Days of War / Checco Varese, ASC


Checco Varese, ASC talks with American Cinematographer's Jim Hemphill about filming Renny Harlin's 5 Days of War in the Georgian Republic, including shooting in the remote abandoned village of Tsalka, where they cooperated with the Georgian military to recreate a Russian attack using jets, tanks, helicopters, practical explosions and 1,000 extras. He also discusses what it was like to shoot with an early iteration of the Red camera.

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