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Dark Forces: The Story Of Shooting Zero Dark Thirty

For the movie Zero Dark Thirty DoP Greig Fraser had his hands full with extreme weather, local protests and custom’s delays but before that he had to decide which camera was going to excel in high sun days and black ‘full action’ nights. Zero Dark Thirty’s contrast range goes from the boiling midday sun of Read MoreRead More

Working in Zero Light for Zero Dark Thirty

Ian Failes chronicles the technological hurdles of realizing Katheryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty The helicopters – avoiding the game look Two full-sized stealth helicopters were built in London for the film. Initially, these were designed to be filmed on large gimbals for shots of the SEALs traveling to the compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan and for exterior Read MoreRead More

As Enigmatic as Her Picture: Kathryn Bigelow on ‘Zero Dark Thirty’

Kathryn Bigelow became the first woman to win an Oscar for Best Direction for the male dominated film, The Hurt Locker. Her follow up film, Zero Dark Thirty, which traces the hunt and assassination of Osama Bin Laden, features a lead character that is not so different from the director herself. MAYA, the unyielding Osama bin Laden hunter at the center ofKathryn Read MoreRead More

Building Osama Bin Laden’s Compound for “Zero Dark Thirty”

First-time feature production designer Jeremy Hindle admits to some dicey feelings while taking director Kathryn Bigelowon an initial walk-through of “Zero Dark Thirty’s” key set. But they weren’t rookie jitters. “I remember telling her, ‘You’re going to feel insanely creepy. You’re going to feel like he lived here,’” Hindle says. The verisimilitude Bigelow demanded for all Read MoreRead More