Filming Stan Lee with Stereo Red Weapons in 8k
Filming Stan Lee
Last week I had the amazing experience of filming Stan Lee with Stereo Red Weapons in 8k. This was for a virtual reality interview with Kevin Smith. This was a stereo shoot and took place in Stan’s small office in his home above Sunset Plaza. The shoot was for Legion Entertainment. They wanted to document important people in the comic book industry so that we could view them in Virtual Reality in the future. Stan was there with his wife and daughter and was very engaging and friendly with everyone.
As the Technical Director for VR Playhouse, I designed the camera system that we used. For this shoot, we used the new Red Weapon 8K. We shot the cameras as stereo pairs on an offset nodal rig. We made sure to keep all the action in one shot. This was why we had to use such a wide-angle lens. This way, we could shoot a clean plate, then the whole interview from one position. After the interview was finished, we then shot the remaining angles of the office. I don’t always need to be onsite during shoots and often have too much on my plate that I skip them knowing that DJ, our Head of Production, will take care of everything. This shoot was different on many levels. First off, it was Stan Lee being interviewed in his home office, and then technically, we needed an extra set of eyes, with 8mm Arri Primes.