Behind the Scenes Footage of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

With the November 22nd anticipated release of the newest installment of "The Hunger Games" series upon us; Lionsgate has just released a brand new four minute behind the scenes b-roll video that shows a small glimpse of what we can be expecting this Thanksgiving season in theaters. I always find these b-roll videos to be especially interesting and seeing how much effort goes into creating these blockbuster films.

Director Francis Lawrence has promised moviegoers that this new installment will see less or none of the shaky camera movements that the previous movie had and from the look at the cameraman's heavy-duty rig it seems that might be the very case. I will say that from the footage it seems the majority of the footage was shot with the Panavision Panaflex Millennium XL2 that is until the heroine (Katniss Everdeen) is thrust into the arena. I suppose we'll have to wait for the movie's release to find out how much IMAX footage was shot.

Via: , Geek Tyrant, IGN and New York Mag.

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Really interesting it was shot on film.

They'll be replacing them with Nikon's Df cameras soon enough for that Pure Videography magic. Wait, Df doesn't do video :( Pure Videography is dead.

I would watch a film shot entirely on IMAX over any digital camera, or 3d. Ditch the 3d give me IMAX.

A lot of this was shot right where my studio is located at the Goat Farm in Atlanta. I had a birds eye view right from my studio window as they shot those scenes. Pretty cool. I watched them build and tear down the sets.

am i only one think that HG movie is boring? i fell asleep during movie. acting are well.... boring too. Story line is too simple that 10 years old kid can guess.

not relevant to any of this discussion at all.

not relevant to my question at all.

anyone knows what camera was it that was shown at 3:50?

I think that's actually a directors viewfinder rather than a camera - they allow a director to see how the shot looks through a particular lens without attaching it to a big camera.

Lukas Struß's picture

can me someone explain how the folow-focus-assistent work? i mean he have not any screen to check his focus

If they pre measure and preset his marks on the follow focus then all he needs to do is spin the follow focus wheel to the preset mark at the correct acceleration and speed. No need to check focus, the focus should hit the mark every time.

may I ask what's the director holding? the binocular like lens can someone please tell me? thank you..

Lee Whitman's picture

It's a directors viewfinder/lens finder. Basically it allows the director to find the shots he wants without lugging a heavy camera around with him while experimenting