'Man of Steel' is number one right now in the box office. Whether you loved the movie, hated it or haven't even seen it yet; it's hard to argue that this installment of the Superman franchise was a step up from the last iteration. Check out this 13 minute long behind the scenes feature on the movie where they discuss the making of the movie. Watch closely and try to pick out different lighting set-ups.
'Man of Steel' was shot with the Amir Mokri with XL2s and C Series anamorphic lenses from Panavision. It also used a different camera technique that director, Zach Snyder took from Firefly creator, Joss Whedon called the 'snap zoom'. A move typically used with a handheld camera, where the operator holds and locks onto a shot and very quickly zooms in.
It also broke Chris Nolan's (producer) apparent disgust with the 3D movie going experience. Well, he probably still hates it, but the film was post-converted in 3D (which I thought looked amazing).
“The film is going to be a visually exciting experience in all formats: 2D, 3D and IMAX. Anticipating how audiences today embrace 3D, we designed and photographed the movie in a way that would allow ‘Man of Steel’ to captivate those movie goers, while respecting fans who prefer a more traditional cinematic experience. We’ve taken great measures to ensure the film and the story come first, and 3D is meant as an enhancement.” -Zach Snyder
Have you seen 'Man of Steel' yet? Tell us in the comments what you thought about the filmmaking aspect of the blockbuster.