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Barak Shavit

David Ayer on directing Suicide Squad

There are some interesting things in here. What do you think about his choice to shoot on film and not video? http://collider.com/suicide-squad-david-ayer-interview/

'Suicide Squad': David Ayer on Shooting on Film, Directing The Joker, and Working in the DC Universe
'Suicide Squad': David Ayer on Shooting on Film, Directing The Joker, and Working in the DC Universe
Suicide Squad is, in many ways, the most exciting film of the DC Extended Universe thus far. What makes the picture unique is that this will be the first movie in this interconnected series of DC Comi…
Glenn Callahan

Good choice. I want to see how it turns out.

Barak Shavit

From the tiny bits of the movie that i've seen it looks amazing. However, the process is of shooting on film is by far more expensive than video and more demanding on set. And there's also lots of CGI in this movie so i would assume the natural choice would be video. But hey, with a budget like that you can go bonanza:)

James Drago

I love his conviction to do so.

Christopher Binder

Actually shooting film is cheaper since you don't have to hire a colorist.

Barak Shavit

But the film itself is by far more expansive, and then you have to develop it and print it, and then have a digital copy to run it through post and CGI. If film was cheaper i think you'd see much more movies been shot on film.

Christopher Binder

You get what you pay for.

Scott Leger

Wait...you think a 150 million dollar tentpole shot on film so it could save money...by not hiring a colorist??? My head hurts. (Also the cost of film vs the cost of shooting in digital is maybe 5% of the budget of a film like this.) EDIT: It actually had a 250 mil budget. Including the colorist's fee, of course. :)

Christopher Binder

No that's not what I think.

Scott Leger

"Shooting film is cheaper since you don't have to hire a colorist." "No that's not what I think." Uhhhhhhhhhh...

Christopher Binder

I do not think a 150 million dollar tentpole shot on film so it could save money by not hiring a colorist.

Scott Leger

Um, well, then your comment regarding saving money by not hiring a colorist on a thread about a 250 mil movie is puzzling to say the least. And of course we're dancing around the subject that digital color correction happens whether or not the source footage is film or digital. Not a whole lotta color timing done these days.

Christopher Binder

*150 I guess not being able to figure some things out is your burden to bear then.

Scott Leger

Haha I thought it was 150 but I did some research and changed my tune. See how easy that is? https://www.google.com/?ion=1&espv=2#q=suicide%20squad%20budget

JD Hartman

Film gives you a look that the best digital cameras and software plug-ins can't match.

Benjamin Pearce

I prefer film.

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