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Assasination of Jesse James, was LB used?

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Assasination of Jesse James, was LB used? posted by DavidF February 29, 2008 01:41AM reply | quote
posted by DavidF

I just watched The assasination of Jesse James . . . and really think that many of the scenes looked like they were shot with the LB. Does anyone know if this is true?

Best, David



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/29/2008 01:41AM by DavidF.
Re: Assasination of Jesse James, was LB used? posted by Jeff Rinehart February 29, 2008 01:46AM reply | quote
posted by Jeff Rinehart

Good question David! I was wondering the same thing. We watched this movie last night. :o) I really liked the effect.

Jeff Rinehart

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Re: Assasination of Jesse James, was LB used? posted by DavidF February 29, 2008 02:54AM reply | quote
posted by DavidF

I was thinking it could be a soft focus filter or maybe vasolene rubbed on the lens, but it has that LB contrast and saturated look, along with the blur/blend.

I've been watching it the last two nights, but I keep falling asleep. It is compelling, but a bit slow also. Maybe this weekend with some sleep I can get through it. Best, David.


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> Good question David! I was wondering the same
> thing. We watched this movie last night.
Re: Assasination of Jesse James, was LB used? posted by Craig (Admin) February 29, 2008 04:31AM reply | quote
posted by Craig

I have not seen it. Will put it on my Netflix que.

Thanks for the heads up.

-Craig

You could not step twice into the same rivers; for other waters are ever flowing on to you.
Heraclitus of Ephesus
Re: Assasination of Jesse James, was LB used? posted by DavidF February 29, 2008 10:09AM reply | quote
posted by DavidF

I was looking on the web, and found out that the LB video mount was and on the Diving Bell and the Butterfly, which I have not seen.

See: [www.uemedia.net]
Re: Assasination of Jesse James, was LB used? posted by MattW May 04, 2008 12:36AM reply | quote
posted by MattW

Just watching Jesse James now, it certainly has the LB look.

Matthew

Ok, I've just done a google on Roger Deakins (principle cinematographer) and found his website/forum

The 'effects' in "Jesse James" were done in camera. We used some tricks that Otto Nementz hepled us with. One was to shoot through a wide angle element with a macro focus lens and the other - and I think more effective trick - was to take the front element off some old wide angle lenses. Both gave us the fringing you noticed and I think created an effect that was organic to the shot and not something that feels imposed. It has a wonderful effect on highlights as in the saloon or when looking at a sky through trees.


So no, it doesn't look like it was LB in this case. I would however recommend the site, particularly if you are interested in lighting and cinematography. It's full of information: [www.deakinsonline.com]



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