‘District 9′ Shot On RED
11.15.2009 5 Hours of 4k REDCODE per Day on Compact Flash Cards
Definition Magazine has a fantastic article on how the District 9 crew handled 4k RAW post with the RED One camera.
The District 9 post production team were warned that the most RED footage they could handle a day was about an hour and a half. When that got to five hours a day reinforcements were called and 120 Terabytes of data was filled. More…
Jonathan Smiles has posted more information at reduser.net: www.reduser.net/37756
08.16.2009 ‘District 9′ tops at box office. ‘District 9′ has opened at no. 1 at the box office this weekend with $37 million. www.variety.com/article
08.14.2009 ‘District 9′ was shot on RED One cameras using build 15, Cooke S4 primes and Angenieux zooms. The documentary style and CCTV cam footage was shot on the Sony EX1/EX3 XDCAM-HD.
Peter Jackson discovered Neill Blomkamp, who was only doing TV commercials at the time, through a series of shorts Blomkamp had shot in his spare time. Jackson originally tapped Blomkamp to direct the now long postponed “Halo” movie in 2006 and came to him a couple years later to direct “District 9″. Source: www.wired.com/entertainment
In early 2007 Jackson brought Blomkamp to New Zealand to help direct the first ever short film shot on RED One prototypes, “Crossing the Line”. Source: www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crossing-the-Line
Read the Variety magazine review: www.variety.com/review
View the trailer here: www.movies.yahoo.com/movie
Video from the Vancouver Film School where many of the District 9 the crew studied: www.youtube.com
Wired has a nice behind the scenes video where they talk about the visual effects.
Behind the scenes shots posted by Trent Opaloch: www.reduser.net/forum