The Cinematography of 'Get on Up'

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Get on Up cinematographer Stephen Goldblatt talks to American Cinematographer about shooting his first digital feature with the ARRI Alexa and Canon C500.

He says, "We had 90 locations in 48 days. The film is more a kaleidoscope of the life of James Brown than an A-to-B biopic. The storyline jumps back-and-forth in time, covering some 60 years, and the photography reflects the changing periods. Achieving our cinematic ambitions with absolutely no financial leeway made this one of the most challenging — and ultimately satisfying — projects of my career.”

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