DP Rodrigo Prieto Creates a Clinically Pristine Image for Sci-Fi Epic 'Passengers'

"On 'Passengers,' with a spaceship 600 years in the future, I felt that the air inside the spaceship should be very clean."
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Passengers cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto speaks to Codex about shooting Morton Tyldum's sci-fi epic on an ARRI Alexa 65 with Panavision Primo 70 lenses.

“I try to find the texture of a film during preproduction,” says Prieto. “On Passengers, with a spaceship 600 years in the future, I felt that the air inside the spaceship should be very clean. That took us in the direction of a very transparent, pristine image. Morton had not worked with digital yet, and he wasn’t necessarily sold on it. Through several phases, I shot all sorts of tests including film negative and different digital cameras with a variety of lenses.”

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