DP Rodrigo Prieto Talks Simulating Drug Trips for 'The Wolf of Wall Street'

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Cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto discusses his work on The Wolf of Wall Street, which, among other things, involved getting the camera to simulate a drug trip.

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He says, "We talked about how to make the audience feel somewhat what he was feeling without it being cheesy or overdone. I distorted the image. Quaaludes are a downer; it relaxes the muscles. To capture his experience, for several moments, we used the [ARRI] Alexa shooting 12 frames per second and using the shutter at 360 degrees. So the frame was blurred. … We also used a filter for enhanced flares and strobing."

Read the full story here on The Hollywood Reporter.



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