'Into the Storm' DP on Turning Sunny Skies Into Stormy Weather

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Careful planning and some ingenious filmmaking techniques allowed Into the Storm DP Brian Pearson to transform a sunny Michigan summer into a feature film's worth of torrential weather.

Pearson tells The Credits, "We made a very big, expensive decision, which was to use construction cranes to cover the sun and the actors, and shoot under the shade created by these 40 by 60 trusses we attached to the cranes. Then we had VFX erase the sun in the background. We had to be very specific about it all because the cranes do not move quickly."

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