Netflix’s new noir-tinged sci-fi short film “Meridian” actually came about as an engineering direcitve.
The film was designed to push the limits of high dynamic range, 4K, wide color gamut, and high frame rate in order to resolve codec and streaming issues when dealing with all of those factors.
“I thought it was really interesting when I heard it was a period film set in the 1940s and that [director Curtis Clark] had a vision of shooting it with the highest-quality imaging systems,” cinematographer Markus Förderer tells American Cinematographer. “That sounds contradictory for a period film, but it was an opportunity to create something new, and to see how you could make something look period without using all the clichés.”
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