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Veteran Cinematographer John Toll on Writing a New Cinematic Rule Book to Film ‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk’

John Toll was not really a fan of even 3D capture when he got the call from Ang Lee to work with him on his upcoming 4K 3D 120 frames per second spectacle Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk.

“I think Ang thought I would be appropriate because I was not tainted with any preconceived ideas,” Toll tells IndieWire before going on to detail some of the hard-fought lessons they learned while making the film in the unprecedented format.

“In 2D photography, we’re used to using contrast and shadows as a way to create depth and volume,” he says. “But this process offers inherent contrast, depth and volume, so we limited the use of shadows.”

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