Ben Affleck’s prohibition-era gangster movie Live By Night is one of the first films to be shot entirely on the ARRI Alexa 65. Cinematographer Bob Richardson and colorist Yvan Lucas worked together for a workflow that allowed them to create a fine-tuned digital intermediate grade of the dailies that nearly matched the final shots.
“Bob really wanted to lock in the look when we did dailies,” Lucas explains to Codex. “It took a bit longer but it meant that everyone was seeing Bob and Ben’s vision. Color plays an important role in this movie – different looks were used for different locations. Boston has the look of a bleach bypass film with deep, rich blacks. Florida looks far more Kodachrome and colorful. So color is really used to help tell the story.”
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