Sony VENICE used to capture latest Keira Knightley feature, Official Secrets

Date: 12/02/2019
Sony VENICE used to capture latest Keira Knightley feature, and lsquo;Official Secrets and rsquo;

Sony’s next-generation motion picture camera system, VENICE ,has been used for principal photography on a new political thriller ‘Official Secrets’, directed by Gavin Hood, and produced by Ged Doherty, Elizabeth Fowler, and Melissa Zuo. Entertainment One (eOne) produced and financed the film, with Screen Yorkshire and Zuo’s company GS Media. Boasting an impressive cast including Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes and Matt Smith, and captured by cinematographer Florian Hoffmeister BSC, the feature made its debut at Sundance Film Festival. It is scheduled for distribution later in 2019 through eOne across its territories. Sierra/Affinity represents all other international territories outside the US.

‘Official Secrets’ is based on the true story of Katharine Gun, a former translator at GCHQ, who leaked top-secret information to press concerning a joint US-UK illegal spying operation against UN Security Council members, in their push for the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Gun was later arrested under the Official Secrets Act 1989 and her story commanded attention on a global scale.
Sony’s VENICE, with its forward-thinking full-frame sensor, phenomenal colour science and user-friendly operation, was selected to bring Gun’s story to life in the most accurate and telling way.
Pushing the boundaries of large format image capture
Designed exclusively for high-end cinematography, VENICE’s ground-breaking Full Frame sensor can capture stunning images with a resolution of up to 6048 x 4032 in almost any format, and offers complete flexibility and creative freedom to match a filmmaker’s shooting requirements – from aspect ratios, bokeh, to lenses. Not only does it deliver exceptional images but its recording of wide latitude and gamut also significantly expands freedom of expression in grading and based on established workflow.
“I think that large format cinematography has become a great asset of digital filmmaking, and the Sony VENICE represents a huge step forward in that field,” explains Director of Photography, Florian Hoffmeister BSC. “We immediately knew we wanted to trial the camera and after a test shoot, through Movietech, all of my expectations were met when it came to colour and contrast. The camera has an incredible ability to deliver a natural richness in colour, which - in my experience - means a huge development in digital. With any camera I try to find the ‘sweet spot’ where the image itself comes alive - through the way it communicates with the lenses and depicts the colour and light. The VENICE kept its promise every time we lit a scene.”
“As a true story, the agenda of ‘Official Secrets’ was to tell the narrative in the most sensitive and accurate way and the VENICE strongly fits with the cinematic, yet natural aesthetic we wished to achieve. We wanted to bring this vision to reality and with Keira coming on-set completely natural, with very little make-up and styled hair, we needed a camera that produced atmospheric and distinguished images to translate the vulnerability of each take onto the screen. The richness of colour, naturalness of contrast and the immediacy of large-format with VENICE allowed us to translate the story’s agenda perfectly.”
Simple and intuitive usability in challenging shooting conditions
Filmed in unusual and challenging environments down the narrow streets and highways of Britain, VENICE’s Dual Base ISO - supporting a High Base ISO of 2500 and ISO of 500 - enabled superb low light performance with exceptional dynamic range. Combined with on-set lighting, the camera maintained the delivery of accurate colour reproduction while capturing maximum shadow details. Thanks to VENICE’s ability to shoot in 4:3 and 6:5 aspect ratios at a horizontal resolution of 4K, ‘Official Secrets’ was completely shot in widescreen to achieve immediacy and capture beautiful colour.
Using two of Sony’s VENICE camera systems for principal photography, the production team avoided the use of anamorphic lenses and effectively adding additional layers of glass, in an aim to maintain the natural and pure aesthetic of ‘Official Secrets’.
Sebastian Leske, Product Marketing Manager, Cinematography, Sony Professional Solutions Europe, said: “VENICE was born from the voice of cinematographers and seeing it being used on big name feature films, such as ‘Official Secrets’, pays testament to the power the camera has to capture emotion in every frame. VENICE is increasingly becoming an enabler of creativity with DOPs setting new standards for large format shooting.”
Camera lens and grip specialist Movietech (with initial supply from accredited VENICE reseller Top-Teks) supported the ‘Official Secrets’ production team with a camera and lens package based around the VENICE.
‘Official Secrets’ made its debut at Sundance Film Festival on 28th January 2019.
Photo by: Nick Wall © 2018 OFFICIAL SECRETS HOLDINGS, LLC
About Sony
Sony Professional Solutions exists to unleash the incredible power of images. Helping customers tell stories, springboard change, connect emotionally, stimulate learning and activate potential is at the heart of our vision. With a winning combination of technology and creativity Sony partners with businesses across a wide variety of sectors including Media and Broadcast, Theatre, Healthcare, Sports and Corporate and Education markets to deliver innovative and transformational customer solutions. Operating with over 30 years’ experience and a trusted network of established technology partners Sony’s wide portfolio of product and services propositions provides true value to businesses and informs, educates, entertains and inspires their customers.
For more information please visit http://pro.sony.eu


Tags: Sony | Sony Professional Europe | Florian Hoffmeister | Official Secrets | VENICE
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