"Nothing really compares to the Enhanced Environment-the control, the fact that you can go and handpick your locations and your environment. It gives me the opportunity to go shoot those environments prior to production start, rather than relying on 2nd unit after we have begun. I come back with the plates and we pick what we're going to use and we create our interior lighting to suit the environments we already have."
Haris Zambarloukos with VER's Paul Kobelja and Scott Dale
When Director of Photography Haris Zambarloukos, BSC, GSC and long-time collaborator Sir Kenneth Branagh were presented with filming a fresh 65mm celluloid version of the classic, Murder on the Orient Express, the team sought a smart solution to control the logistics of scheduling thirteen major stars travelling to icy mountain locations. The solution? Zambarloukos and crew took off two months before primary photography to lens rugged mountainscapes that would become the vistas seen through the speeding railcars. Back at Longcross Studios, VER assembled dual LED screens 40' high by 90' long with 40' by 30' end caps - the largest and highest resolution Enhanced Environment ever deployed for a motion picture.
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