Edit: Anyone who wants to know more about the shooting of this episode or the post workflow there will be a follow live question answering sessions via twitter next Friday at 10am LA time. Questions asked with hashtag #5dfinale will be answered. More info and exact URL to follow. Myself, Greg, DP Gale Tatersall and the House post guru will be there to answer as much as they can.
Again, big apologies for the quality of my voice. My laryngitis has floored me and taken away my beautiful dulcet English tones. But hopefully you can ignore the croak and listen to the great insight that Greg Yaitanes gives us about this unique episode. Why they chose the Canon 5DmkII, some of the issues they had and much more.
I was lucky enough to meet and chat in depth with legendary DP of House, Gale Tattersall about the episode and he told me he wanted as shallow as possible, that’s why he went with the 5Dmkii over say the 1DmkiV despite the video monitoring issues, shooting wide open with 50mm F1.0, F1.2 85mm F1.2, the 100mm IS Macro F2.8L and the 24-70, 70-200mm IS F2.8L zooms.
Greg Yaitanes, Executive Producer and Director of the “House” Season Finale.
It’s a long interview, just over an hour. But I hope you find it useful. Greg’s Twitter username is @gregyaitanes
There is so much fascinating stuff in this interview, and this really is an amazing time to be in this business! Let me know your thoughts below and don’t forget to watch the HD broadcast on the 17th May on FOX.