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closing scene, shot at sunset on a mountain
with no access for a generator or lighting
truck. "We hiked up with a small 5K and a 4by-4 Kino, but that was basically it," Battersby
recalls. "The fact that I was shooting in raw
gave me confidence that I would be able to
make changes in the grade that I wouldn't
have with ProRes."
Similarly, a night scene after Ernesto's
car has crashed in the woods could be filmed
without a complicated lighting package. "I
was able to create moonlight without having
a crane or balloon," says Battersby. "I lit with
a 20-by-20 frame with space lights through
the top of the car. We hung it from the trees
with tripods that were in shot, and the guys
painted them out in post."
A principal visual reference point for
the filmmakers was the style cinematographer
Greig Fraser, ASC, ACS lent to the feature
Killing Them Softly (AC Oct. '12). "We really
liked that aesthetic of very creamy blacks and
the way the light tones fell off," says Shapiro.
"You could really feel the atmosphere in the
surrounding environments." Killing Them
Softly was an anamorphic film, and Battersby
says, "I would have loved to shoot anamorphic, but there were no anamorphic lenses
here in Argentina. So I [framed for] the 2.35:1
aspect ratio and used Optefex Blue Streak
filters combined with [1⁄8 and 1⁄4] Schneider
Hollywood Black Magic filters to soften the
highlights and add the horizontal flare one
associates with anamorphic. I also tried to
keep the depth of field shallow to add a sense
of that format." Battersby's lens package
included Arri/Zeiss Ultra Primes ranging from

Top: Ernesto
(Esteban
Bigliardi) seeks
solitude after
Sofia's death.
Middle: The
wolves were
photographed at
the Howling
Woods Farm in
New Jersey.
Bottom: The crew
prepares to shoot
on location in
Argentina.

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