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Unit photography by Claudette Barius, SMPSP, courtesy of Warner Bros. Entertainment, Rat-Pac-Dune Entertainment LLC, Entourage Holdings LLC, and Home Box Office, Inc.

Opposite: Vincent
Chase (Adrian
Grenier, second
from right) and his
cohorts (from left)
Eric Murphy (Kevin
Connolly), Turtle
(Jerry Ferrara) and
Johnny "Drama"
Chase (Kevin
Dillon) are back at
it in the feature
Entourage. This
page, top: The
group meets with
agent-turnedstudio executive
Ari Gold (Jeremy
Piven). Bottom:
Cinematographer
Steven Fierberg,
ASC (left-center,
wearing black) and
director Doug Ellin
(gesturing) discuss
a scene with cast
and crew.

( Jerry Ferrara); and, of course, Vinnie's
over-the-top, ever-scheming agent, Ari
Gold ( Jeremy Piven).
But now they're back. The
Entourage feature (hyped with the
tagline "The Ride Ain't Over") finds
Ellin back at the helm and Steven
Fierberg, ASC - who shot the first 25
episodes of the series and set its visual
tone - behind the lens. Since wrapping the show, Fierberg has continued
to work with several of his fellow
Entourage alumni. "I've done a movie
and pilot with [director] Julian Farino
and two pilots with [director] Mark
Mylod," he says. "I also shot part of
Adrian
Grenier's
documentary
[Teenage Paparazzo] and the feature
Dear Eleanor for Kevin Connolly."
When Fierberg came aboard the
feature, he and Ellin talked about the
look and spent time watching everything from Goodfellas to Woody Allen
comedies. "We wanted to make
Entourage as visual as possible," says
Ellin. "It's not a complete departure
from the show, but we wanted to amp
it up, so we took the time to get it right.
The series was 'aspirational realism,' so

we still wanted it to be real - not
overly stylized, but to make it pop as
much as we could."
The first shooting decision
didn't take long. "We shot the series on
film, and we shot the movie on film,"
says Fierberg. "If we do an Entourage 2,
we'll probably shoot that on film, too."
Fierberg is an outspoken advocate of
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film, believing that grain and other
unique characteristics of the photochemical medium create an emotional
connection with the viewer. "If you
have money, and especially if you're
shooting a lot of day scenes, which we
did for Entourage, you should consider
shooting on film," he says.
Fierberg still vetted some digital
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