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Top and middle:
Brown begins his
career singing
with an R&B
vocal group at
parties and
nightclubs.
Bottom: Boseman
and director Tate
Taylor discuss a
scene.

Giffin explains that he set up
faders that he manually pushed up and
down, "just like an operator would have
had to do at the time. It introduced
some imperfections, which added the
analog, human element." This manually
conducted light show was recorded
through the GrandMA2 system, and
for playback during takes, "everything
was triggered via SMPTE time code
because we needed the lighting to be
repeatable for continuity."
During the performances, the
crew alternated shooting with the
Steadicam, operated by Goldblatt's
longtime A-camera/Steadicam operator
Will Arnot, and a 50' Technocrane,
while the B and C cameras picked off
whatever they could. The lens package
included an Angenieux Optimo 2876mm T2.6 zoom; a Panavision Primo
4:1 (17.5-75mm) T2.3, Primo 11:1
(24-275mm) T2.8 and 14.5-50mm
T2.2 Primo Macro Zoom; and Primo
primes. To take the edge off the sharpness of the digital images, all lenses were
filtered with 1⁄8 or 1⁄4 Tiffen Black ProMist throughout the shoot.
The two C500s, fitted with
Canon Cinema primes or an EF
17-40mm f/4L USM zoom, were
hidden onstage as "set-and-forget"
cameras. "I had more fun with those
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