This is easily one of the coolest things we have ever done over the last 11 years!!!!
Sure, Star Trek had lens flare, and Hunger Games had shaky cam, but when it comes to Catching Fire, director Francis Lawrence (Jeez, the Lawrence clan is owning Hunger Games right now!) has made it clear that there will be no cause for rebellion.
In a recent interview at Comic-Con, Francis was asked about the usage of the motion sickness-inducing shaky cam in the upcoming sequel. Here's what he had to say:
“I did something different. That kind of style of camera work is not my thing. I like to be intimate with people but I also like to have a sense of place, so I shoot with different kinds of lenses and different kinds of different lighting. I think the look of the movie is very different from the first one. The costumes are a little different, the look and the light is a little different, the visual effects are different, and I think the set pieces, the action are pretty spectacular."
PHEW! Seriously, shaky cam can make someone dizzier than a tracker jacker sting! We want watching the cruel tournament to the death to make us feel nauseous, not the camera work!
It's good to hear that Francis seems to know how to work his machine of choice like the technically savvy Bee Tee!
[Image via Lionsgate.]