This time we had a huge set, 210 * 70 * 40, so we just used longer
and longer lenses :-)
think that the widest lens we used in the main set was a 50mm
and our "normal" was a 300mm T2 used wide open at all times.
We switched to extreme wide lenes when we got close to the Spybotic
remotes, usually a 10mm Zeiss or a 9.8mm on a Revolution
The images on the screens were obviously keyed in later but in
the case of the big screens this nessecitated building large
light boxes so that we could light them internally with blue
KinoFlo tubes. I kept having to add ND to them to get them
dark enough, I think it was ND9 by the time we finished.
I really used the latitude of the '84 on this shoot, working
at exteremly low light levels, it wasn't that I didn't have
the light, I did! I just scrimmed it all down. I like the idea
of using a lot of out of focus areas to give it all a bit more
of a "look"
I also liked the way that the set itself started
to interact with the actors in quite a dramatic way, their faces
getting much brighter as they leaned towards a screen or the
red lights that were flashing at one time just filling the shadows