Training Day: Super 35 or Panavision?

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  1. John J Nelson

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    Hi,

    Could someone confirm whether Training Day was shot in Super 35 or with anamorphic lenses?

    IMdB says it's Super 35, but I watched the film last night and elliptical highlights were clearly visible. I thought that these are artifacts introduced by anamorphic lenses?


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  2. WillG

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    I have seen this movie on cable, and the full screen transfer does look like panned and scanned Panavision. Close ups of character's heads seem to almost take up the whole screen which would indicate heavy Pan and Scan as apposed to open matte. Still many parts of Super 35 movies are still heavilly panned and scanned in Full Screen (and not just the visual effect shots) so I suppose it is tough to tell. Also IMDB is often incorrect about the film process. (although widemovies.com lists it as Super 35 as well)

    Look at the closing credits and see if it says at the end "Filmed in Panavision" or "Filmed with Panavision Cameras and Lenses" Which means Super 35

    But for the record, I have wondered about this myself
     
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    It looked like Super35 to me.

    Is it possible that they did some shots on Super35 and others on anamorphic 35mm?
     
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    It could be shot with both lenses. Swordfish was both Super35 and anamorphic for example.
     
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    He points it during the commentary.
     
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    OK I know the difference between Super35 and panavision but what the **** does :

     
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    Now day's Directors/Cinematographers 'add' digital effects to simulate flares.
    So, be very careful/weary, of making a distinction of Pana vs. 35, based on "elliptical lens flares" only.
     
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    Is it possible that Traning Day was shot hard matte Super 35? I know that The Negotiator was shot this way. It's been awhile since i've watched 'TD', but I don't recall seeing any anamorphic lense flares, I could be mistaken though.
     

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