A24’s Everything Everywhere All at Once, directed by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert (“The Daniels”), is a poignant yet surreal sci-fi film using the idea of the multiverse to explore themes such as family dynamics and the immigrant experience. Earning awards from every major industry show – including seven Academy Awards – this Best Picture winner is a wholly original hit beloved by both audiences and critics. The film stars Michelle Yeoh, Stephanie Hsu, Ke Huy Quan, and Jamie Lee Curtis, who each explore alternate versions of themselves across parallel universes as the future of the multiverse hangs in the balance.
To film a pivotal sequence where Evelyn (Yeoh)’s reality quickly unravels, sending her through a multi-dimensional wormhole, the film’s cinematographer Larkin Seiple and gaffer Matthew Ardine utilized Brompton’s Tessera SX40 LED processor to bring The Daniels’ vision to life. To achieve the shot, which shows Evelyn traveling through multiple environments in just a few seconds, the team built a tunnel out of LED panels to surround Yeoh on set and playback the actual environment video footage, as this would provide the most accurate in-camera lighting. The final setup included ROE Visual LED panels, PRG’s Mbox Studio+, MA Lighting’s grandMA3 Lighting Console, and the Brompton Tessera SX40 handling processing and calibration of all content sent to the panels.
Ardine explained, “In Los Angeles, we did a test shoot with a stand-in one month before the photography in Paris. During this camera test, we built the video wall tunnel and tested the concept. Because we were able to use the Tessera SX40 in LA and Paris, we were able to export the setup file and pixel map in Los Angeles and email it to the Paris crew. This saved a lot of time and questions for the build in Paris.”
“We continue to see new and innovative ways that filmmakers are utilizing virtual production workflows, and we’re thrilled that ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ was able to rely on Brompton to capture this crucial moment,” shared Daniel Warner, Technical Projects Specialist, Brompton Technology. “With industry-leading processing technology including Dynamic Calibration, the Tessera SX40 makes the virtual production process more streamlined and efficient to achieve incredible shots such as this one.”
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