Erik Messerschmidt, ASC, on the cinematography of Devotion displaying a man in front of an airplane

Devotion Cinematography, with Erik Messerschmidt, ASC

DEVOTION director of photography Erik Messerschmidt, ASC shares the incredible way most of the fighter plane shots were captured practically. Plus, we discuss the visual approach to the film, the advantage of using custom lenses over filtration, the disadvantages to using an LED volume, and so much more.

What you will learn:

  • Creating a muted look to DEVOTION (03:41)
  • How the plane sequences were shot practically (09:31)
  • Filming the oner aerial crash scene (20:38)
  • Using custom lenses with the RED Komodo (26:12)
  • Two different visual worlds – military and family life (29:33)
  • How to decide on lens focal length (33:12)
  • Visual approach to France scenes (40:52)
  • Pressure for historical accuracy (43:21)
  • Filming with the LED volume (46:43)
  • Why it’s important for theaters to have good projectors (50:21)
  • And more!
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  1. I just watched “Devotion” last week on Amazon Prime – Great movie, not getting the press that it deserves.

    My interest came from one of the key actors in Devotion was also in Top Gun Maverick (Currently on Paramount Plus).
    Both movies are well made – but very different.

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