Article by Noah Kadner, 23 June, 2022, ASCmag
“We’re constantly trying to infuse more dynamic lighting and moving, interactive elements into our environments. It’s terrific for a DP to have access to tools like these.”
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds is technically not the first Trek project to embrace LED-volume in-camera visual effects — that achievement belongs to Season 4 of Star Trek: Discovery — but the new Paramount Plus series is the first in the franchise to be designed entirely around them.
Strange New Worlds, the latest series in the Gene Roddenberry spawned sci-fi universe, serves as a prequel, chronicling the adventures of the crew aboard the USS Enterprise before James T. Kirk took command. A spinoff of Discovery (AC July ’21), Strange New Worlds features the famous starship commanded by Captain Christopher Pike (Anson Mount) and crewed by familiar characters such as Spock (Ethan Peck); Nyota Uhura (Celia Rose Gooding); and Una Chin-Riley (Rebecca Romijn), aka Number One. The first season was shot by cinematographers Magdalena Górka, ASC, PSC and Glen Keenan, CSC; the latter’s contributions included shooting the show’s pilot episode. Click to read more
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