Tamil Coming of Age Film “Mudhal Nee Mudivum Nee” Shot with URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2

“We shot in deep south Indian locations for almost 40 days in the summer and we had a great experience with the camera. The shoot went smoothly without any setbacks or issues with the Ursa Mini Pro,” he continued.

Sarang chose the URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2 for its high dynamic range, internal ND filters, convenient user interface, ability to use a number of different lens types and the ability to shoot in Blackmagic RAW. Sarang also relied on the camera’s lightweight design and ability to shoot handheld or on a tripod.

He explained, “As a filmmaker I love to challenge myself and try things that are out of my comfort zone. With the high dynamic range and super 35mm sensor, I could take risks and push and pull the shadow and bright parts up to certain levels. The brightest spots did not burn out and the image was very clean. And the internal ND filters were of great use and did not force me to add on external filters.”

For “Mudhal Nee Mudivum Nee,” Sarang and Siva decided to give the flashback portions of the film a less saturated and glossy look to help capture a feeling of nostalgia. Most of these scenes were shot in daylight to get consistency in the pale visual feel they were looking to achieve and were done with minimal artificial lighting. For the current day scenes in a dark pub, which took up the entire second half of the film, Sarang mostly used low lighting setups and used the URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2’s high dynamic range to get the most out of the darkness.

Sarang explained, “I mostly shot on the native ISO of the camera, but sometimes pushed it up to 1600 ISO. There was not any noise and the camera let me push where I could shoot.”

Following each day’s production, Sarang graded footage according to the agreed upon palette for either flashback or pub scene using DaVinci Resolve Studio editing, color grading, visual effects (VFX) and audio post production software. Final color grading was completed by Naveen Sabapathy, who also used DaVinci Resolve Studio.

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