India: A new camera comes shooting
When cinematographer-cum-producer SPS Gugan decided to do something different for his next flick after Madurai to Theni Vazhi Andipatti, two things were on his mind.
First, the film should be of good quality than his earlier one, which was shot with an HDV camera. Second, it should be cost-effective.
Finally, he zeroed in on the HDSLR (High Definition Single-Lens Reflex) Camera.After getting his hands on one, he did test shoots and then saw the test print in Mumbai.
“The result was satisfying and that’s how we decided to shoot Sanikizhamai Sayangalam 5 Mani using an HDSLR camera. It’s a first, not only in Tamil cinema but in Indian cinema as well,” says Gugan, who is also the producer of the film.