Tamil film in news for being shot on HDSLR camera
Tamil film Sanikizhamai Sayangalam 5 Mani is in the news for the technology used by the producer-cum-cinematographer SPS Gugan to shoot the film.
The cinematographer whose earlier film was Theni Vazhi Andipatti wanted to do something different in his next movie.
After a lot of search, Gugan zeroed in on the HDSLR (High Definition Single-Lens Reflex) Camera. Once he had his hands on one, he did test shoots and then saw the test print in Mumbai.
Explaining the new technology, Gugan says, “The camera is very cheap compared to the ordinary film camera. A few shots of Slumdog Millionaire were shot using this camera. Even in Hollywood, this camera has not been used to shoot a full-length feature film.”