There is an engrained visual look to Barry Jenkin’s “Moonlight” that has captivated audiences and critics. James Laxton (Director of Photography) had a vision of creating dreamlike visuals that immerse audiences into the color and light of the Miami streets. Laxton was able to pull vivid, beautiful colors from the talent using a large sensor Alexa XT Plus 4:3 cameras, and a bold approach to lighting.
High-performance optics Hawk V-Lite (2x) and Optimo 30-72 A-2x Zoom lenses helped capture the perfect shot while minimizing distortion and increase both definition and contrast over the entire image.
VER Camera provided camera equipment, and camera prep services.
Alexa XT Plus 4:3 Cameras
Hawk V-Lite (2x) Anamorphic Prime Lenses
Angenieux Anamorphic zooms, including the Optimo 30-72mm A-2x Lens
VER Camera Prep Services
Read a full interview with James Laxton discussing Moonlight at FilmMakerMagazine.com.