The movie was shot with ARRI D20s. "Originally I was
adamant about using film cameras," said Amin. "If we couldn't
get 35 millimeter then I wanted to go with 16 mm at least. I had
shot enough video and I just didn't want anything about this
film to look cheap." But one of the challenges facing the
production was the fact that there are no film labs in Jordan.
"My producer David Pritchard and cinematographer Ray Peschke
talked me into looking at digital cameras. When I first saw and
handled the D20 I knew this was the real deal. We could use 35
mm lenses with it and Ray was keen to use it. After spending a
day playing with the camera at Clairmont, I was sold."
Clark Graff of Gigapix Studios was brought along to supervise
the pipeline. "Clark is amazing. He knows how to get things
done. When the gear arrived in Amman a lot of it had been
damaged in transit and would not work."
"Clark and Urban Olsson,
our assistant technical director, just rolled up their sleeves
and got to work - for days. By five o'clock the evening before
shooting was scheduled to begin, we were good to go."
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