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Matthias Bolliger Opts For AJA LUT-Box

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Award-winning German cinematographer Matthias Bolliger has captured a number of prominent national and international feature films over the years.
These include 'Chiko', 'Blutzbrüdaz', and 'Boy7', as well as documentaries 'Violinissimo' and 'Cosmic Encounters 3D.'

For Bolliger's latest documentary, 'The School on Magic Mountain,' it recounts the story of one American teacher's mission to equip a group of students with the knowledge and skills to become future leaders.

The principal shooting of the documentary, directed by Radek Wegrzyn and produced by Detailfilm, started in autumn 2014 in Switzerland and Sweden.

With colour playing an integral role, Bolliger turned to an AJA LUT-box Mini-Converter and SONY PMW F5 camera to achieve the desired aesthetic. The F5 afforded Bolliger a versatile, flexible and lightweight camera setup, but enabling full colour control on white balance (warm/cool) and colour shift (green/magenta) required use of F5's CUSTOM-mode, which made camera LUTs challenging to monitor and preview throughout production.

To overcome this hurdle, Bolliger used AJA's LUT-box with the F5, which allowed him to shift the white balance and preview the picture with a self-defined LUT.

He said: "AJA's LUT-box came in handy on several occasions for this production and was very helpful throughout the entire project. We wouldn't have been able to achieve the look and feel we had envisioned for the film without it."

Currently still in production, 'The School on Magic Mountain' is set to debut in the beginning of 2016.

More information on the film can be found here.

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