'‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Cinematographer Pushed Camera Technology Limits to

Cinematographer Pushed Camera Technology Limits to

“I feel

like what we gave is, you’re on IMAX-quality cameras – we worked hard to be

“I feel

like it was – I mean it made it a lot of work for the editors

The shoot,

which also made use of the Naval Air Station Lemoore in Central California, was committed

Getting Sony

cameras adapted to fit into a fighter was central to the plan, he says – allowing

“I helped

design the original camera too – I went to Japan and there were a bunch of

And then

it was still kind of too big for us so we worked on it and

It was

actually originally for the chase jet and we wanted to get a bigger lens in

Of the

special 6K Sony mini camera, Miranda says, “Originally, they gave us one

“But I

was there constantly, saying, ‘What’s this?’ I found an old version of an F-18

I was

very attracted to that because it had a glare shield that was flat

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