Michael Mann has always been willing to use new technology during the production and post production of his movies. For his latest movie, Public Enemies, starring Johnny Depp and Christian Bale, Michael Mann and DP Dante Spinotti, ASC, tested various digital cameras before settling on Sony’s F-23. They were supported in this pre-production testing by their trusted partner, LaserPacific. Once Michael Mann had settled on the F-23, LaserPacific helped to determine the best camera set-up and workflow.
Working on Public Enemies reunited LaserPacific with Michael Mann and his post producer, Brian Carroll. Just as on Collateral and Miami Vice, LaserPacific provided video dailies for editorial and studio executives along with dailies playback on location. This includes playback of the digital dailies on a calibrated projector in a custom screening room, set up by LaserPacific’s skilled projector engineers.