May 1, 2012
By Asia Image
The long-anticipated sequel to Pitch Black and The Chronicles of Riddick, tentatively titled Riddick, employed Codex recording and workflow technologies from Michel Trudel Inc., the operators of Canada’s largest production studio. The film used Codex Onboard recorders to capture ARRIRAW data from two ARRI Alexa cameras, and a Codex Transfer Station for on-set dailies processing, back-up and deliverables production.
Riddick reunites director David Twohy and cinematographer David Eggby, ACS, who both worked on the franchise’s first film Pitch Black. Principal photography was completed on four stages with full sets. The sets described alien landscapes that filled the entire floor space and allowed Eggby and his crew to shoot 360-degrees. One stage alone was rigged with more than 500 feet of green screen material.