Winner: Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture Drama
Nominated: Academy Award for Best Motion Picture of the Year
Nominated: BAFTA for Best British Film
Nominated: BAFTA for Best Cinematography
I shot 5 weeks of Bohemian Rhapsody including the VFX unit and additional photography. For the VFX unit we shot individual crowd members on greenscreen from a multi camera array that allowed Double Negative to create and manipulate a crowd of real people known as Sprites. This was for all the crowds at the various concerts culminating in Live Aid.
I also shot large groups of crowd from a Technocrane to create the various stages of the opening shot that starts from a birdseye view of Wembley and ends on a close up of Freddie.
The additional photography was a mixture of Technocrane and handheld coverage of the Live Aid crowd directed by Dexter Fletcher that allowed them to include almost the entire performance in the film.
Director: Dexter Fletcher
Producers: Graham King, Dennis O'Sullivan, Richard Hewitt
Production Company: 20th Century Fox
VFX Supervisor: Paul Norris
VFX Producer: Tim Field
Gaffer: John Clarke
Grip: David Cadwallader
Focus Puller: Ian Coffey
Clapper Loader: Maiya Rose
DIT: Ollie Martin
Shot On: Arri Alexa 65, DNA Primes, Zeiss Zooms