Reed Morano, ASC
On Little Birds, we wanted a look that combined a John Ford western with the color and grain of a William Eggleston photograph. Shooting 2 perf on a Panavision Gold II and Platinum gave us that widescreen frame to showcase the desolate landscape of the Salton Sea. At times, our composition would be evocative of a western — playing characters on each side of the frame. In post, we selectively saturated colors in the frame so that they would seem to pop out, inspired by Eggleston’s photography.