“Elvis’s Eyes Were Very Special”: Dp Mandy Walker on Elvis

While the use of larger format sensors like the Alexa Lf and the Sony Venice has continued to accelerate—increasingly eclipsing Super35 as the default for robustly budgeted digital cinematography—the sprawling canvas offered by the Alexa 65 has remained more of a specialty, employed by projects seeking a scope of particularly monumental proportions.

That’s exactly how cinematographer Mandy Walker envisioned Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis.

“I remember Baz and I talking about the film really early on and thinking, ‘This character is larger than life,’” said Walker, who also used the Alexa 65 on Mulan and The Mountain Between Us.

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