Lana Wachowski’s ‘Matrix 4’ Directing Style: ‘Filming on the Fly,’ Using Natural Light, and More
Filming on “The Matrix 4” is complete, and according to Neil Patrick Harris it was unlike other Hollywood action tentpoles of its kind.
In an interview with Variety, the actor detailed Lana Wachowski’s unconventional filmmaking approach to a major studio production.
As Harris explained, “It didn’t feel large because it felt like she was in her sweet spot, which was filming on the fly, filming using natural light.
Sometimes you’d sit around for an hour waiting for the clouds to clear, and then you’d quickly film.”What Harris is describing sounds more like the production of “1917 or “The Revenant” and less like a studio franchise film.
The actor continued, “You’d film pages at a time in 30 minutes and then be done.
You would think that a giant movie would be 100% storyboarded, animatics, and we’d be checking off shots.
I think she lived that before three times over,
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