“Wireless” is probably the best exhibition to date which one‘s Turnstyle technology.
It is a technology that allows video streaming program switch perfectly between scene and portrait mode depending on the direction of your phone. With the other Quibi shows, you get basically two scenes of the same scene – but with “The Untouchable” (produced by Steven Soderbergh), you alternate between traditional cinematic scenes (in the scene) and a protagonist scene. telephone (in portrait).
In this bonus award from the Original Content podcast, director Zach Wechter told me that he and his co-author Jack Seidman wrote the opening script – about a college student who plays Tye Sheridan and who gets stuck in the snow after an accident. just got his iPhone to save him – before he decided on a centralized phone format. But when they heard about Turnstyle, “It just felt like there was a cat in the sky that would allow us to simplify this idea.”
I wondered if he needed to go back and add a bunch of phone contacts to the story, but Wechter said, “It was the opposite. One thing we found in the test was that when the phone plot went really fast, it would be difficult. because these two perspectives happen at the same time. ”
So in reality it meant “reducing the inside of the plan happening on the phone” so that viewers would not get lost.
If you’re wondering which mode to focus on when you’re watching, Wechter has a few simple tips: “Go with your stomach.” He said he had a “road map” for when he hoped to get viewers to turn their phones – like when there is an informational voice or Sheridan stands on his phone – “but I think the most important thing about the experience is this “It simply came to our notice then that this was not the case.”
Wechter described the making of the show – especially a feature film divided into 10-minute episodes or less – as the shooting of “two films that had to dance together” in just 19 days. He made things even harder by insisting that all phone / FaceTime calls and even text messages be recorded live, rather than just recording two separate records.
“When I think about directing and my job, really the most basic part of it is making me a comfortable actor, and I think having a visual partner is important,” he said. “It was a long talk about not being able to just pull them off a record and separate them – because it required a lot of need and logistical resources – but it really makes the scenes feel very vivid and realistic.”
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