Joker


If you want to learn more about the choices of colors in Joker I highly recommend reading this article with cinematographer Lawrence Sher and director Todd Phillips. Even though the behind the footage was not always easy to work with I mostly used my basic node tree. Except for the “bathroom”, “stairs” and “smoking” powergrade where I broke my rule and added some power windows.


PowerGrade: EVERYTHING

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PowerGrade: ALLEY

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PowerGrade: HOSPITAL

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PowerGrade: GRID

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PowerGrade: BATHROOM

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PowerGrade: KISS

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PowerGrade: STAIRS

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PowerGrade: SUBWAY

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PowerGrade: SMOKING

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DIRECTED BY: Todd Phillips
CINEMATOGRAPHY:
Lawrence Sher
PRODUCTION DESIGN:
Mark Friedberg
ART DIRECTION:
Laura Ballinger
COSTUME DESIGN:
Mark Bridges
SET DECORATION:
Kris Moran
COLORIST:
Jill Bogdanowicz
CAST:
Joaquin Phoenix, Zazie Beetz, Robert De Niro, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Glenn Fleshler, Bill Camp, Shea Whigham, Marc Maron

ASPECT RATIO:
1.85 : 1

CAMERA:

Arri Alexa 65, Arri Prime DNA, Prime 65, Prime 65-S, Macro 100, Zeiss Compact Prime, Vintage 765, Canon CN-E, Leica and Nikon Nikkor Lenses
Arri Alexa LF, Arri Prime DNA, Prime 65, Prime 65-S, Macro 100, Zeiss Compact Prime, Vintage 765, Canon CN-E, Leica and Nikon Nikkor Lenses
Arri Alexa Mini (some scenes)

NEGATIVE FORMAT:

35 mm (titles)
Codex
Video (‘Modern Times’ footage and ‘Live With Murray Franklin’ TV footage)

CINEMATOGRAPHIC PROCESS:

ARRIRAW (3.4K) (source format) (some scenes)
ARRIRAW (4.5K) (5.8K) (source format)
Digital Intermediate (4K) (master format)
Dolby Vision

PRINTED FILM FORMAT:

35 mm (spherical) (Kodak Vision 2383)
70 mm (Kodak Vision 2383)
D-Cinema

PRODUCTION:
USA

PRODUCTION COMPANIES:
Warner Bros. Pictures
DC Films
Joint Effort
Bron Creative
Village Roadshow Pictures

DISTRIBUTED BY:
Warner Bros. Pictures

BEHIND THE SCENES:
DVD extra