#2: "Tristan + Isolde" [2003]

 

   


ARTUR REINHART   PSC

 

Born: 24 March 1965, Kluczbork, Opolskie, Poland.

Education: PWSFTviT, Lódz, Poland [1988-92].

Career: Ph & dir commercials.

Appeared in the doc 'Wiecej swiatla. Festiwal Operatorów Filmowych Camerimage '97' [1997, Piotr Lazarkiewicz; ph: Adam Sikora; 54m].

Awards: Camerimage 'Golden Frog' Award [1994] for 'Wrony'; Camerimage 'Golden Frog' nom [1998] & Polish FF, Gdynia, 'Golden Lion (Zlote Lwy) Best Cinematography' [1998] for 'Nic'; Camerimage 'Golden Frog' nom [2005] & Polish FF, Gdynia, 'Golden Lion Best Cinematography' [2005] for 'Jestem'; Polish FF, Gdynia, 'Golden Lion Best Cinematography' [2010] & Plus Camerimage 'Golden Frog' Award [2010] for 'Wenecja'; ASC TV Award nom [2012] for 'Hatfields & McCoys'.

Website: Arthur Reinhart


'Hatfields & McCoys' [2011]: With only 69 days to shoot a 3-part miniseries, knowing exactly how he [Artur Reinhart] would achieve the series' very specific look was the first safely crossed hurdle on a challenging course. Determining that technology would aid his needs, Reinhart was able to convince the producers to let him switch to the RED Epic camera instead of the ARRI ALEXA which was originally prescribed to the shoot. With an incredibly tight post schedule, roughly 80% of all DI and color correction had to be done on set, Reinhart knew the Epic's RAW format would aid in this task. He was able to do some test shooting on the sets with the actors and costumes, and achieve the exact finish required for the scenes. He then developed a look-up table where he could illustrate to director Kevin Reynolds the look of each sequence prior to shooting. "Kevin [Reynolds] saw very close to the final look, and this gave him a precise idea of what I was going for," said Reinhart. "This saved a lot of time, and Kevin was very happy."

Shooting on location in Romania presented a number of logistical and aesthetic problems. Many trees in Romania are not indigenous to the United States, so he had to be extremely conscious of what the camera captured. And with roughly two hours of daylight each day, there was little room for error. Many of the film's mid-day interior shots actually occurred in the darkness. To ensure the lighting looked as natural and realistic as possible, especially with so many sunless shots, Reinhart worked closely with the production designer to maximize the opportunities settings could provide. Since many of the structures were built from scratch, Reinhart helped the design team incorporate light spaces and rigging throughout the structures where lights could be mounted or holes where they could pass through. "We pre-rigged lights, then covered the lights with set dressing," said Reinhart. "Pre-rigging really helped save time and overcome problems."

Green screen work also played into the complexity of the shoot. Prior to shooting, Reinhart anticipated some digital replacements would be required, such as masking modern, non-American buildings. However, green screens were also instrumental in replacing the windows in buildings to represent daytime scenes during night time shoots. With the visual effects company in Canada, communication was not immediate and many of their needs had to be anticipated. Reinhart relied upon his previous experience with CG and was able to set up trackers accurately. He also provided extensive notes and screen grabs so the VFX company would be as prepared as possible. [From article by Marjorie Galas on the LA 411 website.]


 FILMS AT THE PWSFTviT

1988

Top - Art [Michal Zablocki] c; short/7m

1989

Elegia dla jednej pani [Dariusz Jablonski] tvm/21m; cph: Romuald Lewandowski, Wanda Pietrzak, a.o.

1989

Rece [Michal Zablocki] tvm/13m

1989

Wrony [Rainer Schaupp] c; short/4m

1989

Skad krasnoludki wziely swoje czerwone kapturki? [Witold Iwaszkiewicz; tvm] c.asst; ph: Krzysztof Hejke

1990

Wege-Bereiter. Erinnerung an Jerzy Bossak [Rainer Schaupp] b&w; doc/5m

1991

Podroz [Pawel Lozinski] b&w; short/9m

1991

Czas na granicy/Zeit an der Grenze [Rainer Schaupp; doc] c.op; ph: Krzysztof Hejke

1991

Godzina [Michal Zablocki] c; short/6m

1991

Zbieg [Michal Zablocki & Artur Reinhart] c; short/8m

 

 FILMS & TELEVISION

1990

Widmo [Witold Iwaszkiewicz] c; short/9m; cph: Andrzej Czeranowski

1991

Miejsce urodzenia/Birthplace [Pawel Lozinski] 16mm/c; doc/47m; co-prod PWSFTviT

1992

89 mm od Europy [Marcel Lozinski] 16mm/b&w; doc/12m; cph: Jacek Petrycki

1993

Pora na czarownice/A Time for Witches [Piotr Lazarkiewicz] c

1993

Taranthriller [Miroslaw Dembinski] c; short/52m; cph: Pawel Edelman

1994

Wrony/The Crows [Dorota Kedzierzawska] c; 66m; + co-ed

1994

Prowokator/Provocateur [Krzysztof Lang] c

1995

100 lat w kinie/100 Years of Polish Cinema [Pawel Lozinski] c; tv-doc/62m

1995

Wszystko moze sie przytrafic/Anything Can Happen [Marcel Lozinski] c; doc/39m

1995

Für immer und immer [Hark Bohm] c

1996

Bandyta/Brute [Maciej Dejczer] c; cph: Marian Prokop

1998

Nic/Nothing [Dorota Kedzierzawska] c; + co-prod/co-ed/still ph

2002

[Frank Herbert's] Children of Dune [Greg Yaitanes] 3-part tv-miniseries; 2uc: Miro Gábor

 

[Right] with Kevin Reynolds [pointing] - "Tristan + Isolde"

 

2003

Tristan + Isolde [Kevin Reynolds] s35-to-35mm/c; 2uc: Miro Gábor; released in 2006

2004

Jestem/I Am [Dorota Kedzierzawska] c; + prod/co-ed

2006

Pora umierac/Time to Die [Dorota Kedzierzawska] b&w; + co-prod/co-prod des/co-ed

2007

A gdyby tak sie stalo/And If That Happens [Marcel Lozinski] c; doc/38m; cph: Jacek Blawut

2008

Jutro bedzie lepiej [Dorota Kedzierzawska] c; + (exec) prod/prod des/co-ed

2009

Wenecja/Venice [Jan Jakub Kolski] c; also 3-part tv-miniseries, 2015

2011

Hatfields & McCoys [Kevin Reynolds] 3-part tv-miniseries/RED Epic-to-HD; 2uc: Gabriel Kosuth; for History Channel; see above

2012

Inny swiat/Another World [Dorota Kedzierzawska] c; doc/97m; + prod/co-scrpl/co-ed

2014

Texas Rising [Roland Joffé] 5-part tv-miniseries/RED Epic Dragon (scope), 2015; 2uc: Luis David Sansans; for History Channel

2017

Zuzel [Dorota Kedzierzawska] c

 

 MISCELLANEOUS

1992

Listopad/November [Lukasz Karwowski] c.op (+ Steadicam op); ph: Pawel Edelman

1992

Psy/Pigs [Wladyslaw Pasikowski] c.op (+ Steadicam op); ph: Pawel Edelman

1992

Enak [Slawomir Idziak; tvm] co-spph; ph: Andrzej Jaroszewicz

1992

Das letzte U-Boot/The Last U-Boat [Frank Beyer; tvm] c.op; ph: Witold Sobocinski