Checco Varese, ASC, talks with American Cinematographer’s Jim Hemphill about filming Renny Harlin’s 5 Days of War in the Georgian Republic, including shooting in the remote abandoned village of Tsalka, where they cooperated with the Georgian military to recreate a Russian attack using jets, tanks, helicopters, practical explosions and a thousand extras. He also discusses what it was like to shoot with an early iteration of the Red camera.
Episode 31: 5 Days of War
31 minutes | audio
Checco Varese, ASC, cinematographer
Jim Hemphill, host