Silent House is about a girl, (Elizabeth Olsen) trapped inside her family’s lakeside retreat and unable to contact the outside world as events become increasingly ominous in and around the house. You may remember the original Silent House, a film entitled La Casa Muda, which wasan Uruguayan Spanish-language horror film released in 2010 and directed by Gustavo Hernández. The original style of the La Casa Muda, was that of one long continuous take. To replicate this, DP Igor Martinovic leaned on the aid of a the 5D Mark II and Redrock Micro.
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Remaking La Casa Muda, a celebrated Uruguayan film that screened at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival was a daunting task for DP Igor Martinovic. It’s not because he lacked experience—he was the cinematographer on the Oscar®-winning doc Man on Wire, as well as the second installment of the IFC trilogy Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1983. The challenge for Martinovic was to replicate what was clearly the most outstanding feature of La Casa Muda, which was the entire film being one continuous shot.
What Martinovic needed was a camera that was small enough to be ultramobile, allowing him to get into the front seat of a car, into the house and then through the labyrinth of rooms inside without stopping. This also meant the camera would have to be lightweight, but still deliver cinematic visuals. The only solution seemed to be the Canon EOS 5D Mark II.
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