MPS Supported Everybody Wants Some!! Hits Theaters
Photo credit: Van Redin
MPS proudly supplied camera and lenses for Richard Linklater’s newest movie Everybody Wants Some!!, now hitting theaters across the country. The movie, which has been touted as a “spiritual sequel” to the Austin-shot 1993 film Dazed and Confused, is a rollicking good time through a slice of college life in 1980. It specifically chronicles the antics of a baseball team in their last weekend of freedom before the start of the fall semester. EWS was shot primarily in Austin and Bastrop and features many local actors including former pro baseball player Juston Street.
The movie was produced by long-time MPS friend Producer Ginger Sledge who previously utilized MPS services on features including Dark Places, Parkland, Bernie, and As Cool As I Am. Our buddy DP Shane Kelly shot on the ARRI Alexa Plus with Cooke S4 primes and Angenieux Optimo zooms (the 24-290mm, 28-76mm, and 45-120mm). Cooke has been making lenses since the 1890s, so they know a thing or two about creating a superb image. The “Cooke Look” is an industry recognized term for what these lenses bring to the table: a natural warmth to skin tones, smooth contrast, outstanding resolution, or as Cooke puts it, a “sharp, subtle, smooth rendering that provides dimensionality and high contrast, and pleases the eye.” The Angenieux Optimo zooms boast extremely fast aperture speeds with no ramping, impressive contrast and color reproduction, and a superior level of optical performance across the entire range.
Theses lenses paired perfectly with the ARRI Alexa Plus, which is known for creating a film-like, organic look with extended, clean highlights and natural skin tones. A perfect fit for a charming, comedic period piece!
“The Austin film community is so lucky to have Rick, Ginger and Shane,” says Meredith Stephens, VP of Business Development at MPS. “The movies they produce are extraordinary, and they’re a dream to work with.” We always love being a part of Ginger, Shane, and Rick’s projects, and we can’t wait to see what they do next. In the meantime, go take a trip down memory lane and check out Everybody Wants Some!! It’s a hoot.
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