What kind of look or feel did you and the director want for "Without Remorse"?
I can't remember that we discussed a specific look that would blanket the entire film, but rather we discussed each sequence with the concern of making our versions of Syria, Russia, and Washington DC believable. Reality is a murky concept when it comes to filmmaking, but we still tried to achieve what we felt reality should look like -- probably by not doing anything that would bring too much attention to the way it was filmed, like a distinctive special look.
Why did you decide on a mix of ALEXA 65 and ALEXA Mini LF, and did you use the same lenses across both formats?
After doing "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald" with the ALEXA 65, I wanted to keep using this tool which gives us the benefit of a higher quality 'letterbox' format, using spherical lenses rather than anamorphics.
The ALEXA Mini LF was used for specific shots when a lighter or smaller body was necessary, such as Steadicam setups and some underwater scenes. It performed well and I didn't have any problems matching one with the other. We used Leitz Thalia lenses across the two formats, with the full kit coming from ARRI Rental Berlin, who gave us all the support we needed.