Sundance Entry 'Havoc' Shot With JVC GY-HD110U

Last weekend filmmaker Robert Lynn previewed his latest film, the horror thriller "Havoc," during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. The commercial motion picture was shot with the GY-HD110U ProHD camcorder from JVC.

The movie was shot at an old, now-empty state prison facility in Tennessee, a site that Lynn said was excessively dusty, and required actors to constantly run up and down staircases to avoid direct hits from paintball guns (part of the deadly plot), according to JVC.

The camera recorded HDV 720p at 24 fps in a ".mov file" set up from the ProHD camcorder to the DR-HD100 ProHD hard-disc recorder. The system had the ability to "drag and drop" captured content into an Apple Final Cut Pro NLE timeline. This capability, said JVC, allows independent producers to simplify their editing and post production.

"Havoc," like Lynn's last project, was shot in one long continuous take, in order to best use the long shot style and implement cuts (including close-ups) into it. No capture log was required.