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Better Call Saul Premieres on AMC

February 06, 2015

Better Call Saul Premieres Feb 8th, Shot on RED
Better Call SaulPhoto Courtesy of AMC Network Entertainment LLC

Better Call Saul is the highly anticipated spin-off from Breaking Bad creator, Vince Gilligan. Scheduled to premiere on February 8th, Better Call Saul is a story of the “trials and tribulations” of criminal defense lawyer, Saul Goodman (played by actor, Bob Odenkirk), six years prior to the Breaking Bad storyline. Shot on the EPIC DRAGON, the ‘prequel’ is set in Albuquerque, New Mexico and follows Goodman—known then as Jimmy McGill—during his career as a public defender.

It’s only been a couple of years since the finale with Walter White, but standards for delivery formats are changing rapidly, and there are now more 4K content providers than ever before. When Breaking Bad (2008–2013) was in production, it was filmed on Super 35, converted to a 2K Digital Intermediate (DI), and intended for a Full HD (1080p) delivery format. Instead of the 35mm source format, Better Call Saul is shot on the EPIC DRAGON, meaning a 6K RAW source that can be used for stabilization, special effects, and other creative freedoms in post-production—before being transocded to a 2K Digital Intermediate (master format). Early reviewers account that Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould are keeping a very similar look and feel, using golden filters and wide angles.

Tune in to AMC for the two-night series premiere on Sunday, February 8th, and Monday, February 9th, at 10/9c. Learn more at www.bettercallsaul.com.