Getting a buttery smooth tracking shot requires special camera gear, like a Steadicam rig. It also requires a skilled operator, very unlike the man in this video. Demonstrating a stabilizing rig at the recent Cine Gear Expo in LA, he failed to keep a secure hold on the Arri digital cinema camera it was supporting, …
It's always fun seeing how huge-budget Hollywood films were shot, and what equipment they use. SetLife magazine created a list of just what cameras and lenses were used on each film nominated for 2014 Best Picture and Best Cinematography nominees. It's not without some surprises.
How's about a little corporate espionage to start your day?
German company Arri
A former worker at German company Arri, a giant in the TV and film camera industry, has plead guilty to hacking the emails of their competitor Band Pro Film and Digital. Mmm, like espresso...
The new ARRI Alexa, a $60,000 professional 2K camera, shows off its chops in this gorgeous footage of a violin maker at work. The amazing part? You're seeing the camera working with the light of two, 100W desk lamps.
I may never shoot on an ARRI Alexa camera—after all, it'll cost around $60,000 this summer—but a man can dream, can't he?