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.
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?