Pictures tell stories that words cannot.
Makes me want to go to work again already. The weekend can’t come soon enough! #cameraassistant #ac #filmmaking
Ignore everything I’ve posted and check out this sexy beast that I’m AC’ing/learning Sunday-Monday.
ARRI ALEXA plus simulator! Try it now! http://arridev.ixsys.de/fileadmin/adapps/simulator/plus.html
Here’s the two Alexa’s we’ve been shooting with for the past couple of days. We had one Alexa ST with the mirrored shutter and one Alexa Plus 4:3 as we were shooting anamorphic. The big 24-290 was re-housed to be anamorphic and it looked very lovely but lost a stop on the aperture.
The Hobbit has been shot on Red’s Epic cameras. We used prototype cameras in our first weeks of shooting, after conducting extensive testing. They were then replaced with production models as the shoot progressed.
Now, in our last week of shooting, Jim Jannard at Red has sent us an early model of their next generation camera “The Dragon”. The Hobbit is Jim’s favourite book, so I suspect the name is more than a co-incidence!
We won’t be using the Dragon for Hobbit shooting during our last two days, but it gave the camera team a welcome diversion, and they have launched into full-on testing, including having the new camera positioned alongside our Epics so we can compare the two images directly under the same lighting.
Red have singlehandedly pushed digital cinematography into realms undreamed of 5 years ago, and we’re looking forward to getting our first glimpse of images from The Dragon. (Peter Jackson Facebook Post: X )
I dont know what could possibly look more beautiful than the footage from a RED Epic(Seriously, they shoot 120 frames per second at full resolution. That is fast!). However, I want to find out! -grabby hands- GIMME!