Articles tagged "filmmaking"

ARRI starts certified pre-owned program for second hand cinema cameras

Cinema camera manufacturer Arri has started a certified sales program for used Alexa bodies. The company says these pre-owned Alexa Plus and Classic models have gone through extensive servicing and testing before being put on sale.

This Lamborghini is ‘the world’s fastest purpose-built camera car’

What do you get when you combine a Lamborghini Huracan with $500,000 dollar gimbal setup? You get "the world’s fastest purpose-built camera car."

Video: This is the story behind Canon's $78,000 CINE-SERVO 50-1000mm lens

In 2010, wildlife filmmaker Ivo Nörenberg asked Canon to create a lens with a seemingly impossible set of specifications. Four years later, Canon delivered the $78,000 CINE-SERVO 50-1000mm T5.0-8.9 lens.

Moment launches anamorphic lens and other gear for smartphone filmmakers

Smartphone accessory maker Moment has launched a new product line targeted specifically at mobile filmmakers. The lineup includes an anamorphic lens, a gimbal counterweight, and a smartphone filter mount.

Frozen Warriors: Capturing the mighty musk ox in its natural habitat

Photographer Chris Schmid recently embarked on an ambitious project to document one of the most resilient animals on Earth: the musk ox. He hopes his film and photos will highlight this arctic animal's plight, and raise awareness around the effects of climate change.

eMotimo motion control kit motorizes your Dana Dolly for a lot less

eMotimo has introduced a motion control kit that motorizes the popular Dana Dolly using an eMotimo spectrum ST4 for a massive range of control. Together, the kit starts around $4,250, compared to the $15K to $20K of current industry-standard set-ups.

$2,500 Sony a7S II vs $50,000 ARRI Alexa Mini: Can you tell the difference?

Our friends at ShareGrid recently put the affordable filmmaking favorite Sony a7SII up against a monster: the $50,000+ ARRI Alexa Mini. Can you tell the difference in their side-by-side test footage?

Chances are you'll never see Dunkirk the way Christopher Nolan intended

Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk has been receiving great reviews, but it's a challenge to see it in its full glory. This handy infographic reveals the aspect ratio chaos that is wrought as the industry retreats from film.

What gear do filmmakers rent most often?

Brent from ShareGrid rounds up the 10 most common products filmmakers are renting from one another for productions; chances are good you own one or more of them.

These are the four cameras that won Oscars in 2017

Before things got really confusing at the 89th Academy Awards last night, we got an overview of the Oscars given out earlier in the month at the Scientific and Technical Awards including four cinema cameras that helped usher in the digital era. Read more