ARRI dominates the list of cameras chosen to shoot Sundance 2017 movies.
It seems that Sundance filmmakers are quite fond of ARRI. When we analyzed data (via the Sundance Institute and Canon) from 225 films that premiered at Sundance this year, we found that most filmmakers had shot with an Alexa or Amira. Canon cameras were the second most popular choice, followed by Sony and RED. Only one filmmaker shot with a Bolex, one with an iPhone, and one with an Aaton.
As for lenses, Cooke, Zeiss, and Canon were preferred by Sundance filmmakers. Anamorphics and primes were all the rage this year.
The award for "Most Gear Used" goes to Netflix's sci-fi The Discovery, which employed multiple ARRIs, a GoPro Hero, and 16mm, 28mm, 35mm, 45mm, 55mm, 80mm, 110mm, wide, and zoom lenses in its camera package.
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