It will be interesting to see how out-of-the-box shootable it is at $6000.
In the past it took a lot of additional accessories aka $$$ to make a RED shoot ready, which drove up the price considerably.
>I imagine Kubrick would probably be more of a camera purist (he >used the outdated Mitchell BNC camera throughout his career and >eschewed widescreen ratios because they didn't use the entire >amount of available film stock), but who knows?
- Kubrick was not a career long Mitchell BNC user. He used a Mitchell NC on his early films like Fear and Desire, KIller's Kiss, because at that time the NC was the only reasonably silent and portable 35mm camera available in the USA. NC stands for News Camera and at 40 lbs for the body and another 20-40lbs for the motor it was their 'lightweight' model. A blimped BNC clocks in at almost 100 lbs and would have been completely impractical for his first few low budget films. I know this because I own a Mitchell NC and passed on purchasing a BNC, because it was impractically big for actual shooting. Mitchell cameras dominated the US market, until Panavision came along in the late 1950's. In the beginning Panavision cameras were modified Mitchell NC-R and BNCR cameras. The DNA of current Panavision cameras traces its roots all the way back to the Mitchell movement.
- Kubrick switched to Arriflex once he moved to Europe in the late1950's (Paths of Glory). His favorite camera was the very hand holdable Arri IIc that was a MOS camera and needed to be housed in a blimp for sync sound shooting. From the 70's forward he shot with Arri BL models and later the 535 series. These were silent cameras, although the BL 1 needed a small blimp over the lens. That went away with the BL2 and subsequent models. The 535 is dead silent and still in use.
- Kubrick shot wide screen specialty formats from early on in his career.
Spartacus which was shot in Super Technirama 70 (anamorphic) and distributed on 35 and 70mm prints.
2001: a space odyssey was shot on Super Panavision 70 (65mm) for Cinerama (see Cinerama Dome in Hollywood). Release was in 35mm/70mm prints
Cut the ridiculous and always bad music, dance and comedy numbers instead.
They probably wanted more resolution than the Mini offers to match the Arri 65 footage.
They are using the Canon on a motion control system to shoot a miniature. Look closely at what it is shooting; you can even see the edge of the table the model landscape is sitting on.
Not that many years ago that would have been a Fries modified Mitchell film camera weighing about 60 lbs shooting film.
A quick search of IMDB...
Matthew Jensen, ASC
Cinematographer (29 credits)
Camera and Electrical Department (9 credits)
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