Arri-news 2011

In the two years since we introduced ALEXA here at IBC, adoption of the system has been widespread and swift. With its simple interface and lightning fast workflows, ALEXA has been embraced in earnest by the television and commercials industries, as well as by motion picture filmmakers. In these pages three ASC cinematographers share their experiences with ALEXA on major films: Caleb Deschanel, ASC; Newton Thomas Sigel, ASC; and Chris Menges, BSC, ASC, who chose to shoot ARRIRAW for unsurpassed image quality. At IBC this year we are launching ALEXA Studio and showcasing prototypes of ALEXA M; these are the next two members of the family. The M is a compact camera head designed for tight shooting situations and optimized for 3D rigs, while the Studio, with its optical viewfinder, combines cutting edge digital image-making with traditional elements of the film cameras that cinematographers know and trust. Our lighting division will also be bringing a lot to the party, including the groundbreaking L-Series LED Fresnels and the new ARRI M40/25, featuring MAX Technology. A complete range of new suspension solutions will be unveiled, along with the ARRISUN 18 Event, our latest addition to the Event lighting series. Meanwhile our ARRISCAN film scanner continues to reach new customers, with its archive tools now helping to preserve historic film collections all over the world. There’ll be further news and surprises during the course of the show – we hope to see you at the ARRI booth. EDITORIAL Dr. Martin Prillmann Franz Kraus DEAR FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES CONTENTS 14 22 CAMERA 4 Chris Menges, BSC, ASC, shoots ARRIRAW 6 ALEXA: 120 fps and ARRI Look Files 14 Ryan Gosling rides with ALEXA in Drive 16 ALEXA Studio and M 20 Killer Joe , shot by ALEXA 22 New ARRI/FUJINON Alura Zooms 24 ARRI Professional Camera Accessories 26 ALEXA: How to Make It in America 28 Master Prime 135 29 Perfect combo: ALEXA and Alura 2 ARRI NEWS