ARRI endorses B-Mount as a universal 24V battery standard

ARRI announces its endorsement of B-Mount as a universal 24 V battery industry standard. The new B-Mount battery interface, as used in current and future ARRI cameras and lights, is rapidly being adopted as a brand-agnostic industry standard, bringing benefits to ARRI customers and the entire global industry. B-Mount, developed by bebob, is a documented … Read more

Watch Ben Seresin BSC ASC discuss his experience shooting Chaos Walking

Ben Seresin ASC BSC discussed the making of Chaos Walking with ARRI Rental upon the film’s release on VOD. Chaos Walking is directed by Doug Liman from a screenplay by Patrick Ness and Christopher Ford. It is based on the science fiction book trilogy ‘Chaos Walking’, adapting its first instalment, ‘The Knife of Never Letting Go’ by … Read more

ARRI mourns the loss of Max Welz

ARRI legend Max Welz has passed away at the age of 95. He began his first day at ARRI on 1 August 1945, as the company’s 50th employee since its inception. Welz remained true to ARRI for the next 62 years and still holds the company record for years of service. After starting as a … Read more

Exploring the making of Search Party with DP Jonathan Furmanski

Mark London Williams catches up with DP Jonathan Furmanski to discuss his work on the ever-evolving series and how his documentary experience informs his narrative productions. “Search Party,” its director of photography, Jonathan Furmanski asserts, “is a small show, and moves at a very quick pace.” Though in terms of visibility, it’s definitely getting bigger. … Read more

ARRI appoints Stephan Schenk General Manager Global Sales & Solutions

Stephan Schenk, as General Manager Global Sales & Solutions, has taken over responsibility for the worldwide sales and service of ARRI’s hardware products as well as the company’s solutions business. This newly created position aims to combine and align the sales and service activities across all ARRI product groups and expand the systems business across … Read more

ARRI unveils Amira Live for multi-camera applications

The new version of ARRI’s Amira camera – the Amira Live – is designed specifically for multi-camera live broadcasts. It eliminates external cabling between the camera body and the fiber adapter, resulting in a cleaner and more reliable configuration for live productions. Along with a new, feature-rich software update and the VMM-1 onboard monitor, AMIRA … Read more

ARRI’s Remote Solutions toolkit allows productions to resume work safely and immediately

ARRI’s new Remote Solutions is a powerful toolkit that can be customised to meet near-set and off-set workflows. The remote production ecosystem allows professionals to safely get back to work without compromising operational and creative control. With a complete system of connected ARRI cameras, lights, remote heads, and accessories, ARRI Remote Solutions offers workflows that … Read more

Filmmaker Dekel Berenson and DP Volodymyr Ivanov explore their creative collaboration on Anna

Israeli born British filmmaker Dekel Berenson is inspired by the stories of brave and determined women worldwide. Karen Pyudik finds out about his latest creation Anna and collaboration with Ukranian DP Volodymyr Ivanov. Dekel Berenson wanted to construct Anna out of the five stories connected thematically, with his creative analysis theme being individuals who experience … Read more

Cooke S7/i Full Frame Plus lenses add visual clarity to Behind Her Eyes

Cinematographer Felix Wiedemann, BSC chose Cooke Optics’ S7/i Full Frame Plus prime lenses to shoot Behind Her Eyes, a six-part mystery-drama for Netflix. Based on the eponymous novel by Sarah Pinborough, the story follows Louise, a single mum with a son and a part-time job in a psychiatrist’s office. Louise begins an affair with her … Read more

ARRI Lighting strengthens product management with Markus Klüsener and Dan Reed

ARRI Lighting has welcomed two new team members – Markus Klüsener as senior product manager, Lighting and Dan Reed as product manager, Lighting Products, Network, and Software Control, strengthening ARRI’s business unit specialising in lighting systems. Together with Florian Bloch, head of Product Management, Klüsener and Reed will work closely with the team in Germany … Read more

Annika Summerson / Mogul Mowgli

CULTURE CLASH Annika Summerson / Mogul Mowgli CULTURE CLASH Annika Summerson / Mogul mowgli BY: Zoe Mutter In-depth research, artistic inspiration and flexibility for improvisation ensured cinematographer Annika Summerson’s lensing of Bassam Tariq’s first long-form fiction production was authentic and organic. Mogul Mowgli sees director Bassam Tariq and writer/lead Riz Ahmed team up to tell … Read more

ARRI adds a bright new light to the LED universe

With the new Orbiter LED light, ARRI presents an innovative LED lighting system featuring inter-changeable optics and light control accessories, that can function as a spotlight as well as a soft light. “The Orbiter is not simply a new LED light but a multi-faceted system that will be complemented by a range of further accessories,” … Read more

Cooke Panchro/i Classic brings vintage look to Fugitive Dreams

For cinematographer Peter Simonite, ASC, CSC lensing the drama Fugitive Dreams meant needing a vintage look — but a look that was also consistent between lenses. To accomplish this, he chose the Cooke Optics Panchro/i Classic to give director and writer Jason Neulander the exact look he wanted for the film. Fugitive Dreams, based on … Read more

Powerful dance sequences help tell the story in Audrey: More Than an Icon

Feature documentary Audrey: More Than an Icon explores the life of Hollywood star, fashion icon and humanitarian Audrey Hepburn through a mixture of interviews, archive footage and narrative scenes. Cinematographer Simona Susnea shares the creative and technical production processes behind the powerful dance sequences inspired by Hepburn’s love of ballet that support the narrative and … Read more

DaVinci Resolve makes the grade for Amulet

Amulet follows homeless ex-soldier Tomaz (Gods Own Country’s Alec Secaraenu), as he uncovers paranormal terrors after taking a job helping a young woman and her dying mother. “We wanted to create a film with a strong visual sensibility that inspired a visceral response and played on expectation of the horror genre,” begins director of photography, … Read more

ARRI opens new company headquarters in Munich

Since its establishment in 1917, ARRI’s historical location in Munich’s Tuerkenstrasse has been the main hub of activity for the business. Now, the globally active company is relocating its headquarters and the entire Camera Systems division to Munich’s Parkstadt Schwabing. On 6 October 2020, Judith Gerlach, Bavarian State Minister for Digital Affairs and also responsible … Read more

ARRI announces new EF Mount (LBUS) for large-format and Super 35 cameras

To extend the benefits of using EF mount lenses to large-format motion picture productions, ARRI has redesigned its EF mount with a wider light baffle and LBUS connector, allowing it to cover the large-format sensor of the Alexa Mini LF, as well as the Super 35 sensors of the Alexa Mini and Amira. The new … Read more

Legacy of Lies gets blockbuster treatment

“Anamorphic was a must to give us that blockbuster look,” said Rowling who tested a number of lenses based on what would be available from Patriot Rental in the Ukraine for location shooting before choosing Cooke Anamorphic/i zooms. “I knew what the Cooke lenses were capable of [since] I used them on my first anamorphic … Read more

DP James Kniest on The Haunting of Bly Manor

After an au pair’s tragic death, the owner of an English country Manor, Henry Wingrave, hires a young nanny to care for his orphaned niece and nephew. But all is not as it seems as centuries of dark secrets of love and loss are waiting to be unearthed. Horror series The Haunting of Bly Manor … Read more