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ARRI products flourish in Oscar-nominated films

11 January 2013
ARRI products flourish in Oscar-nominated films

Out of nine Best Picture nominees for the Academy Awards this year, seven were shot using ARRI cameras: Amour (pictured), Life of Pi and Zero Dark Thirty were captured digitally with ARRI ALEXA; Les Misérables and Silver Linings Playbook on 35mm with ARRICAM; Argo utilised a combination of both ALEXA and ARRICAM while Beasts of the Southern Wild chose Super 16 with the ARRIFLEX 416 and SR3. Additionally, many of these productions relied on lighting equipment from ARRI. Four out of five films nominated for Best Director were shot with ARRI: Amour (director Michael Haneke), Beasts of the Southern Wild (Benh Zeitlin), Life of Pi (Ang Lee) and Silver Linings Playbook (David O. Russell).  Life of Pi also received a Best Cinematography nomination for Claudio Miranda, ASC, competing with Skyfall, shot by Roger Deakins ASC, BSC on ALEXA Studio, Plus and M cameras. In the category of Visual Effects, two of the five nominated films (Life of Pi and Marvel’s The Avengers) were made with ALEXA cameras, proving that the quality and detail of ALEXA excels under the most demanding VFX requirements on the biggest films. Under Best Foreign Film, four out of five films used ARRI cameras: Amour, Kon-Tiki, A Royal Affair and War Witch. All of these features utilised ALEXA except for A Royal Affair, which relied on ARRICAM. Life of Pi received 11 total nominations. Les Misérables, Silver Linings Playbook, Argo, Skyfall, Zero Dark Thirty and Beasts of the Southern Wild additionally received multiple nods. In other ARRI news, the company has released Pro Camera Accessories for Sony’s new F5 and F55 cameras, making them fully compatible with ARRI support and all industry-standard matte box and follow focus systems. The accessories include a base plate, top plate, the Viewfinder Adapter VFA-1 and a shoulder pad. – Jake Youngwww.arri.com

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