Ferguson Sauve-Rogan, DP/cinematographer on upcoming film Hero Punk chose portable power solutions from Anton/Bauer to power up his rig. Over half of the film is being shot on a 1100 sqft. green screen and the director heavily relies on post production VFX tools to bring the digital world to life.
During filming, Rogan selected several Anton/Bauer DIONIC 90 batteries, as well as Gold Mount solutions, to power the three monitors and Zacuto Z-Finder EVF that accompany the Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera being deployed for the production. Other equipment used on-set includes RED EPIC cameras, Canon DSLRs and 35mm film.
“Sure, we could run cable, but there are so many already in the studio that I don’t want to add to the cable clutter on the floor,” commented Rogan. “I have recently been finding myself shooting more on the Blackmagic Digital Cinema Camera, which has an internal battery that can’t be removed. Since it has a shorter life span than what I require, this forces me to go after a more professional battery solution. On Hero Punk, the Anton/Bauer DIONIC 90 batteries allow me to power a ridiculous amount of accessories on my camera so that the director and his staff can have a video village.”
Anton/Bauer’s DIONIC 90 offers a realtime display that continually updates the operator on remaining run-time and the state of the current charge. Weighing 1.8 pounds, the DIONIC 90 can be transported under the IATA and DOT safety regulations. The 95Wh battery can handle a maximum load of 6 A, and offers run times ranging from six hours at 15W to 1.75 hours at 50W.
“On all the broadcast work I’ve done, we’ve always had Anton/Bauer on the back with the company’s Gold Mount, and it just feels more solid. It doesn’t move at all while we’re operating. I started requesting Gold Mounts and DIONIC 90’s almost a year ago and I’ve been a fan ever since,” concluded Rogan.