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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Lights & Camera

Mole Stage
© Jennifer Anise 2011

I ventured to LA not too long ago to take a Cinematography course in Lighting through UCLA Extension, held at the Mole-Richardson soundstage. It ended up being an invaluable experience. [Despite Extension not allowing me to change to taking the course for letter-grade credit--but that's another story.] How often does an independent get to consistently have $1Mn worth of lights and equipment at his/her disposal (insured by UCLA)?

Last week we shot on the ARRI ALEXA Plus (owned by this house: Bertone Visuals) and one of the few Alexas currently upgraded to shoot up to 120fps. A wonderful camera (98% of U.S. TV shows now shoot on it). And ARRI thoughtfully provides an online simulator for users to get familiar with its onboard menu (though the menu is rather straightforward).

Give it a spin:

Bertone's ALEXA
Photo by Marlon Duarte

More to come ...