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Old February 1st, 2013, 10:50 AM   #1
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What cameras did the Sundance entries use?

Here's a list:

Sundance 2013: List of Cameras Directors Used Shows Variety

Lots of Arris, Canons, REDs and Sonys. The usual suspects. Very few film cameras.
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Old February 1st, 2013, 11:11 AM   #2
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Alexa on mine (Hell Baby)...
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To wit: Hell Baby - Festival Program | Sundance Institute
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Old February 1st, 2013, 11:24 AM   #4
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Laughing at the picture on that page--that's from the set of "Children's Hospital". Guess they couldn't find a still of Lake directing her feature so they figured that one would do.
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False advertising... d'oh!
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Old February 1st, 2013, 12:14 PM   #6
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I want to thank you for posting this link & for James DeRuvo from doddleme.com for compiling the list. I, like many people on this board, am a camera gear junkie, pixel peeper & love this stuff.

BUT, if you want to get a film into Sundance & you're looking at this list to see what camera to buy, you're focusing on the wrong thing.

Talent is more important than tools.

I'm guessing the the people using iPhones & GoPros have just as much (or more) story telling talent than the guys using a Red or Arri.

I think this list shows we're in a liberating & exciting time for film making that it is a lot more about talent than tool.

Hundreds of years ago, on a few elite had the ability to publish a book. Today, anyone in the first world can afford a computer & word processor. But just because you have MS Word, doesn't mean you're going to write the next great American novel.
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Old February 1st, 2013, 12:40 PM   #7
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More than anything else, I think this has been the prevailing mantra for DV Info Net over the past eleven years since we first went online. It's always worth repeating!
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Old February 1st, 2013, 03:08 PM   #8
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Talent over tools is about to change... Jim Jannard just announced the Daniel Day Lewis module for Red that will reduce the need for talented actors by 30-40% by enhancing their delivery in camera. Because its RAW you'll be able to change mood and tone in post.

Also... did I see the XL1 in that list?
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Talent is more important than tools.
I won't disagree with that - but they should be regarded as two totally separate matters. If it was a choice of best tools OR best talent, then yes - go for the talent.

But it's rarely if ever an either/or choice. Surely the optimum is good talent *AND* good tools?
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Talent over tools is about to change... Jim Jannard just announced the Daniel Day Lewis module for Red that will reduce the need for talented actors by 30-40% by enhancing their delivery in camera. Because its RAW you'll be able to change mood and tone in post.
Thats nothing. Canon have just announced their new line of Hilary Swank Series Lenses. It instantly makes all your movies more Swanky, but as an unfortunate side effect the DOP is likely to stiff the Camera Operators in his acceptance speech.
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Old February 2nd, 2013, 08:56 AM   #11
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After seeing 21 films at this Sundance, I was surprised how many were still shot on film.
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Old February 2nd, 2013, 09:58 AM   #12
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There aren't that many shot on film in that list.
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Old February 3rd, 2013, 09:29 AM   #13
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That is because that "list" is by no means the complete list of films. Examples I can remember offhand from the US Dramatic competition that were shot on film:

In a World...
Ain't Them Bodies Saints
Toy's House
Fruitvale (Award winner in 2 categories)

And non-competition Premiere films like jOBS and Sweetwater were also shot on film

There were many more - I was shocked when the credits rolled to see so many shot on film. I did view most of the big films at the Eccles venue though and did not see shorts and most docs though.
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I won't disagree with that - but they should be regarded as two totally separate matters. If it was a choice of best tools OR best talent, then yes - go for the talent.

But it's rarely if ever an either/or choice. Surely the optimum is good talent *AND* good tools?
And let's add "the story"?
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Old February 4th, 2013, 03:40 PM   #15
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Last year's Sundance hit Searching For Sugarman was shot with a Sony EX1. Great story, great film shot with a cheap but great camera! And maybe getting an Oscar!
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