05 Oct 2012

IBC 2012: Roger Deakins on the Arri Alexa

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We're pretty sure Arri doesn't need any help from us to sell their popular Alexa cameras, but we found this clip from an Arri-staged event at IBC 2012 that features Roger Deakins, the award-winning Chief Cinematographer on Skyfall.

He talks about how, in his view, film is a thing of the past.

What's fascinating here is that he doesn't talk about resolution, so much as the look and feel of the material. In fact, he seems more concerned about grain patterns than the sheer number of pixels.

Remember - the Alexa has a nominal 2K resolution!

Parts 1, 2 and 3 below:

David Shapton

David is the Editor In Chief of RedShark Publications. He's been a professional columnist and author since 1998, when he started writing for the European Music Technology magazine Sound on Sound. David has worked with professional digital audio and video for the last 25 years.

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