DP Stefan Duscio shot a spot for Target (Australia) in the rainforests of Byron Shire with the Arri Alexa LF and Arri Signature Prime lenses. That makes it the first Australian television commercial captured with the large-format Alexa LF, per Arri. Duscio said the LF works very similarly to the Alexa SXT, making it a good fit for crews already familiar with the earlier model.
Cinematographer Jonathan Young
is endorsing Anton/Bauer’s Dionic XT LI-ion batteries
after shooting the four-part BBC Two series Mediterranean with Simon Reeve
. The Dionic XT90
and Dionic XT150
are the latest in A/B’s Dionic battery line for broadcast and 14.4V cinema, providing up to 12 amps of continuous power. Young used them during a two-week shoot in Libya where, he said, they stood up to particularly rough treatment.
moved production for its 20th season to Tyler Perry Studios
in Atlanta. The show goes live-to-tape at 1080i/59.94 using six Panasonic AK-UC4000 cameras
and the Panasonic AK-UCU600 camera control unit
. Lighting designer Jeff Calderon
, VP of Burbank’s Academy Lighting Consultants
, says one camera is locked on the bailiff, another is on a jib, three more cover the judge and litigants with long lenses, and a sixth camera gets director’s-choice shots as required. Production began this summer and will continue into the fall, with episodes already in syndication.