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The Arri Alexa Classic Camera Shoots Beautiful Films On A Budget

The Arri Alexa classic camera is a 6 year old design but is a totally relevant digital cinema camera!  We have seen the used value of these cameras diminish dramatically over 2016.  All of us in the rental business are scratching our heads about the devaluation of this camera as it shot academy award winning feature films.  This camera probably shot over 5000 feature films and countless TV commercials.  The sensor is fundamentally the same as current Alexa cameras.  For example one of the few differentiators from this camera and the Alexa plus is an extra BNC out.  Most noteworthy the sensor is basically the same!   You can rent this camera at Moving Picture Rental for a lot less than you think.  Feature film prices for the Arri Alexa classic camera body currently are at 750.00 per week.  One of our Arri Alexa classic cameras recently shot the Nicolas Cage directed the feature film, Vengeance: “A Love Story”.  Bottom line is if you are not shooting Arri Raw, and you do not have a need for a smaller camera  (Arri Alexa Mini) and want the best sensor in the business for your next project, this Arri Alexa classic camera is a real rental value. Footage Shot With The Arri Alexa Classic Camera Check out this demo reel of feature films shot in 2015 with the Arri Alexa Classic Camera and Zeiss Cp.2 lens package.  “For Jacob” Angel of Death” “Shadows” “Candelight” Here from the archives is the Arri Alexa Classic showreel From NAB 2011. Link to the technical data on the Arri Alexa Classic. “Best of Breed Camera Assistant” Steve Ciffone on the set with Moving Picture Rentals Alexa Classic with production company  “Todays Feature” Shot in August 2016  Produced by Andy Schefter and coordinated by Jonathon Kaany. Bookmark it to Stumbleupon, Digg, and more! Hide...

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Film Crew! LifePower Can Ease Location Work

Film Crew!  LifePower Can Ease Location Work

Our good friend, colleague, and First AD Gary Sales stopped by Moving Picture Rental with a cool new product called LifePower that’s perfect for people working in film. LifePower is a terrific new technology that can power any 110 volt device using a battery — the same battery that’s used in Tesla cars. For film people working on location LifePower is super handy.  It powers laptops, lights, a printer, etc. Plus, it’s small and affordable. Film friends of Moving Picture Discount Code If you’re interested, LifePower is offering a special “friends of Moving Picture” discount code.  Email LifePower’s US rep Gary Sales at Gary@lifepower.be to ask him any questions or to make any comments about the product. For hi-speed info or quantity ordering you may phone him directly at: 347-470-4250. It’s also currently available at third party retailers: BHPhoto.com, Amazon.com, and coming soon to: Adorama & Abel Cine. Happy shooting everyone and be safe wherever and whatever you’re doing. Bookmark it to Stumbleupon, Digg, and more! Hide...

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SmallHD HDR Monitors Now Available at MPR

SmallHD HDR Monitors Now Available at MPR

http://blog.movingpicture.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/SmallHD-HDR-Monitors_1.mp4 SmallHD‘s innovative HDR line of monitors come in 17, 24, and 32 sizes and are daylight view-able.  Since SmallHD constructs their monitors in billet aluminum they are virtually indestructible.  Watch this video for some great crash and smash examples! SmallHD knows that setting up location monitors can be a hassle — mounting them on a sensible stands takes tons of velcro and machined custom parts.  So, SmallHD developed a system called RapidRail, making wireless setups particularly easy. We’ve been waiting for the design and durability of these SmallHD HDR Monitors!  For more information or to rent the SmallHD’s HDR monitor line visit us at MovingPicture.com. https://movingpicture.com/inventory/mp_product/smallhd-1703-hdr-17-production-monitor/ Thanks to Production Hub for the video production. Bookmark it to Stumbleupon, Digg, and more! Hide...

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Best of NAB – Nokia’s VR OZO Camera

Best of NAB – Nokia’s VR OZO Camera

One product that was totally new this year at NAB — VR Cameras.  The Nokia OZO had by far the best integration for a camera you can purchase for a whopping 60 Grand! Bookmark it to Stumbleupon, Digg, and more! Hide...

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How not to screw up when you crew up

How not to screw up when you crew up

Watch this video “How not to screw up when you crew up” for some great insight on crewing jobs and on becoming the crew on job from industry veterans including Dave Wells of Moving Picture Rental and Crew, Production HUB’s Greg Vass, Doug Birnbaum of SolidLine Media, Photographer Richard Campbell, DP, TVShooter Video Productions and Katrina de Leon of Production HUB. If you want to jump ahead to Dave’s comments go to 9:28, 15:55, 18:00, 23:28, 29:08, 35:40, 37:37, 41:16, 44:16, 48:36, 54:52. https://vimeo.com/16 Bookmark it to Stumbleupon, Digg, and more! Hide...

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PERG Atlanta Dinner Party at PC&E

Many of Atlanta’s film and television rental house teams were there at PC&E studios, host for the 2016 PERG dinner party on January 20 — Cineverse, Arri, HD Planet, Sim Digital, Commander, Panavision, just to name a few. Need to rent cameras or lighting in Atlanta? These are the companies to call. Bookmark it to Stumbleupon, Digg, and more! Hide...

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Grip Alert – Learn Knots by an Expert

Back to basics.  A big mystery for many.  Knots!!!!  Dave’s Grip and Lighting points to a great how-to-video from Key Grip, Greg Hewett. Learn how to Tie a bow line, a half hitch, a figure eight tie down. Learn the knot to tie down 12×12 overhead butterflies and large Matthews and American Stands to hard points!  Great must know knowledge to make a film set safer.  Take the mystery out of this most useful skill and develop your film craft! http://griptruckflorida.com/knots-every-grip-should-know/             Bookmark it to Stumbleupon, Digg, and more! Hide...

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