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MPR’s NAB Show 2017 Gear Picks

MPR’s NAB Show 2017 Gear Picks

Dave Wells scoured the NAB Show 2017 floor for this year’s products of distinction.  He settled on Leica M3 lenses, Sigma primes and zooms, Zeiss CP 3’s, and more.  But on his way he just had to stop by Red Rock Canyon! Watch the video for more:   Bookmark it to Stumbleupon, Digg, and more! Hide...

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The Arri Alexa Classic Camera Shoots Beautiful Films On A Budget

The Arri Alexa Classic Camera Shoots Beautiful Films On A Budget

The Arri Alexa classic camera is a 6 year old design but it’s a totally relevant digital cinema camera!  We’ve seen the used value of these cameras diminish dramatically over 2016.  All of us in the rental business are scratching our heads about this camera’s devaluation as its shot Academy Award winning feature films.  This camera has probably shot over 5,000 feature films and countless TV commercials.  The sensor is fundamentally the same as current Alexa cameras.  For example, one of the few differentiators between 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 per week.  One of our Arri Alexa classic cameras recently shot the Nicolas Cage directed the feature film, Vengeance: “A Love Story”.  The bottom line is this — if you are not shooting Arri Raw, and you do not have a need for a smaller camera  ie. Arri Alexa Mini and you 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. Bookmark it to Stumbleupon, Digg, and more! Hide...

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Faces Behind The Camera – Brett Frey

Faces Behind The Camera – Brett Frey

Capturing some of South Florida’s well-known film professionals in action — from DP’s to producers to food stylists to makeup artists — we are bringing a series of insightful portraits as photographed by David Wells. We begin with Brett Frey. Brett has been at this for over 30 years. He has the patience of a saint. Portrait shot with a Canon 5D Mark 2, Zeiss ZE 50 MM at F1.4 at Moving Picture Rental for an Alexa check out. Bookmark it to Stumbleupon, Digg, and more! Hide...

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