ARRI Pro Camera Accessories in the field
ARRI's growing range of professional quality Pro Camera Accessories are being used by filmmakers and videographers all over the world for productions of all kinds and in combination with a vast array of different digital cameras.
The Pro Camera Accessories range comprises modular matte boxes, follow focus units and support systems, which can be put together to form shooting kits for almost all types of digital cameras, from small, handheld units and HD-capable DSLRs, to broadcast HD and high-end digital cameras. Shawn Bannon, Adi Geisegger and Nino Leitner, AAC, are three innovative young filmmakers who recently put some of ARRI's Pro Camera Accessories to use on three very different productions.
Shawn Bannon is an LA-based director, cinematographer and producer, who has been using ARRI products since shooting 16 mm at Cal Arts film school. He now works with a DSLR and is the proud owner of ARRI's MMB-2 mini matte box and MFF-2 mini follow focus. "I want top quality gear that I can count on and use on every scale of production, from feature films to fashion videos," he says. "I want lightweight and affordable kit that I can easily use when I shoot all by myself, but also on a full-scale production. ARRI accessories are the perfect fit; for the price, function, size and weight you cannot beat the MMB-2 and MFF-2."
The camera really felt like a single unit when connected to the MMB-2 matte box.
Adi Geisegger is a filmmaker and owner of the Austrian production company Parafoto. He recently used a selection of Pro Camera Accessories with Nikon's D4 camera on a two-week shoot that involved filming from an airborne tandem paraglider. "The camera really felt like a single unit when connected to the MMB-2 matte box," he reports. "The top flags and filter trays held securely in place when flying, while the hood provided useful protection from stray light for contrast control. The lightweight rods slide fully under the body and are adjusted by means of a single locking lever, saving time and avoiding complications."
The new ARRI MFF-2 mini follow focus is exceptional for use with stills lenses.
Nino Leitner is a filmmaker, DP and film producer based in Vienna, Austria. He focuses mainly on commercial work and documentaries, but recently shot a short film on which he combined the ARRI MFF-2 with Canon's new EOS C300 camera. "The new ARRI MFF-2 mini follow focus is exceptional for use with stills lenses because it offers two hard stops, so you can simply define your limits and off you go," he says. "There is no difference between cinema and photo lenses any more when you use this follow focus."
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