ARRI Studio Matte Box SMB-1
A studio matte box for filter sizes up to 6.6" x 6.6", the SMB-1 is designed to be used with bigger wide-angle prime lenses and also with zooms.
What cameras and lenses are you using on this production?
Bojan Bazelli: We're using three ALEXA Studio XTs and also the ALEXA M. It's an anamorphic project and our main lenses will be ARRI/ZEISS Master Anamorphics, because of their ability to shoot wide open without any compromise in quality. They also display no breathing at all when pulling focus, and no distortion.
Why did you decide to try the new SMB-1?
BB: To be honest I put the SMB-1 on my gear list for SPECTRAL without studying all the features in depth. I'd heard that it had a tilting function and anamorphic accessories, but I wanted to try it mainly because it is something new from ARRI. I've always used ARRI cameras, starting with an ARRIFLEX 35 BL on my shoulder when I was 17, so I have a lot of trust in the products.