Aspiring to achieve a cinematic look for The Who’s legendary performance, Teenage Cancer Trust, EP-PIC Films & Creative, Eagle Rock Entertainment, together with Procam Projects, relied on the premium quality of ARRI AMIRA cameras to capture the experience. Emer Patten, Executive Producer at EP-PIC Films & Creative, explains: “The main reason that we used the ARRI AMIRA and ALEXA Mini is that I love the ALEXA family of cameras and a proper 35 mm aesthetic. Back in the day, we used to shoot on film all the time, and the evolution of digital film cameras has finally caught up with the aspirations of producers and directors, so I now try to specify the ALEXA and AMIRA for all of my productions.” On October 13, Eagle Rock Entertainment released "The Who: Tommy – Live at Royal Albert Hall" on DVD, Blu-ray, and Digital Video.
In what turned out to be the largest multi-camera utilization of ARRI cameras in the UK to date, six ARRI AMIRAs, two ALEXA Minis, and four Sony A7S II were employed for the event. All the ARRI cameras were able to be racked through a centralized engineering portable production unit gallery. By combining the Procam Projects’ Ereca CamRacer with AMIRA and ALEXA Mini cameras in Multicam mode, the engineering team could match the cameras using standard Sony Remote Control Panels (RCPs) in a familiar live broadcast workflow with an industry-standard SMPTE Hybrid fiber. Offering a simple and flexible interface, AMIRA Multicam can be used with virtually any transmission system providing the same production benefits regardless of which system is used. It allows the image parameters of multiple AMIRA cameras to be remote controlled using conventional Sony RCP.