If anyone can attest to the capabilities and advantages of ARRI CPO cameras, New York and Jakarta-based DP Robert Cauble can. Recently, he was tasked with shooting a commercial directed by Bona Palma and produced by Lynx Films in the East Nusa Tenggara province of Indonesia, to promote the region’s tourism. Despite the difficult locations, Cauble—armed with his newly acquired CPO ALEXA Mini—boldly faced the challenging shooting conditions.
“It’s an absolutely stunning part of the world, but the production was a true test for the ALEXA Mini,” says the cinematographer. “The region is very hot and dusty, with salt-laden breezes off the ocean. We had locations that were hours of hiking up the mountains or into caves, and we were being ferried around in small, unscheduled planes and boats. Due to these logistical limitations, we were unable to take a full crew. What I needed was a reliable camera system small enough for me to safely and quickly move without an experienced assistant, and the ALEXA Mini worked flawlessly. It proved to be versatile, robust, easy to maintain, and quick when changing shooting modes.”