Last Updated on 01/21/2014 by Chris Gampat
Most of the discussion surround the Oscars each year mostly has to do with which films are going to walk away with the most awards. There’s too much discussion about who’s wearing what, and there’s far too little discussion about the tools of the trade that made each movie possible. The fine folks at Setlife Magazine have compiled several insightful images that provide the all the juicy tech details behind the films with Directing, Cinematography, and Best Picture nods. Mind you, those are Facebook links.
All of the films in those categories have ARRI cameras to varying degrees. While ARRI cameras weren’t the only ones used, they are a huge presence at this year’s Oscars. The lenses used were more varied, with Zeiss being a fairly constant player across most of the films. This knowledge gives the rest of us some insight as to how these films were made, but the cameras are just the tools, the artist’s brushes. It’s the technique that brings these films to life.
What’s curious is that Red cameras took a back seat. Aside from ARRI cameras, Canon has a small presence in American Hustle, The Wolf of Wall Street, Her and Captain Phillips. If you want to start shooting like the pros, these cameras may be something to consider when you have ridiculous amounts of money and projects that will justify the purchase.
Overall though, there is very little Panasonic or Sony in these–which is quite a change from previous years. As expected though, Leica, Zeiss, Cooke and more dominate the lenses used.
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