When Auto ISO is Not a Bad Word

Many current cameras allow for Auto ISO to be used in all shooting modes, including Manual mode. Most pros would immediately think “Why would I EVER use Auto ISO? I always want full control!” And yes, I confess I used to think the same way, but I have found more than a few situations where […]

Check Out Our April Rental Special!

Don’t miss out this Spring! Take advantage of our April Rental Special! Pick up AFTER 12 PM on Thursday, April 2nd and return BEFORE 9:30 AM on Monday, April 13th and you get 11 DAYS for the price of 2! You can also pick up BEFORE 3 PM on Friday, April 3rd and return BEFORE […]

Basic Camera Techniques for Photo-to-Video Shooters

Film, like many other visual arts, is a two-dimensional medium that attempts to trick the viewer into perceiving a three-dimensional space. Decisions like where to put the camera, which lenses to use, and even the aperture used to increase or decrease the depth of field will all have a significant effect on how the viewers perceive a character’s behavior. […]

The Five C’s of Cinematography

There are many great books on filmmaking. From those interviewing legendary directors about their craft to the ones sharing DIY tips and tricks all the way to the books covering complex technical aspects like grading or movement. I’ll write about my favorite books in a later post, but today I’d like to mention one particular […]

Pro Tip: Use “Search Bins” Option in Adobe Premiere

Adobe has brought significant improvements to Premiere Pro over the past couple of years, and the latest versions offer really interesting and useful features. Some of them include: Open multiple projects without importing all the assets Cineform, Phantom CINE, Canon RAW, AJA RAW, 4/5/6K+ native support GPU boost for unleashing of more codecs in real-time playback […]

Spotlight: Cineo Matchstix

ARC is excited to now carry the new Cineo Matchstix. Imagine a small, simple, color-accurate light source designed for image capture with the versatility of power and mounting options to go anywhere you need it. Cineo Lighting and Litegear™ have teamed up to develop the Matchstix series of small, versatile Remote Phosphor light sources. Matchstix operate […]

Sundance Camera Preferences and the Direction of New Cinema

Earlier this month, Indiewire published their “How They Shot That” list where they inform us of all the the cameras used by the 2015 Sundance Filmmakers. The article listed each film under its corresponding camera, but I was curious to see what this information would look like as an easy-to-read chart that compared, visually, what the top choices of […]

Arri Alexa SUP 11.0 Firmware Update

Check out the latest features from the new, highly anticipated, Alexa SUP 11.0. This is the latest firmware upgrade to hit our Arri Alexa fleet. All Alexa bodies in house are currently updated to this firmware and and ready for our customers to test-drive. ALEXA Software Upgrade Packet 11.0 includes: ARRI’s New Debayer Algorithm ADA-5represents a great […]

Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II Reviews

One of the most anticipated lenses in the past year, the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II is already being referred to as “the unicorn” of lenses by photographers everywhere. To find out why, check out these reviews: Bryan Carnathan: Many were referring to 2014 as the “Year of the Lens” and the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II […]