ARCommunity: Director of Photography, Jon Kline & 551project

As part of our “Get Featured” series with our ARCommunity we spoke with director of photography, Jon Kline, who was executive DP as well as director of photography for a portion of the 551 project. With the help of Flipeleven, 5 bands came together to make 5 music videos in just one weekend. “Everything was donated” […]

Canon C100 MKII Now Available at ARC!

Check out the new addition to our Digital Cinema inventory: The Canon EOS C100 Mark II Canon is pleased to introduce the Canon EOS C100 Mark II Digital Video Camera, the latest non Cinema EOS line edition to the Canon Cinema EOS line of professional Super 35mm 8.3 megapixel CMOS cameras and the second generation version […]

Train Yourself on the Alexa Simulator

As the list of this year’s list of Oscar nominees  will attest, the Alexa really is becoming the go to camera for digital cinema.  Since the Alexa is typically reserved for higher budget productions, it can be difficult to get hands-on time with the camera.  To give budding cinematographers a leg up Arri has released […]

In-depth Comparison: Sony’s PXW-Z100 4K vs PMW-200/300

“In case you haven’t heard, there are 2 new Sony models released to succeed these cameras: the PMW-200 and the PMW-300. These 2 cameras have the same features as their predecessors and more. The largest advantage of the new models is the added recording Codec, now offering 4:2:2 50Mbps recording, up from the 35Mbps of the EX1/3 line. […]

ARCommunity #FF: Laura Hudock, Director of Photography

This week’s Featured Filmmaker #FF is Laura Hudock whom I had the great pleasure of meeting a couple weeks back. ARC:  You rented from us recently. Laura Hudock:   Yes. The equipment rental was for a feature documentary called Jamaica Man.  It’s about an 80 year old eccentric Englishman named Nigel who has lived down […]

Spotlight: The Joker Zoom Beamer

Photography lights (strobes) have used zoom reflectors for years.  K 5600 Lighting, the company that manufactures HMIs like the Joker 1600, figured out a way to use this same concept and design with continuous light.  The terminology is called a lens-less par and the Joker Zoom 1600 Kit is what you should  look for.  It […]