WEDNESDAY 18th Nov
Lighting and Filming a Studio-Based Exterior Set with Oliver Stapleton BSC and special guests Covering LED lighting and the evolution of camera technology
ARRI Big Screen Experience
18:00, Opera Nova, Main Screening Room
- ARRI: Complete Solutions for Breathtaking Images. ARRI’s Big Screen Experience will showcase the company’slatest technological innovations, giving an overview of upcomingproducts such as the ALEXA SXT cameras, as well as the richvariety of productions using ALEXA and AMIRA.This presentation includes an update on the ALEXA 65 camerasystem, which was launched at Camerimage last year and hassince been utilized by the world’s leading cinematographers ona wide range of high-profile movies.
- From the Set: Real-World Experiences with ARRI Cameras. Nobody can explain the advantages and benefits of ARRIequipment better than the professionals who work with it everyday on set. French cinematographer Jérôme de Gerlacheshares his experiences shooting music videos, documentaries,commercials and corporate films all over the world with hisAMIRA. Australian cinematographer Ross Emery ACS discussesworking with ALEXA on productions such as The Wolverine,The Giver and Woman in Gold.
- Lighting the Future: The New SkyPanel LED Soft Light. Steve Howard and Darren Smith of Pinewood MBSLighting give an overview of the performance and merits ofthe new ARRI SkyPanel LED soft light. Pinewood MBS haspurchased more SkyPanels than any other single customer,supplying them to major feature film productions shooting atPinewood and Shepperton Studios.
THURSDAY 19th Nov
ARRI – Free-Flying Cinematography with The Helicopter Girls
11:30, Opera Nova Congress Centre, 1st Floor, Seminar Room
Katya Nelhams-Wright and Emma Boswell, both former documentary markers, founded The Helicopter Girls in 2011. Having worked with multi-rotor technology since 2009, they provide aerial filming services for feature films, dramas, commercials and factual productions. Credits include Fungus the Bogeyman(Sky), Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (Paramount), Da Vinci’s Demons(Fox) and Detectorists(BBC).The first hour of the seminar will be spent in the seminar room, providing a general introduction to rigging the ALEXA Mini for gimbals such as the Freefly MoVI15 and drones such as the Vulcan Raven X8. Subject to weather conditions on the day, this will be followed by a further two hours of practical demonstration outside the Opera Nova. An ALEXA Mini will be flown on a drone and controlled with ARRI WCU-4 wireless hand unit, capturing sweeping aerial shots and romantic close-ups of two actors performing a scene on the bridge over the river. “We fly the best aerial and stabilization systems and love working with high-end cameras like our ALEXA Minit to create beautiful, cinematic images” say Nelhams-Wright and Boswell. “With a team of highly qualified pilots we have a strong safety record, extensive aircraft and technical knowledge, and the highest regard for public safety”.