ARRI Alexa to Sony HVR: What cameras did 2013 Sundance Filmmakers Use?

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Some people (camera geeks like me) are often wanting to know what camera or lens a movie or scene was shot on… and come to find out the Indiewire folks also decided to collect that info for films shown at Sundance this year. The good folks at Indiewire posted this news item and we've collected a bit of the HDSLR cameras for you.

If you haven't seen it, has a whole ton of info as well! And, if you know some data, you can add it!

Sundance 2013 from Indiwire

From the article

When Indiewire asked filmmakers to respond to a set of questions before their arrival at Park City earlier this month, included in that list of questions was one about what cameras were used to shoot each Sundance film.

We've compiled the information in a list of the filmmakers' responses for those that are curious. Many films have used more than one camera, so to find all cameras listed for a film, we recommend doing a search of this page for the title through your browser.

Information below is that supplied by the filmmakers lenses used are not always identified, but we include when they were.

Not surprisingly, the ARRI Alexa, Canon 5D, the RED Cameras and Sony EX3 and F3 were some of the most popular choices.


Canon 1D:

“The Summit”

Canon 5D:

“American Promise”
“Blood Brother”
“God Loves Uganda”
“Google and the World Brain”
“Inequality for All”
“In Fear”
“Life According to Sam”
“Narco Cultura”
“A River Changes Course”
“The Square”
“Valentine Road”
“What They Don't Talk About When They Talk About Love”

Canon 5D (Specifically designated Mark II):

“99 Percent: The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film”
“After Tiller”
“Escape from Tomorrow”

Canon 5D (Specifically designated Mark III):

“99 Percent: The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film”

Canon 7D:

“After Tiller”
“American Promise”
“Blood Brother”
“Cutie and the Boxer”
“Inequality for All”
“In Fear”

Canon T2i:

“American Promise”

Pretty impressive huh?

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