In our first workshop we were shown the the Arri Alexa classic. The camera itself is incredibly heavy and putting it on sticks can be a bit of a challenge as the base plate needs to be perfectly lined up before it can be mounted. The Alexa uses a PL mount which I am fairly comfortable using.
The Arri Alexa uses a False Colour feature which is similar to that of a ‘zabras’ which helps indicate potential ‘clipping’, however the false colour table of the Arri Alexia refers to the colour coding regions of the image to indicate exposure levels. We did a few set ups to familiarise ourselves with the feature.
We split in to groups for the afternoon session, Sammy took on the role of DOP and wanted to recreate a a shot from The Revenant inspired by Tarkovsky ( the first shot) :
I chose to camera operate this to help improve my muscle memory when it operating in the graduation films using the F55.
(see slide show bellow)
This is what we shot in class: