Sundance is considered one of the most important independent film festivals in the world, and the list of cameras and lenses used, published every year by Indiewire, is correspondingly interesting, and is in turn packaged in descriptive graphics by Y. M. Cinema. And even though this year Sundance took place primarily online, many exciting films were produced, some of which will also find their way onto our screens (and hopefully soon back into cinemas).
In the feature film section, despite the efforts of many other manufacturers, the picture is (almost) familiar: ARRI clearly shows itself to be the tool of choice here - as in previous years - in the form of the ARRI ALEXA Mini: of 33 feature films, 17 were shot with the ALEXA MINI, just over half. By a wide margin, Blackmagic and ARRI share second place - and here we have the first small surprise - with 3 feature films each in which the Blackmagic Pocket and the ARRI Amira were used.
Also in the documentary section the most used camera system with the Canon EOS C 300 Mark II is not really a surprise for us. For some time now, the C300 has been achieving similarly strong rankings as ARRI in the feature film section: of a total of 18 films, 8 were shot with the Canon EOS C300 Mark II. RED follows in second place with the Gemini, which was used in 2 documentary productions, and ARRI with 2 productions, which were again shot with the Alexa Mini.
Well - what comes to mind? In any case, two sayings:
"Never change a running system"
"Nobody got fired for choosing ARRI".
Sometimes the New Normal is simply the Old Normal and probably not without reason ...