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ARRI ALEXA XT

The new ALEXA XT delivers ARRIRAW recording, internal ND filtration, a 4:3 Super 35 sensor, and LDS PL mount. Features that expand on the benefits that have already made ALEXA cameras an extraordinary success.

RED EPIC Dragon

6K RED DRAGON® sensor delivers 9x more pixels than HD. Unrivaled detail and impressive native exposure that eclipses 35mm film in both latitude and image density. Industry leading specs distinguish the EPIC DRAGON as a camera for image innovation.

Ultra Primes

Ultra Prime Lenses retain their excellent image quality even at close focus across the whole Super 35 frame. The Ultra Prime Lenses are lightweight standard speed lenses that are a perfect optical match for either the XT or the Dragon.

Rocket Crew Cameraman - Grant Atkinson puts on a teachers hat

 

Grant has been sharing his many years of industry DOP experience by spending a week working alongside well-known director Jason Stutter assisting students on their short film projects at (The Film School) based in downtown Wellington.

 

"Our highest priority is the selection and cultivation of active film originators who have the character, craft skills and personal voice to actively produce original, insightful and entertaining films."

 

The New Zealand Film and Television School has been operating in Wellington since 2000. Senior members of the film industry recognised the need for a film school which would be able to respond to industry training needs. Grant enjoyed his week and came away impressed with the fresh developing talent.

Grant Atkinson Film School

Hyperlapse algorithm improves headcam videos

Microsoft Hyperlapse

Researchers at Microsoft have developed a method for stabilizing shaky first person videos from cameras such as the GoPro. While regular stabilization crops out much of the frame, the algorithm they have developed produces a single fluid camera sweep by reconstructing the scene in 3D, stitching together dense depth maps, and rendering the final scene for viewing. The result is a smooth recreation of the original video with a more cinematic feel. As for how you can get your hands on this technology, Microsoft says there is a Windows 8 app being developed, and Instagram has released an iPhone app that utilizes the phone's gyroscope to create a similar effect. Read More >

Beautiful frames - can work alone

Chris Terpstra, one of our highly rated DOP's and lighting cameraman, is now available to shoot as a one man band - OPC. Chris is adept at fast turn around projects and is excellent at capturing the essence of a director’s vision in an artistic and economical fashion. His beautifully lit frames, easy going personality and sensitivity are an asset to any project. Chris a great communicator is able to interact and work smoothly with people from all walks of life. Call Dave for quotes and bookings.

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Chris Terpstra

Cameras
Over 20+ HD cameras in a multitude of formats from 6K large sensor to tiny pencil cams
Lenses
Lenses and key accessories to enable your production to achieve exceptional results
Crew
Skilled Camera Crew & Sound Operators – Data Wranglers & Assists all permanently on staff
Truck
Lighting & Grip Truck and fully equipped Crew Vans - loaded with all sorts of helpful technical gear