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Here Are the Cameras Used by the 2015 SXSW Filmmakers

Here Are the Cameras Used by the 2015 SXSW Filmmakers

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Before the start of this year’s SXSW Film Festival, Indiewire sent out a questionnaire to the filmmakers presenting their work in Austin. Among the questions posed, we asked them which cameras they used to film their projects.

Overwhelmingly, the various models created by Canon were the most popular, however both RED and ALEXA cameras had a decent showing. All the films were shot on digital at some point, with some capitalizing on the Apple technology in their pockets. iPhones weren’t used exclusively, like on the production of “Tangerine,” which premiered at Sundance in January, but both “A Woman Like Me” and “I Dream Too Much” made use of the jack-of-all-trades cell phone.

Check out the specific models below, arranged in alphabetical order. Please note that some films used multiple cameras, hence the repeats. 

AATON XTR Super 16
“The Grief of Others”

ARRI ALEXA
“Uncle John”
“Hello, My Name Is Doris”

ARRI ALEXA Plus
“The Boy”

ARRI ALEXA Studio
“Creative Control”

ARRI AMIRA
“Hello, My Name Is Doris”


Canon 5D

“T-Rex”
“Poached”
“Deep Web”

Canon 5D Mark II
“Funny Bunny”
“The Sandwich Nazi”

Canon 5D Mark III
“Twinsters”
“Frame By Frame”
“For Grace”

Canon 7D
“Deep Time”

Canon C100
“BRAND: A Second Coming”
“Deep Web”
“Twinsters”

Canon C300
“BRAND: A Second Coming”
“The Sandwich Nazi”
“T-Rex”
“Poached”
“Frame By Frame”
“Madina’s Dream”
“Deep Web”

Canon C500
“Manson Family Vacation”

Canon t21
“For Grace”

Digital Bolex
“BRAND: A Second Coming”

GoPro
“The Sandwich Nazi”
“BRAND: A Second Coming”

iPhone
“A Woman Like Me”
“I Dream Too Much”

Nikon D5100
“Sweaty Betty”

Nizo

“BRAND: A Second Coming”

Panasonic Consumer Camcorder
“A Woman Like Me”

Panasonic GH2
“The Sandwich Nazi”

Phantom
“T-Rex”
“Poached”

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RED Epic

“A Woman Like Me”

“KRISHA”

“Quitters”

“6 Years”

RED Scarlet
“KRISHA”
“Deep Time”

Sony f5
“Poached”

Sony f55
“I Dream Too Much”

Sony Fs100

“A Woman Like Me”

Read all of the SXSW Meet the Filmmakers profiles here.

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