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From ARRI Alexa to Sony HVR: What the 2013 Sundance Filmmakers Shot On

Photo of Bryce J. Renninger By Bryce J. Renninger | Indiewire January 31, 2013 at 8:52AM

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. 
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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. 

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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.

Apple iPhone:

"American Promise"

ARRI Alexa:

"Blue Caprice"
"Emanuel and The Truth About Fishes"
"Hell Baby"
"Il Futuro"
"In Fear"
"I Used to Be Darker"
"The Lifeguard"
"The Rambler"
"There Will Come a Day"

ARRICAM Lite:

"Circles"
"Houston"

ARRICAM Studio:

"Houston"

ARRIFLEX 235:

"Houston"

ARRIFLEX 416:

"Shopping"

ARRI film camera (unspecified):

"Austenland"

Canon 1D:

"The Summit"

Canon 5D:

"American Promise"
"Blackfish"
"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"
"Jiseul"

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 C300:

"Inequality for All"
"Life According to Sam"
"Twenty Feet from Stardom"

Canon T2i:

"American Promise"

Canon XA10:

"Blackfish"

Canon handycam (unspecified):

"99 Percent: The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film"

Cineflex (unspecified):

"The Summit"

Flip Cam:

"American Promise"

GoPro:

"American Promise"
"Google and the World Brain"
"In Fear"
"S-VHS"

JVC GY-HM700U:

"99 Percent: The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film"

JVC HD110:

"The Moo Man"

JVC consumer camcorder (unspecified):

"American Promise"

Panasonic AF100:

"Blackfish"

Panasonic AF101:

"Soldate Jeannette"

Panasonic DVX100:

"American Promise"

Panasonic DX100A:

"American Promise"

Panasonic HVX:

"Blackfish"

Panasonic P2:

"Fallen City"

Panasonic VariCam:

"Life According to Sam"

Panavision Millenium XL:

"The Spectacular Now"

Panavision Platinum:

"The Spectacular Now"

Red EPIC:

"C.O.G." (with Vintage Panavision Anamorphic lenses)
"Concussion"
"It Felt Like Love"
"Milkshake"
"The Machine Which Makes Everything Disappear"
"A Teacher" (with anamorphic lenses)
"Twenty Feet from Stardom"
"S-VHS"
"We Are What We Are"

Red ONE:

"Pit Stop"
"Virtually Heroes"

Red ONE MX:

"Escape from Tomorrow"
"Jiseul" (with Zeiss Ultra Prime lens)
"Newlyweeds"
"This is Martin Bonner"

Sony DSR-PD100:

"American Promise"

Sony EX1:

"Cutie and the Boxer" (with 35mm Letus adapter)
"Fire in the Blood"
"The Summit"

Sony EX3:

"After Tiller" (with a Letus Prime lens adapter)
"Fire in the Blood"
"kink"
"The Moo Man" (with a nanoflash)
"The Summit"
"Twenty Feet from Stardom" (with a Letus Prime lens adapter)
"Valentine Road"

Sony F3:

"Cutie and the Boxer"
"Google and the World Brain"
"Inequality for All"
"Manhunt"
"Touchy Feely"
"What They Don't Talk About When They Talk About Love"

Sony F900 CineAlta:

"Fire in the Blood"

Sony FS100:

"Google and the World Brain"

Sony FS700:

"God Loves Uganda"

Sony HD800:

"Salma"

Sony HD Camera (unspecified):

"99 Percent: The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film"
"American Promise"

Vixia handheld camera (unspecified):

"American Promise"

Unspecified 35 mm Camera:

"Ain't Them Bodies Saints"

Unspecified 8 mm Camera:

"Blood Brother"

Unspecified DSLR and smaller cameras:

"Pussy Riot - A Punk Prayer"

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