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One Website Lets You See What Cameras Your Favorite Films Were Shot On

Photo of Bryce J. Renninger By Bryce J. Renninger | Indiewire July 19, 2013 at 1:41PM

Late last year, a film nerd's paradise was launched on the internet: an all in one database of the cameras, lenses and other tech specs that all the people that worked on our favorite films used. Those people have their own website; it's called IMDb.
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ShotOnWhat.com

Late last year, a film nerd's paradise was launched on the internet: an all in one database of the cameras, lenses and other tech specs that all the people that worked on our favorite films used.  Those people have their own website; it's called IMDb.

But for the actual cameras, lenses and the like, there's shotonwhat.com, where you can find out what lenses the cinematographers at "Chelsea Lately" use, and scour a list of (at the moment) 910 films that used the ARRI Alexa.

The people behind the site say:

Our goal at ShotOnWhat? is to create the largest collection of technical information that exists for Film & Television productions. If it has been seen on TV or shown in a theater, we would like to gather as much technical information as possible about the cameras, gear, post, sound, VFX and any other associated elements or processes, notes and trivia from the production. We are making the information searchable, cross referencing it a bit, and creating some trending to observe long term shifts in technology.

All data on the site is crowdsourced like Wikipedia and IMDb, so if you have the data, feel free to jump on the site and share.

And if you want to take a look at some information we here at Indiewire have gathered about this year's indie festival favorites, here's our lists of the cameras filmmakers used at:

This article is related to: Filmmaker Toolkit: Production, Features







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