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What Cameras Did the 2013 Tribeca Filmmakers Use?

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Last month's Tribeca Film Festival was a good year for the relatively young fest that has taken a while to get its stride.  We invited many of the filmmakers at the festival to share with us a few choice facts, and below are the results of the question "What camera(s) did you shoot on?"

Compare the Tribeca filmmakers to the 2013 Sundance and SXSW filmmakers.

Apple iPhone

"Mr. Jones"
"The Project"

ARRI Alexa

"Big Bad Wolves"
"A Birder's Guide to Everything"
"The Broken Circle Breakdown"
"A Case of You"
"Deep Powder"
"The English Teacher" (with Hawk anamorphic lens)
"The Machine" (with anamorphic lens)
"The Moment"
"Mr. Jones"
"The Pretty One"
"Red Obsession"
"The Rocket"
"Run & Jump"
"Sunlight Jr"
"Trust Me"

ARRI (Various)

"Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?"

Bolex 16mm

"Alias Ruby Blade" (converted to super-16mm aspect ratio with super speed prime lenses)
"Teenage" (with old C-mount lenses)

Canon 5D

"Dancing in Jaffa"
"Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me"
"The Genius of Marian"
"Inequality for All"
"In God We Trust"
"Inside Out: The People's Art Project"
"The Motivation"
"The Project"
"Mr. Jones"

Canon 5D Mark II

"Alias Ruby Blade"
"Flex is Kings"

Canon 7D

"Bending Steel"
"Inequality for All"

Canon 814 Super 8mm

"The Genius of Marian"

Canon C-300

"Inequality for All"
"Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic"

Canon (Unspecified)

"Lil Bub & Friendz"

Contour Plus

"Raw Herring"


"The Genius of Marian"

Nikon D800

"The Kill Team"

Panasonic AG-AF100

"Lil Bub & Friendz"

Panasonic GF1

"The Genius of Marian"

Panasonic HPX 3000

"Big Men"

Panasonic HVX 170

"Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me"

Panasonic HVX 200

"Big Men"

Panasonic HVX 3700

"Big Men"

Panasonic P2

"Alì Blue Eyes" (with Zeiss Lens)

Panasonic VariCam

"Battle of amfAR"


"Adult World"
"Almost Christmas"
"Floating Skyscrapers"
"The Motivation"
"Mr. Jones"
"What Richard Did"


"Hide Your Smiling Faces"

RED Scarlet

"Farah Goes Bang"

RED (Unspecified)

"Inequality for All"

Sony EX-1

"The Genius of Marian"
"The Project"

Sony F3

"Battle of amfAR"
"Bottled Up"
"Cutie and the Boxer"
"Inequality for All"
"The Kill Team"
"Six Acts"
"Stand Clear of the Closing Doors"

Sony FX-100

"In God We Trust"

Sony HDR-TD10

"Raw Herring"

Sony HVR A1E

"Raw Herring"

Sony PDW-700

"The Project"

Sony PMW-F3


Sony SRW-9000

"Kiss the Water"

Various (HDV cam, Digital Beta, Super 8, Mini DV)

"Michael H. Profession: Director"

Too Many To Name

"Lenny Cooke"


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  • Tulio | June 4, 2013 5:20 AMReply

    The Canon 5D cannot shoot video.

  • Travis | May 31, 2013 5:13 PMReply

    Odd that there are no Panasonic GH2s or GH3s on that list.

  • dustin | May 31, 2013 3:31 AMReply

    Sony F3 = Sony PMW-F3

  • Conor | May 30, 2013 3:00 PMReply

    Wish we could get some clarification on the Canon 5D category, seeing as the original 5D didn't shoot video. I wonder how many of the 5Ds are the newer Mark III's versus Mark II's.