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An interview from the 2017 Cine Gear Expo at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles with Matt Kolze of ARRI. ARRI is the world's leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of motion picture camera, digital intermediate (DI) and lighting equipment. ARRI Rental is a leading provider of camera, grip and lighting equipment to the feature film, television, advertising, broadcast and events markets. Operating through a network of rental facilities in the US, UK and across Europe, the group’s combined resources and expertise allow ARRI Rental to develop and roll out exclusive, proprietary technologies. These include the ALEXA XT B+W, and the ALEXA 65, a large-format solution for high-end theatrical motion pictures, comprising a 65 mm digital cinema camera, custom-designed prime and zoom lenses, and fast, efficient workflow tools. In this interview Matt talks with us about the ARRI Rental's ALEXA 65 System and a wide range of high performance prime lenses specifically designed to cover the full image area of the ALEXA 65 sensor.

ARRI Rental's ALEXA 65 system is available exclusively through its global network of rental facilities. Offering a complete large-format solution for high-end theatrical motion pictures, the system comprises a 65 mm digital cinema camera, custom-designed prime and zoom lenses, and fast, efficient workflow tools. The ALEXA 65 camera is a scaled-up version of an ALEXA SXT, able to capture an uncompressed ARRIRAW 65 mm image of stunning intensity and definition.

With a sensor larger than a 5-perf 65 mm film frame, ALEXA 65 harks back to the golden age of 65 mm widescreen filmmaking in the mid-20th century, when this newly introduced format captured the imagination of cinema audiences around the world. 65 mm grew into an inspirational format, providing an epic frame within which the biggest and most visually impactful stories could be told.

In many ways ALEXA 65 represents the evolution of ARRI’s 765 65 mm film camera, first introduced in 1989 and used over the last quarter-century by major cinematographers on feature films including Far and Away, Little Buddha, Hamlet, Sunshine, The International, Shutter Island and Gravity. Whether for an entire movie or selected sequences, filmmakers have long valued the opportunity to capture images in the 65 mm format, with its immersive levels of detail and rich cinematic heritage.

An integral part of the ALEXA 65 system is a range of high-performance 65 mm prime lenses specifically designed to cover the full image area of the ALEXA 65 sensor and do justice to the exceptional levels of detail capable of being captured by the camera. Now, joining the already successful lineup of Prime 65 and Vintage 765 lenses, there are new Prime 65 S and Prime DNA lens options that extend the creative appeal of the ALEXA 65 system still further.

The Prime DNA line of lenses is designed to have more personality and to be customized to the needs of a cinematographer for a particular project and a specific set of optical goals.

For more information please visit: www.ARRIRental.com

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