Greg Hren of Greg Hren Photography recently came into our Showroom to pickup his new Sony PMW-F3 package from us. He has also been blogging quite a bit in his “Behind the Scenes” series and we have included below his F3 unboxing edition. Thank you Greg! Behind the Scenes: Vol 19 Sony F3 Super35 Unboxing from Greg Hren on Vimeo.
The Alexa – Out of the Box and Into It’s First Local Feature!
Our very own Alexa was the star of a film shooting locally, in New Bedford, MA, this Winter. “Fairhaven” is a comic drama that tells the story of three childhood friends reuniting in their home town of Fairhaven, MA. Written and Directed by Tom O’Brien who fell in love with the Massachusetts seaport town and was inspired to set the project there. The film is being shot by DP Peter Simonite and features stars such as Mad Men’s, Rich Sommer, Six Feet Under’s, Chris Messina and Deadwood’s Sarah Paulson.
We missed our Alexa dearly and we were eager to hear what our friends at Fairhaven thought of the camera. General Manager Brian Malcolm and myself ventured down to Westport, MA to meet the cast and crew on location at Lee’s Market for some grocery store interior shots. On the way, Brian spotted 4 Red-Tailed Hawks and one male Cardinal. I tried to play the bird game too but my bird-like findings turned out to be trash bags trapped in branches or bushels of leaves. (You’ve won this round, Malcolm!)
When we arrived on the set, we were warmly welcomed by an excited cast and crew. Everyone raved about the Alexa with its superior image quality and high sensitivity in low light. The Alexa is rated at ISO 800 but we learned that they were able to get exposures of up to 1600 ISO. Phrases like “This camera will change the industry forever” and ” I never want to work with another camera again” were echoing around us as the crew testified to the camera’s cinematic abilities and ease-of-use.
We really enjoyed watching the Fairhaven team in action, and we’re looking forward to the film’s release!
For more information about the Fairhaven movie visit their website at www.fairhaventhemovie.com.
For more information on the Alexa, call or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nick Giannino, Rental Agent