(November 23, 2009) Acclaimed for its ability to render filmlike images, the ARRIFLEX D-21 digital camera is an industry workhorse with a slate of TV shows admired by audiences and critics alike.
Series include V
(ABC), Community (NBC), Lie To Me
(Fox), Nurse Jackie (Showtime), Bored To Death
(HBO) and Supernatural
(CW). From comedies to episodic dramas, the D-21 brings an artful aesthetic and simple workflow to productions of all types. In addition, the camera’s familiar operation allows crews accustomed to shooting on film a quick, painless transition to shooting digital.
Says Stephan Ukas-Bradley, ARRI’s Digital Production Product Manager: “The ARRIFLEX D-21 has proven to be a creative tool that is efficient and dependable in a variety of shooting scenarios. We are very proud of the amazing work these storytellers are accomplishing with this camera.”
Bored To Death
is an offbeat comedy starring Jason Schwartzman as a writer who becomes a private investigator. Ted Danson and Zach Galifiniakis co-star in this show shot with two D-21s on location in New York City by DP Vanja Cernjul. The hit series has been renewed for a sophomore season.
Cernjul is also behind the camera on Nurse Jackie
. The half-hour drama stars Edie Falco as an unconventional nurse who must navigate the intricate health care. The pilot episode was the highest rated premiere in Showtime’s history.
is an updated re-imagining of the 1983 science fiction miniseries. USA Today’s Robert Bianco put V on his list of top ten new shows. Stephen Jackson serves as Director of Photography for the drama, incorporating much visual effects and greenscreen work with more character-driven scenes.
is a comedy starring Joel McHale and Chevy Chase. DP James Hawkinson developed a striking look that distinguishes the show from many other comedies currently on air. The production utilizes a compressed file-based workflow by recording to Sony XDcam, which enables a very time and cost efficient way to edit.
Lie To Me stars
Tim Roth as a lie detection specialist who determines the truth by interpreting body language and psychology. The show takes advantage of the D-21’s full sensor for shallow depth of field to capture with extreme close-ups, the small tics and expressions people inadvertently communicate when they lie. The series is photographed by Jerry Siddell and Joseph Gallegher.
is a thrilling drama following two brothers as they battle evil. The series is now in its fifth season with the last two seasons shot on the D-21. The show has a moody look that was established by DP Serge Ladouceur to reflect the dark themes of the show.
To learn more about the ARRIFLEX D-21 and view a new credits gallery, go to http://www.arridigital.com
About the company:
Located in Munich, Germany, Arnold and Richter Cine Technik (A&R) was founded in 1917 and is the largest manufacturer of professional motion picture equipment in the world. In 2001, ARRI was restructured and converted into a closely held corporation. The company is involved in all aspects of the film industry: engineering, design, manufacturing, production, visual effects, post-production, equipment rental and laboratory services (film and sound). Manufactured products and technologies include professional digital acquisition with the ARRIFLEX D-21, in addition to camera systems for 16mm, 35mm, 65mm film, location and studio lighting fixtures, digital imaging systems like the ARRISCAN, ARRILASER, ARRICUBE, ARRIQCP and our new software, ARRI Relativity™.
These products and services are offered through a network of subsidiary companies, agents and representatives worldwide.
For locations and more information, visit: http://www.arri.com