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#1 Giray Izcan

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 10:37 PM

I just watched this BBC mini series, and I was really impressed with it. It is obviously more detailed than the movie and cinematography is really superb. Apparently, they shot it with Eclair NPR and Zeiss lenses. I am curious however, why didn't they shoot it on Arri SRs since it was shot in 1979?
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Posted 06 May 2013 - 10:39 PM

Weren't NPR cameras for hobby/amateur use back then? A major BBC tv mini series being shot on NPRs is pretty cool however.
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Posted 07 May 2013 - 03:58 AM

No the NPR was never a amateur camera . Used a lot shooting Documentaries and Dramas .


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Posted 07 May 2013 - 04:01 AM

The BBC also used BLs for news and plenty of their 16mm. dramas were shot with them. An NPR with 12-120 cost about $15,000 in 1975, so no, it wasn't amateur kit. No reason to buy new kit- Arris last for years.


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