Watch: Stunning Modern Music Video Shot On Aaton LTR And ARRIFLEX SR3 – YMCinema

Thanks to super talented filmmaker Alon Daniel, here we have another proof that old movie cameras are alive and well. Alon shot this impressive music video using forty-year-old cameras that work 16mm magic indoors. Let’s look.

BTS from ‘Mahila’. Photo: Alon Daniel

No, you don’t need the latest RED/ALEXA/Canon/Sony cinema cameras to make art. Film cameras from the 1970s with Super 16mm film will do the job, even better. israeli filmmaker Alon Daniel made a music video titled “Mehila: (sorry) with singer Jasmin Moallem. With the help of Steadicam Operator Gilad Porat and 1st AC – Nevo Shirazi they managed to create a beautiful art form. This project was shot with old 16mm and Super 8 cameras: Aaton LTR7, ARRIFLEX SR3 Advanced, Krasnogorsk 3, Filmosonic XL 1237 and Sony VX2100. The lenses: Zeiss Super Speeds 9.5 mm and 16 mm T1.3, Optar primes T1.3, Angenieux 5.9 mm T2 and Century 6 mm T1.8. Alon used Kodak 500T and 250D as primary film stocks.

BTS from 'Mehila'.  Photo: Alon Daniel
BTS from ‘Mahila’. Photo: Alon Daniel

“From the start, when Jasmin sent me the song which in English is ‘Forgiveness,’ I had a vibe and a look that I knew would fit in,” Alon said. “My speech was: it’s like when you travel and you meet nice people and you see how they are as a family and how they are during their relationship and you capture it in your camera that you brought with you on this trip. The clip was shot in Italy and Israel,” he said. As for the choice of unconventional cameras, Alon justified his choices, saying, “As the story is authentic , I wanted the look to be super realistic and there was no doubt about filming it. I used mixed formats like Super 8, STD 16, S16 and a tiny bit of mini DV.

Screenshot of 'Mehila'.
Screenshot of “Mahila”.

As the story is authentic, I wanted the look to be super realistic and there was no doubt about filming it. I used mixed formats like Super 8, STD 16, S16 and a tiny bit of mini DV.

Director Alon Daniel

The main cameras used to shoot the clip are the Aaton LTR and ARRIFLEX SR3. The Aaton LTR 16mm camera became commercially available in the late 1970s. It was replaced by several improved models, including the LTR, LTR 54, and other models. As for the ARRIFLEX 16SR3, the basic model was introduced by ARRI in 1975. “SR” stands for Silent Reflex. In 1992, ARRI released the 16SR3, which was available in two versions: “Advanced” (execution speed: 5 to 75 frames/s) and “HS” (High Speed), for high-speed filming (execution speed : 5 to 150 fps). s). Check out the music video below:

In our opinion, there is nothing more artistic than grainy celluloid to catch the light. let’s give your opinion on this clip. Would you choose 16 mm to shoot your projects?

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