Four ARRI Alexas
ARRI’s Alexa is the gold standard for digital movie cameras. In 2011, HFF acquired three Alexas; then added a fourth in 2012: an Alexa Plus,. All four Alexas come equipped with a set of Zeiss prime lenses, matte box, tripod and numerous accessories. We also provide Alura and Angenieux zoom lenses.
The Alexas are reserved for seminar and upper-semester productions.
ARRI also created an absolute novelty for HFF, modifying the Alexa for use as a TV camera for live studio operation. This was achieved by adding a Telecast signal adapter, and an optical adapter for fitting HD-video zoom lenses to the Alexa.
Five Canon C 300s
In 2012, after extensive testing, HFF acquired four Canon C 300 digital movie cameras; adding a fifth in 2013. All outfits come with camera rigs, tripods and sets of lenses.
Three Sony PDW-700/800s
For professional broadcast applications, we have three XDCAM HD camcorders: two Sony PDW-700s and one Sony PDW-800. The latter is equipped with a very high-quality Fujinon Cinestyle zoom.
Ten Prosumer HD camcorders
Today all HFF films are produced in HD. For small-crew shoots, we have a total of ten HD Prosumer camcorders available, in XDCAM HD format (Sony EX-1, Canon CF-305 and Panasonic AG-AF 101).
Five 35-mm movie cameras
To this day, HFF students still shoot on film stock. For 35 mm, we offer five complete kits: ARRICAM, ARRI 535, ARRI 435, ARRI 235 and ARRI BL4.
Twenty 16-mm movie cameras
HFF students still shoot their first exercises on valuable film stock. For16 mm and Super-16, HFF provides 20 kits: three ARRI SR3s, three ARRI SR IIs and 14 ARRI SRs.
Working with valuable film stock sharpens an appreciation of precise craftsmanship – and of an exact image conception preceding each take.
Twelve mobile audio-recording machines – Ambient Sound Device
For sound recording, HFF has chosen digital recorders made by Sound Devices, Types 702T and 788T, each with Ambient on board. We have a total of 12 outfits: each complete with condenser directional microphone, headphone, boom pole and windshield.