Mark McCarthy of Sparky Film has been posting a diary in RedShark News about his time spent with a brand new ARRI Amira. So far, he's posted three entries. In the first one, he writes, this "is literally the first time we had hands-on experience with the camera outside ARRI's offices, so we decided to shot and record the images with the camera's built-in picture profile presets, as opposed to shooting in C-LOG, which we will try later.
"There's a lot to talk about. There's that extraordinary sensor, not to mention using it to shoot at 200 frames per second."
In Part 2, the plot thickens. He writes, "We decided to test the camera in an environment we are very familiar with as Sparky Film produce a number of profile/ features of leading sports personalities for our clients involved in the sports arena.
"Armed with a Carl Zeiss CP2 15mm and 50mm lens we set about producing a two minute feature on local martial arts specialist Ben Lettieri."
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And the third, and most recent diary entry here brings it all together. "We decided to give ourselves the challenge of producing a short film. We created the story and sourced local acting talent to produce what is quite a challenging screen play in terms of context." You can go read all about it, see scenes from the shoot, hear how the AMIRA performed and see the resulting short.