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Cameras used on The Fair Trade movie

Sunday, March 23rd, 2008

Sony FX1So, several people have asked for the more technical details about how we managed to get such a beautiful film on such a small budget. The easy answer is “hard work” and a shared vision amongst everyone working on the film. But, in the first installment of a technical rundown of The Fair Trade, we’ll cover the various cameras and techniques used while making the documentary.

First, the decision was made to shoot the entire film at 29.97 frames per second (29.97fps) and standard definition (SD), not high-def (HD). These were entirely budgetary considerations: the common denominator amongst all cameras was SD and 29.97, so that’s what we used. We didn’t rent any cameras, so we used what was available. Here’s what got us our footage: (more…)