6 ARRI Alexa/Amira
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 come equipped with a set of Zeiss prime lenses, matte box, tripod and numerous accessories. We also provide Cooke, Alura and Angenieux zoom lenses. An Amira and an Alexa Mini complete thsi line of camers. They are reserved for upper-semester productions and seminars.
5 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.
3 Sony PDW-700/800s
For live studio camera and for professional broadcast applications, we have three XDCAM HD camcorders: two Sony PDW-700s and one Sony PDW-800. For live studio productions theses cameras are equipped with telecast signal converters connected to the television control room.
15 Prosumer HD camcorders
Today all HFF films are produced in HD or higher. For small-crew shoots, we have more than 15 HD Prosumer camcorders available, in XDCAM HD format (Sony EX-1, Canon CF-305 and others).
5 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.
20 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.
16 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 16 outfits: each complete with condenser directional microphone, headphone, boom pole and windshield.