Cinematographer James Mathers Casts Power Solutions from Anton Bauer to Ride Alongside Actor Stephen Dorff for Indie Film Brake

Date: 07/06/2012
Cinematographer James Mathers Casts Power Solutions from Anton Bauer to Ride Alongside Actor Stephen Dorff for Indie Film Brake

The RED ONE has a good appetite for power, especially when youre running accessories like the zoom motor and monitors, says Mathers, who equipped his two RED ONE cameras with six Anton/Bauer HyTRON 140® batteries. The Anton/Bauer HyTRON 140 dependably powers the camera for well over an hour. The HyTRON 140 is a 140 Wh NiMH battery, designed for the power demands of todays HD gear and on-camera lighting systems. Offering excellent counterbalance for lens weight, it is ideal for a high-current draw and can be used with portable HMI lights. On Brake, Mathers took advantage of the HyTRON 140 to also power his 1x1 Litepanels when working with water necessitated using only DC power for the safety of the actor.  

Additionally, Mathers would not have been able to meet the special needs of the shoot without Anton/Bauers signature Gold Mount® system, which ensured that the RED ONE camera was always securely locked to a battery despite the constant rough movement the camera endured during filming. In order to get Stephen to look like hes bouncing around in the trunk, we had to hard-mount the camera onto the vehicle and then physically bounce the vehicle around, he says. The sturdiness of the three-point Gold Mount adapter made it certain that the battery stayed on the camera even if it was violently jostled in order to get the effect of the actor doing the same inside the trunk. Other batteries probably would have flown off the camera during the violent shaking. One of the things I like best about Anton/Bauer is the fact that I can use one power solution for the many different types of cameras I use, whether its ARRI, Panasonic, or Sony.

Providing power requirements ranging from 7.2 to 28V, the Anton/Bauer Gold Mount system is the most widely used battery mounting system by professionals in the industry. Thanks to Anton/Bauers strong relationships with key camera manufacturers, the Gold Mount is available as factory standard equipment on many models.

The ability to see the battery status on the camera itself was huge asset Anton/Bauer is the only battery manufacturer authorized by RED for communication with the RED ONE using the QR-RED Gold Mount. The batterys rning run time is displayed 

QR-HOTSWAP-GM also helped Mathers meet other requirements of the Brake shoot. The whole system gives you lots and lots of flexibility regarding how you can set up your camera and accessories to fit into the space as necessary, he adds.

www.antonbauer.com



Tags: Anton/Bauer | Vitec Videocom | James Mathers | Stephen Dorff | Brake | RED ONE | HyTRON 140 | batteries | Gold Mount System | QR-HOTSWAP-GM
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