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Audi X Factor Shoot by Bill Bennett, ASC


This gorgeous Black & White Audi A6 footage was shot by cinematographer Bill Bennett, ASC at Inyokern Airport in California on an ARRI ALEXA camera currently in testing phase (prototype) that is only sensitive to light in the infrared part of the spectrum, with wavelengths longer than 800 nanometers.

The images were recorded to a Codex on-board recorder in ARRIRAW format which was converted with ARRIRAW Converter (ARC) software, optimized for the monochrome infrared images. Lenses: ZEISS 12mm Ultra Prime, Angenieux Optimo 17-80mm zoom, 24-290mm Optimo zoom.


Michael Rodriguez was the Producer and Production Coordinator. Ryan Correll was the Editor. Robin Charters was the First Camera Assistant. Jon and Marshall Chabot provided the Porsche Panamera high speed arm car from their company Chase Car, Inc. fitted with the Scorpio arm and head. Gilbert Alvarado was the Scorpio head tech.

Flynn Baglin did the excellent precision driving of the Audi A6. Katherine Beer was both the DIT and actress. Support for the IR Alexa came from Arri, Burbank and Fred Molina. Editing was done with Final Cut Pro 7, and color correction was done with FCP "Color".

Audi X Factor Shoot by Bill Bennett, ASC



Music: "Andromeda" by Pavel Dovgal