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The camera Roger Deakins used to shoot Oscar-nominated ‘1917’ was the first of its kind. Here’s the inside story of the Arri ALEXA Mini LF.

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  • “1917” was the first movie to be shot on the Arri ALEXA Mini LF.
  • The movie’s cinematographer, Roger Deakins, hand picked the camera because it could provide a top-quality cinematic look, but was small in size.
  • This was vital, as the camera was navigated through some tight areas to pull off the single-shot feel of the movie.
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A major reason why director Sam Mendes’ latest movie, the World War I epic “1917,” is the frontrunner at this year’s Academy Awards is the edge-of-your seat experience that comes from its single-shot feel.

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