Bob Richardson, ASC on AIR
Jon Fauer: Your habit of being first to shoot with new prototype cameras continues. AIR was the first feature that I know of to use the ALEXA 35. Pre-production models, of course.
Bob Richardson: When we heard about the ARRI ALEXA 35, I was instantly attracted to it. Not only was it receiving interesting reports from DITs I knew, but I was also doing research. I thought, “Okay, let’s go see this.” Ben Affleck and I went to test it for AIR and we just said, “This is beautiful. Let’s try to get this camera.” The added advantage of the ALEXA 35 camera was that it was Super35, not Large Format, so now it opened up a wide range of lensing.