The wide Super 8mm footage including when Rivers walked into the bowl filming himself was shot on an Elmo F20XLS. I gave Dimitri a Canon 1014 XLS and he shot great footage on it. I think Rick had a Nizo of his own that had some exposure problems. I alternated between another F20XLS, a Beaulieu 7008, a BauerA512, and a pair of Canon Scoopic MS 16mm cameras which were shooting 100ft rolls of Ektachrome 100D reversal stock. The Super 8mm was mostly Fuji Velvia 50D reversal custom cut and mounted into Super 8 cartridges, along with some Ektachrome 100D.
I had the film scanned into Apple ProRes422 HD files using perhaps the only Super 8mm gate that has been mounted to a Spirit Datacine scanner, at a facility called Cinelicious in Los Angeles.
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For motion picture film I shoot often on the Canon Scoopic MS modified to Ultra 16mm, and in Super 8 on the Elmo F20S, Canon 1014XLS, Bauer A512, Bolex 680, and the actual Beaulieu 7008 camera that Dave Markey used on his film with Sonic Youth and Nirvana called “The Year That Punk Broke” which I bought in the mid 1990s.
For HD I shoot on Canon 5D mark II cameras as well as the Panasonic HPX170. I’ve used rental Sony EX3 cameras and they are good but I personally prefer the smaller/lighter design and look of footage from the Panasonic HPX170.
I’ve been renting an ARRI ALEXA for recent larger budget HD shoots and I love it, the design and quality of the footage are tremendous.
For 35mm stills I use the Yashica T4 Super point & shoot camera, usually loaded with Fuji Velvia or Ilford SFX200.