$1,500 – $1,800

ARRI Certified User Training for Camera Systems | Burbank

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ARRI Inc. | Creative Space

3700 Vanowen Street

Burbank, CA 91505

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ARRI Academy’s ALEXA LF, ALEXA SXT, ALEXA Mini and AMIRA Camera Training

This 3-day training course covers all aspects of shooting with the ALEXA LF, ALEXA SXT, ALEXA Mini and AMIRA.

Experienced working professionals will teach this class using real-world production scenarios. At the completion of the class you will have deep knowledge of the functionality of the ARRI line of cameras in addition to advancing your creative skills.

Each class has a limit of sixteen attendees to insure ample hands-on, and high ratio of time with instructors. You will be provided with a detailed introduction to ARRIRAW and other recording formats, ARRI look workflows, as well as the ARRI Electronic Control System. You will receive hands-on instruction with an ARRI camera kit, and on computers loaded with post-production software. Typical on-set situations and exploring common post-production workflows, will be included. Experimenting with the application of different ARRI looks and LUTs to suit individual setups will also be part of the hands-on teaching.

Who should attend

  • Cinematographers
  • Camera Operators
  • Camera Assistants
  • DITs
  • Rental Staff
  • Production Staff

What you will learn

  • Introduction to large-format camera systems
  • Creative ARRI look workflows and ARRI color science
  • Understanding linear light, logarithmic and video encoding
  • Advantages of ARRIRAW and Apple ProRes codecs
  • Understanding recording formats and their applications
  • Exposing for SDR and HDR
  • Experience the full capabilities when it comes to HDR and wide color gamut monitoring
  • Exclusive insights into ARRI camera and sensor design
  • Wireless camera control via Electronic Control System and WiFi
  • Hands on learning assignments that advance your techniques and look with the professional instructors
  • Getting a specific look with the cameras
  • Real world production tips
  • Hands on with the post production tools

Duration: 3 days

Course Language: English

Trainers: Nicolas Fournier

Nicolas Fournier

Nicolas Fournier lives in Montréal, Canada and studied visual communication in Hamburg Kunstfachhochschule from 1986 to 88. He was a press photographer in Germany and South America from 1988 to 1996, and then because a 1st camera assistant (focus puller) for features and TV series from 1996 to 2007, and a camera operator from 2006 to 2008. He served as a DP on Documentaries from 2005 to 2008 and since 2008 has been an active digital cinema camera techniques and developer in Montréal at VideoMtl and Toronto at Dazmo Camera rental houses. He is also an experienced colorist and compositer.

Over the years, Nicolas has been involved in a wide variety of workflow development in the Canadian industry along with all types of cameras in all possible situations.

Nicolas is an active trainer at Aqtis (Québec Technician Union), INIS (National Institute for Image and Sound), CSC (Canadian Society of Cinematographers), and IATSE 514 .

Since January 2017, he has served as senior imagery technical services manager, digital workflow supervisor, and digital cinema camera head technician at MTL Grande Studios and MTL Grande Camera.

He also speaks the following languages: French, German, English, and Spanish.

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Q: Is my registration/my ticket transferable?

A: Yes, you can transfer your ticket either to another event in the same country or to a friend.

Q: What else is included in the ticket price?

A: Your ticket includes lunch, snacks, drinks, a folder with printed participant documents, and very nice giveaway swag.

Q: Does ARRI Academy offer discounts to members of industry organizations such as ASC, SOC, DCS, etc and student discounts?

A: Yes, please send a copy of your membership card or student card to academy@arri.com to receive your discount code.

Q: Where can I stay during the training?

A: Please have a look at our hotel recommendations and select the location where your training takes place: arri.academy/hotel-recommendations

Q: Is there parking available?

Parking is available at the site and on the street.

Q: What are the conditions for refunds?

A: The participant shall have a right to withdraw from the contract up to 5 calendar days before the start of the event.

  • No cancellation charges up to 14 calendar days or more before the start of the event.
  • Cancellation charges amounting to 25% of the event fees up to 6 calendar days or more, but lesser than 14, before the start of the event.
  • The full participation fee is due 5 calendar days before the start of the event.

See Clause 4 in the GTC

NOTE: "Diversity and Inclusion" discounts are for US-based camera classes only. For further information: academy@arri.com

Featuring a sensor slightly larger than full frame, ALEXA LF records native 4K with ARRI’s best overall image quality. This allows filmmakers to explore an immersive large-format aesthetic while retaining the sensor’s natural colorimetry, pleasing skin tones and stunning capability for HDR and WCG workflows. Versatile recording formats, including efficient Apple ProRes and uncompressed, unencrypted ARRIRAW up to 150 fps, encompass all on-set workflow requirements.


The ARRI Signature Prime range is the first cine lens series to feature machined magnesium lens barrels, making the optics incredibly lightweight and robust. They are also the first to incorporate ARRI’s next-generation LDS-2 Lens Data System, with high data rates and absolute encoders for fast initializing. LDS-2 extends the possibilities of lens data and is being licensed to other lens and camera manufacturers.



With a compact and lightweight carbon body and the same image quality as other members of the ALEXA family, the ALEXA Mini has already proved a huge success in many different configurations and on countless production types. Capable of recording internal MXF/ARRIRAW and Apple ProRes formats including various 4:3 options for anamorphic productions, the ALEXA Mini is an incredibly versatile camera, delivering truly cinematic images and a small, adaptable form factor.



AMIRA features the same sensor and exceptional image quality as the ARRI ALEXA, recording superior images in HD, 2K or 4K UHD – suitable for any distribution format. With intuitive controls and an ergonomic design optimized for single-user operation, the versatile AMIRA has become a trusted workhorse for a wide variety of different production types, from narrative dramas and indie features to sports, commercials, documentaries and branded content.



Ever since its launch, the ALEXA system’s fundamental advantage has been its unique combination of the highest overall image quality with the most efficient workflows on set and in post. Based on extensive market feedback, the ALEXA SXT line of cameras further improves upon those qualities, raising the widely-accepted gold standard set by ALEXA still higher.


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