Artemis Prime is a director's viewfinder like no other. Built upon the Artemis Director's Viewfinder application for iOS and Android, Artemis Prime adds a new set of tools to the Cinematographer and Director's arsenal.
Designed by a cinematographer with 30 years experience in commercials, music videos, concert films, TV drama, feature films and a project the NSA simply won't discuss, Artemis Prime is designed to enhance collaboration on set. By offering a visual, comprehensive method to discuss and refine lens, framing, lighting and grading choices, Artemis Prime will be an indispensable part of the collaborative process in the new digital age of filmmaking.
One viewfinder for all your needs, covering all formats up to Super 35mm. with a large format version under development. Able to accurately display any motion picture camera recording format using spherical or any anamorphic format lenses. No more need to change ground glasses and more accurate than any viewfinder ever made.
Orders for Artemis Prime will be on a first come, first served basis. Delivery times are anticipated to be 8 weeks from date of order unless stocks are available.
Artemis Prime allows the cinematographer to truly collaborate with the director and crew, both when shooting and scouting. It truly helps ‘sell the shot’ to collaborators, especially those folks who find it hard to visualize and really need to see the frame. Artemis Prime is the perfect tool for this. It expedites the whole filmmaking process. With my work on Sons of the Neon Night in China, I let Artemis Prime tell the story I imagine, when my basic Mandarin does not. I can't imagine shooting without it.
I used Artemis Prime during scouting for Ophelia with a full set of Hawk Anamorphic lenses. This allowed us to be very specific with planning our shot construction and coverage, which meant we could work faster and focus more creative energy on set into other things.
Artemis Prime is much like a tradition lens mounted viewfinder built on steroids. Simply pop a PL or PV lens on the front and nominate which format you wish to view and presto. No changing of ground glasses, no need for specific finders for anamorphic lenses: one viewfinder to cover your all your needs on formats around Super 35mm. A large format version of Artemis Prime is in development.
Developed over three years of design, prototyping and rigorous testing, Artemis Prime is constructed out of high grade alloys, exotic composites and high specification optics . The internal “Schrödinger unicorn” element performs functions never before seen in motion picture equipment.
The internal optical components are protected by an outer shell that is easily replaced if damaged.
- Covers all Super 35mm spherical & anamorphic formats
- Interchangeable lens mount (PL & PV)
- User configurable frame line markings
- Exposure and LUT emulations
- Virtual stand-in actors and props
- Image store and video recording
- Broadcast picture to on-set monitors and devices
- Software based pre-viz tools
Artemis Prime is absolutely no use to me in my line of work.