Repair Stories

Camera Repair in the Film Industry

Every week, our video team makes repair magic happen on the internet. And somehow, every week, I trip over a cord and nearly take down a camera in the middle of it all. Despite my two left feet, our video team is lucky! We have all the resources to fix our cameras and equipment in-house when it breaks. Which made me nervous for video crews working outside of a studio. What if my two left feet took down a camera out on location?

We asked Cirina Catania, co-founder of the Sundance Film Festival. Cirina has been making films around the world for years, and she’s broken a few cameras along the way. Here’s how she handles equipment blunders on location.   

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Cirina Catania's camera repair setup