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The 5D Mark II has made its mark in Hollywood!

 
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Aug 01, 2011 21:19 |  #1

Dont know if this has been posted yet:

http://gizmodo.com …tself-a-home-in-hollywood (external link)

The Canon 5D Mk II Has Made Itself a Home in Hollywood
The Canon 5D MkII has been called a "game-changer" since it debuted three years ago. Its cinema-quality video mode and affordable price-tag attracted indie filmmakers. Now Hollywood's calling its name and it's revolutionizing the action shot as we know it.

Captain America is the latest blockbuster film to admit to using the DSLR in its filming. Says a Canon press release:

Throughout the [filming of Captain America], the 5D Mark II was used to shoot motion sequences that were seamlessly integrated with the production's 35mm film footage.

In other words, if Canon hadn't told us, we'd be none the wiser.

This begs the question, what other movies have used (or are currently using) the Canon in lieu of traditional cameras? "Iron Man 2" did. But as superheroes, both Iron Man and Captain America are very much "geek" oriented so it would make sense for them to tell us this just to get our butts into the theater.

I would be more surprised if the 5D wasn't being used in most modern action movies considering its advantages. Its size makes it perfect for mounting just about anywhere (not just the head). According to Captain America director of photography, Jonathan Taylor, the 5D lets him record angles that you can't obtain with a larger 35mm camera. And it's more than just a gimmick,

The thing with action is that the more angles you can shoot, the faster the cuts you can use, and the more energy you get into a sequence.

Basically, if you're an action cinematographer who isn't using the 5D, you're not making your movie the best it can be.

And the 5D is just the beginning. As time goes on, expect to see more and more movies shot using DSLRs and new DSLR models dedicated to shooting video. Eventually "Big Budget Film Uses Only Full Frame Film Camera" will be the newsworthy headline, not the other way around. [Imaging Resource via Petapixel and Petapixel]




  
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Aug 01, 2011 21:35 |  #2

Wow. Its going to be nuts when the 5D3 comes out... No matter what they do its only going to make the video out of these things better!


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Aug 01, 2011 22:14 as a reply to  @ ben_r_'s post |  #3

its an amazing camera, and im sure when they release the Mark3 its going to make everyone drool once again....


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Aug 01, 2011 22:18 |  #4

I have a feeling the 5D 3 won't be around until next summer.




  
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Aug 01, 2011 22:22 |  #5

I used to live in Hollywood. But alas, back then I only had a Rebel XT and 40D. So sad those cameras didn't change a game in Hollywood. :( But they did make a home in my home, which, since I lived in Hollywood, means they did make a home in Hollywood ;)


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Aug 02, 2011 06:58 |  #6

Here's to hoping the 5D3 can do 4K and 1080p at 60fps!


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Aug 02, 2011 08:32 |  #7

A bunch of movies have been shot in and around Cleveland recently. When local news covered the latest movie all the camera guys on the mobile rigs were using 5DII with lenses attached that I didn't recognize. And yeah, pretty amazed to see the small bodies instead of large film cameras shooting movie footage!

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Aug 02, 2011 08:39 |  #8

snyderman wrote in post #12862699 (external link)
And yeah, pretty amazed to see the small bodies instead of large film cameras shooting movie footage!

If large film cameras shoot "footage", what do digital video cameras shoot? ;)

Is there a new term for that yet? Maybe we shoot invent one.


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Aug 02, 2011 09:32 |  #9

Mike, since film is measured by the foot and digital video is measured by its digital footprint, i think we should call it Gigage. :p




  
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Aug 02, 2011 10:13 |  #10

They used 5D2's on the Deadliest Catch... Not a movie, but still cool. They used them for the more complex shots, such as 5hr video time-lapses on a slider-thingy. Don't know exact name :D


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Aug 02, 2011 10:22 |  #11

Slider is the correct term... probably should be stuff made by Kessler Crane (CineSlider? They have the motor packs).

It's interesting what people are doing with dslrs nowadays. More and more indie filmmakers are turning to these cameras.


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Aug 02, 2011 11:13 |  #12

I think I need to explore the full possibilities of the 5D2 :)


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Aug 02, 2011 11:27 |  #13

Wow they still make movies on 35mm? Crazy...


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Aug 02, 2011 15:11 |  #14

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As the author of this article, I appreciate that you took the time to read and post it here, but I would appreciate it even more if you kept it to a blurb or small excerpt/summary so people would actually click on the REAL article that I took the time to write out. This is how I make a living and again, I appreciate the support but clicks pay the bills.
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Aug 02, 2011 17:38 |  #15

michaelzhao wrote in post #12864999 (external link)
Hi,
As the author of this article, I appreciate that you took the time to read and post it here, but I would appreciate it even more if you kept it to a blurb or small excerpt/summary so people would actually click on the REAL article that I took the time to write out. This is how I make a living and again, I appreciate the support but clicks pay the bills.
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+1 I clicked on it for you


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