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5D2 in the news, "Act of Valor" SEALS feature film

 
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Aug 26, 2011 08:20 |  #1

Today's Wall Street Journal (external link) has an article about the making of the action flick, "Act of Valor", about the Navy SEALs, starring actual commandos rather than actors. It's a Hollywood feature, not a documentary.

Of interest are two photos on the inside pages, one showing the director in waist deep water in camos, and another of a director on the deck of a carrier. Both are using DSLR's to shoot the movie, not digital "film" cameras.

The carrier shot clearly shows a Canon logo on the body, and a white long lens, looks like a 100-400. The water shot shows the camera on a Steadycam frame, with what looks like a mike cable to overcome the 5D2's poor onboard microphone.

I've known for a while that the 5D2 has been used to shoot documentaries, but I always wondered if it would ever be used in a feature.

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Aug 26, 2011 16:13 |  #2
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It was used in the recent super-hero movie. The name is escaping me at the time.


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Aug 27, 2011 00:11 as a reply to  @ wfarrell4's post |  #3

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Aug 27, 2011 03:27 |  #4

exactly, plus Iron Man 2 as well


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Aug 27, 2011 10:37 |  #5

tvphotog wrote in post #13002807 (external link)
Of interest are two photos on the inside pages, one showing the director in waist deep water in camos, and another of a director on the deck of a carrier. Both are using DSLR's to shoot the movie, not digital "film" cameras.

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Aug 27, 2011 19:48 |  #6

The 5DII was also used to shoot an entire episode of House MD.


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Aug 28, 2011 21:28 as a reply to  @ equach206's post |  #7

5DII was also used for a lot of static shots on Deadliest Catch...




  
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Aug 29, 2011 22:02 |  #8

I can't imagine the guy in that second photo is actually recording video for that movie. :lol:




  
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Aug 29, 2011 22:10 |  #9

It was also used, along with 7Ds, to shoot the open of Saturday Night Live.


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Aug 29, 2011 22:23 |  #10

It was also used to shoot interviews for the ten year anniversary retrospectives of SNL.


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