Tonight’s Episode of House Shot Entirely with Canon 5D Mark II

House - 5D Mark II

The season finale of House is on tonight.  Normally, that wouldn’t be news for Photography Bay.  However, it’s a bit different because the entire episode was filmed with the Canon 5D Mark II and Canon EF lenses.

You can catch a preview of the episode here.

I can’t say I’ve ever watched an episode of the show, but I think I’ll join in tonight just out of the curiosity factor.  The show starts at 8PM ET / PT. [Read more…]


Canon 5D Mark II Instant Rebates

Canon has unleashed yet another round of rebates – this time for the 5D Mark II.  These instant rebates will be in effect through July 10, 2010.

Taking into account the recent price drop on the 5D Mark II and the $100 instant savings now in effect:

the 5D Mark II body will sell for around $2399;

and the 5D Mark II w/ 24-105mm L lens will sell for around $3199.

You can find the 5D Mark II at trusted online sellers via the links below.

Vincent Laforet on HDDSLR Cinema Happening Now on CreativeLIVE

Vincent Laforet HDDSLR Cinema

Remember when creativeLIVE launched earlier this month?  There have been a lot of great courses since it launched, but I’m watching Vincent Laforet’s course, “An Introduction to HDDSLR Cinema” right now, and I gotta tell ya, it’s good stuff.  It’s also free while it’s live.

If you’ve missed the first day today, it looks like they are doing a re-watch stream of the entire class tonight starting at 11PM ET.  Laforet has got content going for the next two days as well, so you might want to shelve Photoshop CS5 for just a bit and tune into creativeLIVE to learn the ins and outs of your HDDSLR if that’s something you’ve been curious about.

Here’s the link:

Finally, if you can’t tune in this weekend, you can pre-order the video of the full weekend class for $79.  If you wait until after the class is over on Sunday, it goes up to $129.  Having watched it for the past few hours, I can assure you that it’s more than worth the $79 if you are new to shooting video with an HDDSLR camera – and there’s gonna be two more full days of content.

“The Last 3 Minutes” on the Canon 5D Mark II

“The Last 3 Minutes” (above) is a new short from Shane Hurlbut and Bandito Brothers. Canon sponsored the short to show off the new 24p firmware upgrade on the 5D Mark II.  I think it is quite a compelling film – not just due to the technical prowess of the 5D Mark II, but the artistic vision of Hurlbut and his team resonates in a way that many short films miss.  Be sure to read the full run down on the production of “The Last 3 Minutes” on the hurlblog.

If you aren’t familiar with him, Shane Hurlbut has served as Director of Photography on several major films, including Terminator Salvation, We Are Marshall and Into the Blue, among others.

The hurlblog is one of my favorite blogs to read.  If you’re interested in getting serious with video on your DSLR, you owe it to yourself to read every word Shane Hurlbut publishes over there.