‘Act of Valor’ Made with Premiere Pro, After Effects and Other Adobe Tools

Here’s a short video that takes you behind the scenes of ‘Act of Valor‘, which was shot on the 5D Mark II, and shows how Adobe products were used to help make the film.  I knew that Adobe products were used quite a bit on the film; however, I was still surprised to hear that most of the visual effects in the film were done in After Effects.

It looks like most/all of the Adobe products that Bandito Bros used can be found in Adobe Production Premium.

[via Adobe TV]

‘Act of Valor’ Steps Up the HDSLR Game

Act of Valor

I waited patiently for a couple of years or so since I first heard about a Navy Seal movie Shane Hurlbut ASC was shooting on the Canon 5D Mark II.  I’ve read about how Shane lit night scenes with practicals, numerous mentions of his man-cam and helmet cam rigs, and how Zeiss lenses worked in tandem with the 5D Mark II for a big screen blockbuster.

It hit theaters yesterday.  And, I set out last night with a few friends to watch it.  I was not disappointed. [Read more...]

New ‘Act of Valor’ Trailer Polishes the 5D’s Resume

Act of Valor

I just talked about ‘Like Crazy’ a couple of days ago, which was shot on the Canon 7D and is out in theaters now.  And now, Relativity Media, which picked up ‘Act of Valor‘ for a cool $13M earlier this year, just released the second trailer for the film.  As you may already know, Act of Valor was shot primarily with the Canon 5D Mark II and a combination of Zeiss and Panavision lenses – with Shane Hurlbut, ASC serving as DP on the film.

I have embedded the trailer below.  (Sorry, but autoplay is forced on for the trailer embed.) [Read more...]

5D Mark II Film ‘Act of Valor’ Gets Official Trailer

Act of Valor

The first official Act of Valor trailer is out.  We’ve been hearing Shane Hurlbut (Act of Valor’s cinematographer) talk about this film for many months now.  Back in June we learned that Relativity Media picked it up for $13 Million.

(Push the resolution up to 720p and full screen the trailer below…)

This film was shot on the Canon 5D Mark II along with [Read more...]