Shane Hurlbut is the cinematographer for the new Need for Speed movie. A couple weeks ago, he had a contest to see who could spot the GoPro footage in the trailer. The contest is over now, but Shane put together an annotated trailer that labels all the cameras and lenses used in the trailer for each and every shot (…and there are a lot of cuts in there).
Along with the C500 and Alexa Plus, there are a few shots using the Canon 1D C in obvious tight quarters or crash cam situations. Notably, all the cameras are capable of 4K image capture (and were shooting 4K) even though the film was finished in 2K. However, the 4K frame gives plenty of room for reframes and stabilization, which makes sense when you’re shooting car sequences at 120mph. [click to continue…]
Canon has released a firmware update for the Cinema EOS C500. Firmware version 184.108.40.206.00 provides for the following modifications and improvements: [click to continue…]
Ryan Connolly of Film Riot was planning on shooting a big-budget short film project, Outsiders; however, funding fell through at the last minute. Instead of hanging his head and complaining about it, he, along with his crew and actors, shot a low budget short with the equipment and personnel they had on hand.
Ryan worked with Seth Worley, who wrote and directed Plot Device, to craft the story for Proximity over a few days, which ended up as a 10-page script. They then shot the film on a Canon C500. Post-production was done with Adobe Creative Cloud, Pro Tools and Red Giant plug-ins.
Check out the 10-minute short below. [click to continue…]
Canon has issued firmware updates for its C100, C300 and C500 cinema cameras that expand the sensitivity range to ISO 80,000, along with several other feature additions and enhancements.
The EOS C100 and C300 firmware updates will be available from Canon in November 2013, while the C500 firmware update will be available in December 2013.
Check out the feature excerpts for each of the cameras below. [click to continue…]
The Canon EOS C500 4K cinema camera and the EOS 300 HD cinema camera are available with $3000 and $2000 instant rebates, respectively, now through September 30. Find the EOS C500 here at B&H Photo and the EOS C300 here at B&H Photo.
Additionally, the Canon EOS C100 HD cinema camera has a $1000 instant rebate available through August 31. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
Back at NAB 2013, Canon announced that it would be releasing firmware updates for all three of its cinema cameras – the C500, C300 and C100. [click to continue…]