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…]
Check out this fun crash cam reel that shows off all the ways Shane Hurlbut has destroyed Canon 5D Mark II‘s over the past three years or so on Act of Valor and other productions.
[Vashi Nedomansky on Vimeo]
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. [click to continue…]
‘Act of Valor‘ looks to be the 5D Mark II’s biggest film yet, with most of the film’s footage captured using the (now) sub-$2000 DSLR.
Check out the new third trailer below. [click to continue…]
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.) [click to continue…]
Shane Hurlbut and Letus have teamed up for a new HDSLR support system designed with film cameras in mind. [click to continue…]