The digital motion picture camera industry was turned upside down by yet another disruptive technology when the Canon EOS 5D Mark II DSLR camera hit the market in 2008. Featuring 24p HD recording with audio and the wide selection of Canon lenses, indie filmmakers could get a complete system for less than $5,000 with 35mm large sensor performance (for cinema like depth of field).
In 2008, at the introduction of the 5D Mark II, acclaimed photographer Vincent Laforet shot the hauntingly beautiful narrative short REVERIE in less than 72 hours: With no pre-production time, minimal cast and crew, and an out-of-pocket budget, REVERIE created a storm of curiosity about the potential of DLSR Cinematography and a revolution in digital filmmaking.
Since that time, video enabled DLSR’s like the Canon EOS line have enabled still and motion photographers alike to explore the motion image medium in new ways, with many amazing results. The most recent of these is the major motion picture release “Act of Valor” now in theaters which was shot entirely using some 26 DLSR video cameras.
Michael D. Gurley from Canon has over 25 years of experience in the Imaging Industry, from shooting commercial to being involved in the digital transformation at Canon and Eastman Kodak. He will share where this revolutionary technology has taken us with an update on DLSR Cinema Filmmaking: Canon Cinema EOS - How did we get here? DLSR to C300: The world changed a bit for all of us when the Canon EOS 5D MkII was introduced, whether you were a photojournalist or a Director of Photography. This discussion will chronicle Canon's journey into the Cinema business with highlights on the Canon Cinema EOS C300 and how technologies continue to evolve.