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Small Size, Big Value: The Canon 5D Mark II As A MovieMaker

  • August 26, 2009
  • Shane Hurlbut, ASC
Small Size, Big Value: The Canon 5D Mark II As A MovieMaker

The Canon 5D Mark II is approximately 2.5 pounds with a still lens, 4.5″ high 3″ deep and 6″ long. Wow!

It is nimble and inexpensive so you can have multiple camera bodies working in different configurations simultaneously. Not being stuck with a traditional shoulder mount allows you to create a new visual language.

The 5D Mark II Goes Anywhere
The 5D Mark II Goes Anywhere

We used the 5D Mark II to shoot the fight sequences in my current feature project for the Navy Seals directed by Scott Waugh and Mike McCoy and produced by Bandito Brothers, Legendary Pictures and Warner Brothers. The versatility to get into places that were previously impossible to reach with a camera of this quality is exciting. Capturing  incredibly low angles is now easy.  Overhead shots that usually required a crane or jib arm, now need a speed rail menu arm or a c-stand.  You have to keep on thinking out of the box, break free from traditional thinking and embrace the size and weight of this little movie maker.

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