The newest crop of DSLR cameras are really starting to make a name for themselves in the film world. With film size sensors, the ability to use amazing lenses and HD quality video it seems that everyone wants to shoot their next project with one. I just found out today that this year’s season finale of House will be shot on the same camera -(Canon 5D Mark II) as “The Last 3 Minutes” seen below. I discovered this short a few days ago through Cinematographer Shane Hurlbut’s blog and was blown away. I’ve seen some other shorts (Reverie – Nocturne) shot on DSRLs, but this one is really amazing. It has a great story and the cinematography is awesome.
The main character in this short is William Turner, a janitor whose life seems mundane on the surface but as it develops, many interesting layers are revealed. We shot his boring existence in the present day at 24fps utilizing the new Canon 5D firmware.
As William’s life unfolds from present day to the past, we shot with the Canon 5D at 30fps and pulled it in at 24fps to give it a slightly dreamy feel. The creamy Canon ‘L’ series glass delivered the period look that we were hoping to achieve.
Director: Po Chan
Cinematographer and Executive Producer: Shane Hurlbut, ASC
Producer: Greg Haggart
Editor: Vashi Nedomansky