one large puzzle piece of the film we are shooting this summer - the camera.
It looks like we may be using the new possible camera fad - the 5d or the 7d. I say fad b/c maybe it is
just that - or maybe it isn't. It's still a very new "filming a movie" tool. Very new... and while I'm the first one who loves cutting edge filmmaking - learning during/on an actual shoot how a camera works or does not works - is not what I want me or the DP to be worrying about - instead - I want me and the DP to be focused on getting the very best shots that help tell the very best story.
SO with that stated - here is a lot of information that we are looking at about the cameras - so far - since we are filming in such tight locations - with very low light - this camera seems to have many pluses for our filming situation - TIGHT locations - and I am talking TIGHT - we're talking 3 feet by 3 feet at times. On the negative - possibly - sound seems to be a BIG problem with the camera - I have yet to see ANYONE address the sound record from the camera - I've heard it's mono - AND - not good at all via the external hook up.
I'm searching to see if someone has tried to make it work. Why not just record externally you ask - well - we are shooting some very large scenes in such tight locations - a boom mic may very well not fit - with the camera man and the actor - but - we will see.
THIS POST WILL BE UPDATED A LOT - BE SURE TO CHECK BACK OFTEN:
Use your laptop as a monitor!
MONITORS: via 5DFILMMAKING.COM
MIC IT UP: via JUICEDLINK
ONE of the BEST VIDS on the DSLR Cameras out there via ZACUTO: PART 1 of 3 PARTS
Zacuto Great Camera Shootout 2010: It's all About Latitude from Zacuto USA on Vimeo.
Advice/opinions - feel free to comment - we'll listen.
Got a question - feel free to list in the comment section - we'll try and find the answer.
1: ONE OF THE VERY BEST SITES ABOUT 5D/7D: HURLBURT VISUALS (WEBSITE)
2: A GRAND SITE: CANON 5D TIPS (WEBSITE)
3: TONS OF 5D/7D SHOT MOVIES HERE: The best DSLR flix on the net - DSLR FLIX (VIDEOS)
4: CANON FILMMAKERS (WEBSITE/VIDEOS)
5: CANON EOS 550D vs. 7D vs. 5Dmkii (VIDEO)
6: DSLR Tactical Shooter ZACUTO (VIDEO)
7: GREAT CAMERA SHOOTOUT via ZACUTO (VIDEO)
8: CANON 7D FEATURE FILM shot entirely with the 7D: THE NEW REPUBLIC: (VIDEO/WEBSITE)
http://ow.ly/1IYE1 & http://ow.ly/1IYFb
9: @PhilipBloom WRITES ABOUT SHOOTING ON A BIG MOVIE SET WITH DSLRs FOR LUCASFILMS:
Feel free to post links to articles and websites for more DSLR information in the comment section ;-)
Meanwhile - it's going to be very interesting to see if we use the DSLR format - or not on the movie...
I'm Jus' sayin;