DSLR cameras have brought on huge change in the film industry, with the Canon 5D and 7D cameras becoming top choices for indie filmmakers. At film festivals across the world, short films, documentaries and even feature films are being shot on these two cameras.
The landscape of indie filmmaking constantly evolves, and with the DSLR becoming the standard, the industry is adapting to the fast production turnaround. The HD workflow has always been an issue, but as the technology for data storage improves, and edit suites get faster, shooting HD makes sense.
What gives these filmmakers an added boost is the ability to earn money with their cameras through site profit shares like youtube. The advertising model is slowly turning mini films into money for content makers, but there is still a long way to go.
What the DSLR represents in the film industry today, is a an affordable solution for high end filmmaking. How will this evolve, and will the format become even more consumer friendly with new Panasonic and Sony Cameras. Is the era of the Red Camera already over?
Films Shot on the Canon 7D
These talented filmmakers have created visually stunning music videos and shorts. Below are just a few we have chosen from the many available online. Check out their fan sites and web pages.
Philip Bloom – Timelapse over Dubai
Philip Bloom is a talented DP and world renowned filmmaker. His innovation using the Canon 5D MKII and the 7D are some of the most inspiring short movies on the web. Check out his website for more videos and how tos.
Merlyn Haycraft – Boxed Man Short Film
Merlyn Haycraft is an independent filmmaker based in London. Merlyn made his latest short film ‘A Boxed Man’ which depicts the story of John S, a man who lives in a boxed life. The visual metaphors in this short film are well conceived, entirely shot on the Canon 5D and brings out the best in his own personal creativity. This kind of film is the perfect project for these small DSLR cameras
Cinnammon Chasers – Winner of the 2010 SXSW Festival
Shot on the Canon 5D Mark II, film director Saman Keshavaraz created a visually stunning ‘video holiday’ in the form of a music video with a tourist feel and a great story. It won the Best Music Video award at the 2010 SXSW festival and has been highly praised by the film industry. Saman’s use of a custom face mounted rig allowed him to devise the concept of an ‘ego trip’ which blends the beauty of the Canon 5D full frame chip, and quality editing to make this a fun visual ride.
Do you like these films? Have you used the Canon 7D before?