Continuing on with the very popular subject of the top videos coming out from the 5D mk ii, here's a few more (ok, a gob!) of my favorites!
Please remember with the ones hosted on Vimeo that you can often download them in full size if you're a Vimeo member (which is a free registration).
A short movie I and a couple of other students created at school. We had about one month to make this movie including pre-production. We used a lot of time making the script and coming up with a good idea.
It is shot with the Canon EOS 5d mkII and I used a lot of time to trick the camera both with duck-tape on the contacts and with correct lighting.
The language is norwegian, but I hope it still is funny with english subtitles.
It is nominated for best short movie along with two other films in norways largest filmfestival for youths. Hope you enjoy!
For more information and pictures about the production please visit www.kyrrelien.com under blog.
This one is getting lots of traffic
TWO BAD – Canon 5DmkII CAR RIG test from Marko Butrakovic on Vimeo.
This is my first car rig experience and just one hour after I left the equipment store the rig was ready to rumble. Check it out and FEUER FREI !
(We used a loooot of duck tape)
My friend Tyler Ginter sent me these:
A shot of training day of syncro swimmers from Split, Croatia.
Girls are members of syncro club Dolfina.
Camera used : Canon 5d Mark II
Lenses : 70-200 2.8 IS, 24 1.4
Video editing : Edius 5.0
Shot over several days with a 5D Mark II using my 85mm 1.8. The low light capabilities of this camera is extraordinary. Minor color grading in the beginning and end. About 95% of the images are straight from the camera.
Music: “Firelight” by Snow Patrol
New series roll-in for Second.
This project was shot entirely on the 5D Mark II using the following lenses:
Credits: Cinematographer, Post-Production
We filmed for a local Corset manufacturers with the 5D Mark II in Low light (available or available with fill).
Wanted to use the unique capabilities of the camera to show the details on the corsets.
Shallow depth of field at wide apertures due to the full frame sensor with this camera was an advantage.
Film converted to 25fps using Apple Compressor. Film edited in Final Cut Studio as 1920 x1080 ProRes files
Testing the auto focus on my 5D Mark II (5D2). Showing that it does work in live view during video recording.
The setup is as follows : 5D II with a non-EOS lens adapted with a chip that simulates an EOS lens with a single aperture F2.8, then put the camera into “exposure simulation” mode and Tv, set iso and exposure time. To film, first press “*” to fix the exposure to the simulation mode.
What manual control do you get? Well, what you see (in exposure simulation including RGB histogramm) is almost what you get, since the camera does not allow arbitrary exposure times in video. It does allow 1/30s, 1/50s, 1/80s, 1/125s and some less useful shorter times. However, the camera chooses itself in the exposure simulation mode the combination of sensitivity and exposure time, and as a consequence, beyond a certain level, you will always get 1/30s.
In this experiment, I always kept the lens wide open and chose some value pairs for sensitivity and exposure time. If you look at the videos on a frame by frame bases, you will notice that not all choices result in different exposure times, e.g. 1/50s and 1/60s both are really 1/50s and so forth. You can also see that short exposure times expose more heavily the rolling shutter artefacts.
Still, this approach gives much more and in particular reproducible control over aperture.
A friend sent me this: “Hi maunger, I post a video on youtube for now so you can watch commercial online. It is for Croatian humanitarian group so ignore voices and don't forget almost everything is hand held shoot and stabilized in post. And there is no lights used except on doctor. Everything else is shoot without any lights and all color corrections has been done in post. Witch was very impressive on handball player (he is world best handball player so we have exactly 3 minutes for shooting. it was point and shoot situation.”
Photo credit: a snap from the video by Nico L