Philip Bloom (imdb profile), who brought us “Sophia's People” a little bit ago, announced on his blog today that he used his Canon EOS 5D Mark II to shoot a TV commercial. The client for the spot asked Philip to shoot it with the 5DMkII and wanted it to be similar to “Sophia's People.”
We also highlighted Philip's “How to convert Canon EOS 5D Mark II from 30p to 24p”
You really must read the entire post – as he explains quite a bit about how the commercial was filmed and there are a goodly number of photos to go with it.
Here's the commercial:
Commercial shot in Sofia, Bulgaria in one day for mobile phone carrier M-Tel's Prima.
Blog coming soon about the making of this.
I found these two bits real interesting tho!
“I also had to shoot stills which would be used in the print campaigns, my first time as a paid photographer. There is convergence for you!” He's darn right! A videographer shooting stills – shocking.
And this bit:
“This camera is very much in demand from clients. I am going to India in just under two weeks to shoot a 90 second commercial for Greenpeace on Climate Change on the 5dmkII again.” – So, clients are asking for the Canon EOS 5D Mark II to shoot video. Not bad for a still camera LOL