President Obama answers mail-short Canon EOS 5D Mark II movie

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The White House is doing some amazing things with technology these days and there was plenty of excitement when the official President Obama portrait that was shot with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II by Pete Souza (biography). Last week, we found this beautiful short about President Obama and how he and his staff handle all of the mail and email that comes into the White House. We delayed posting this hoping to get some additional information from the White House staff, but unfortunately they've had to decline – so now, without further delay:

Collision Conference

Inside the White House: Letters to the President from White House on Vimeo.

Every day, President Obama reads ten letters from the public in order to stay in tune with America's issues and concerns. “Letters to the President” is an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the process of how those ten letters make it to the President's desk from among the tens of thousands of letters, faxes, and e-mails that flood the White House each day.
August 3, 2009. (public domain)

[Shot with Canon 5D Mark II and Sony EX-3]


  1. I’m Canadian, but I can’t get over how awesome it is that there is a whole pile of videos like that. And responding to the letters is great too.

  2. Did you see that all of's videos on vimeo are flagged as “Public Domain”? That means they are free to use in your own movies. The 5D footage of the oval office will drop right into my next short!

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