Philip Bloom has posted a new video he shot at the Skywalker Ranch – home of the LucasFilm crew (remember some guy named George Lucas and movies he made called “Star Wars” or something? :). He has been tweeting about this movie for days and has finally been able to release it so that you and I can see it! One tweet really stood out…
“Any doubt I had of 7d/5d for filmmaking gone after seeing my work of 40ft screen a Stag theatre at Skywalker ranch”
He shot this on both the Canon EOS 5D Mark II and Canon EOS 7D. And if you go over to Vimeo, and have one of their free memberships, you can download the 1080 size!
Here’s a little snippet from his blog post – which is really really long and has a bunch of photos to go with it… consider this a little tease to get you over there to read it…
“Talking of flying, that is a big reason why I was there. Lucasfilm had just finished principle photography on â€œRed Tailsâ€, a WWII film about an African American fighter squadron. They filmed this in Prague and needed to film pick ups early next year. Much of this was going to be intimate in cockpit stuff and flying shots. They shot the movie on the Sony F35 but this is a beast and utterly impractical for the cockpit stuff. Hence the Canon DSLRs. They were also looking at new ways to shoot the much anticipated â€œStar Warsâ€ live action TV series. So they wanted to see how well the 7D and 5DmkII stood up with this in mind. Not necessarily shooting on these cameras but perhaps the next evolution of them.”
Please read my blog about this here: philipbloom.co.uk/2009/12/12/the-tale-of-lucasfilm-skywalker-ranch-red-tails-star-wars-and-canon-dslrs/
Filmed at Skywalker ranch on the Canon 5DmkII conformed to 24p and the Canon 7D shooting native 24p.
Timelapse done using stills.
Thanks to Rick McCallum, Mike Blanchard and George Lucas.
Music is Venus by Gustav Holst
Get the large size, you’ll be blown away!
(Photo credit: snap from Philip Bloom’s video)