“Betrayed” – Canon EOS 5D Mark II short released

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A tease was posted back in August 2009 indicating a motion picture with some big names was being shot on the Canon EOS 5D Mark II. After a few delays, “Betrayed” (IMDB listing), a narrative short, has been released and we're one of the first to get the trailer. We've been chatting with Cinematographer Robert Caplin about the release and he sent us this tidbit…

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“We're very excited about the launch of this site, which will present news and information about “Betrayed“, a short thriller co-written and directed by Joshua Grossberg and starring Seth Gilliam (The Wire), PJ Sosko, and Cara Buono (The Sopranos).

Betrayed, one of the first narrative works to be shot on the new Canon 5D Mark II, follows husband and reporter James Vance (PJ Sosko) who mysteriously disappears, but not before leaving a cryptic video diary leading law enforcement to unravel the crime of his demise.

Principal photography wrapped in the spring of 2009 and after finishing post-production in the late fall, the short is now being submitted to film festivals worldwide with the goal of raising the final financing we need to shoot the feature-length version.”

Betrayed from Robert Caplin on Vimeo.

You can also read an interview with the Director Joshua Grossberg over on the Livebooks blog.

So who is this “Robert Caplin” guy? Maybe you've heard of him and maybe you haven't… but if you've been following planet5D, you have seen him twice on the blog already (and once again just yesterday in the 1D4 vs D3s shootout). First, we found he'd done a music video of his 15 year old younger sister Etana Caplin (covered in this blog post).

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We also found him and posted his World Series Time-Lapse

World Series Time-Lapse by Robert Caplin from Robert Caplin on Vimeo.

Oh, and here's his bio on IMDB as well as his own bio from his website:

“I'm a New York City based editorial and commercial photographer working with clients that include The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Newsweek, National Geographic, Sports Illustrated, ESPN The Magazine, and the International Emmy's. I have a cat named Chicken, he rocks.”

Hopefully, “Betrayed” will launch Robert's film career and he'll get to work with the Canon EOS 5D Mark II or the Canon EOS-1D MKIV on a full length version!

(Photo credit: snap from “Betrayed”)


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