I’m sure you’ll remember that we told you that Ron Howard and his daughter Bryce Dallas Howard would be shooting an HDSLR short based on 8 photos selected from all that were submitted in Canon’s Project Imagin8ion back in May – you can watch the movie online now thru Dec 19th!

One very very interesting thing to note tho – it was mainly shot on the Canon EOS C300 as well as the Canon HDSLRs. Our understanding is that when prototypes of the Canon EOS C300 became available, it was decided to use it as the main camera as well as using the Canon EOS 5D Mark II and other HDSLRs on the project. A preview was also shown at the big November 3rd announcement which we mentioned during the live blog – and I heard Ron and Bryce were there but I didn’t get the chance to meet them (boohoo!).

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Note: you can watch the movie in 1080HD on youtube here

The winning 8 images in the project Imagin8ion contest
The winning 8 images in the project Imagin8ion contest

Quiet Canon EOS C300 film

I’m not quite sure why Canon has been so quiet about this as it was a big announcement back in May – tho I have been watching a TON of commercials on USA TV, there hasn’t been a press puch about the movie being online nor has there been much discussion about it anywhere. In fact, we might be the first to even talk about it being online. It just went up a few hours ago and will only apparently be online for a few days. Curious.

I did confirm with Canon about it being shot on the Canon EOS C300 as well as the HDSLRs and I was also told:

Cool fact that hasn’t been written about yet… The dream sequence of the film with the mother by the tree was actually shot in infrared by a modified DSLR (not sure which model). It made for a very cool dream-look.

The movie was premiered in NYC a few weeks ago – there was a big party too – there are some photos on the Project Imagin8ion page.

So there you go! Yet another Canon EOS C300 video that few people are talking about yet… what did you think about the movie? Any glaring issues with the quality if you watched in 1080?

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(cover photo credit: snap from one of the winning photos (the iconic infrared tree image)


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