Screen grab from Math the Band's music video

Jon Yi directs HOT new Canon EOS C300 music video for Math the Band

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Jon Yi has had some amazing fun with the Canon EOS C300 – I'm sure you'll remember we were the first to post “Canon EOS C300 “awesome” video by Jon Yi” and then we interviewed Jon live (see the podcast archive)!

Now, Jonathan and Sam Goetz have directed a music video for “Math the Band” and they've also sent us the behind the scenes video (and you're the first to see it!).


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Some BTS screenshots

Jon sent along a boat load of screen grabs from the video – way too many to post here, but here are a couple:

Screen grab from Math the Band's music video

Screen grab from Math the Band's music video

Screen grab from Math the Band's music video

Screen grab from Math the Band's music video

Screen grab from Math the Band's music video

Screen grab from Math the Band's music video

video Description

Directed by Jonathan Yi and Sam Goetz.

MATH THE BAND will be touring in support of Andrew WK's "I Get Wet Tour" all across America this March and April. More info about the band can be found at

Cast: Chris Cipriano, Jeff Williams, Kevin Steinhauser, Justine Mainville, Joe Gannon, James Gannon, Mary Perrino, Peter Brown

Production Company: Decoupage Productions
Producers: Tara Power and Joselyn Allen
Assistant Director: Michael Haertlein
Production Assistants: Mike Goetz and Kengo Hioki

Director of Photography: Jonathan Yi
Assistant Camera (Canon C300): Mary Perrino
Red Epic Operator: Seth Hagenstein

Editor: Sam Goetz
Colorist: Colin Travers

Production Designer: James Gannon
Special FX: Joanna Tillman
Pyrotechnic: Jeff Moratti
Visual Art and Projection: Don Miller

Production Sound: Matt Bryant
Post Sound Design and Mix: Dan Dzula

Made possible with help from Canon USA, eyepatch productions and Corwin Carroll.

Thanks: Tommy Brown, Canon USA (Sophia Iguchi, Rich Eilers and Larry Thorpe), Corwin Carroll, Expand the Room (James Cole), eyepatch productions (Lynn Roer, David Zellerford, John Swofford, Moitri Ghosh, Joanne Golden, Ken Meyer), Matt Ferrin, Film Biz Recycling, Mike Goetz, Seth Hagenstein, Ben Kim, Justin Knowles, Mindcastle (Casey Warren), Robert at New Era Suits Factory Outlet, Park Slope Computers, Will Robertson, Skanska (Julia Maxwell), 2 Rector (Jimmy Rizzi and Jerry Prickett), Vimeo (Dan Hayek and Champ Ensminger), Paul Yee, Zacuto (Jens Bogehegn)

Special Thanks: Chief Inspector James Lauer and FDNY

Shot on a prototype Canon Cinema EOS C300
Additional explosion coverage angles shot with Red Epic and Canon XF305

After the release of "Canon EOS C300 = Awesome" (, Canon USA allowed me to shoot "whatever I wanted" on a newer prototype C300 in January. I wanted it to be as weird as possible, so I made this with my friend Sam and enlisted some friends. We hope you like it.


What do you think?

(cover photo credit: snap from the video)


  1.…pretty weird stuff..
    Did we ever see a full shot of
    the band playing…?

  2. wait .. they gave him a C300 but he used an Epic for the higher framerates, which the Canon couldn’t handle. Ummm … is this good promotion? I think the video is nice but I also think they like to call it “weird” and “crazy” more than it actually is. Or maybe do I watch too much strange stuff?

  3. Band sings flat.

    Does not show off the camera very well. Couldn’t a 5DM2 give the same picture since it’s being seen on TV and the internet?

  4. This could have been shoot on iphone, wouldn’t make any difference. C300 & Epic? LOL. At least the extreme slowmo of the blowing spaghetti would be interesting. Tell me one reason you din’t use iphone? 🙂

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