Canon has been recently pushing its C500 for fiction work. Though not as ‘run and gun’ like its smaller sister, the C300, it is pretty small and fast to work with.
Here are three behind-the-scenes of recent fiction projects that have been shot with the Canon C500. The first is Shane Hurlbut’s feature, Need for Speed:
Shane has written extensively about why he chose the Canon C500 over the Epic or Alexa. Here’s a podcast of him discussing his choice. Here are two videos (You can catch the rest of his extensive tests on his Vimeo page and website) comparing the C500 with the Epic and Alexa for overexposure:
Another high profile short promoted by Canon is ‘Human Voice’, starring Sophia Lauren, and directed by her son Edoardo Ponti. Here, Edoardo and Cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto, ASC, AMC, and First AC Zoran Veselic discuss how they configured The C500 PL version:
Finally, we have Ryan Connelly of Film Riot discussing the making of his short ‘Proximity’:
What do you think? Do you think it has the cinematic look?