FULL Review here: ninofilm.net/blog/2011/12/09/canon-eos-c300-review-short-film/
BTS by Peter Hainzl: vimeo.com/33272532/
shot on pre production unit of the new Canon EOS C300 camera
guy in a tram finds a pack of cigarettes and realizes that it's not a usual brand...
I wrote the first script of this short propably 5min after Canon Germany called me to confirm they will send me a pre production unit of the new Canon C300. I wanted to get my hands on it since Nov 3rd and was glad they'd send me the camera.
I called Nino Leitner who was on that "Pre-Pro-User"-List because I wanted to shoot a short with him depending on who gets it first. So we continued our plans to shoot in Vienna, packed the gear, called friends and colleagues, got to Vienna and started shooting from Saturday to Sunday.
After 15-16 hours, we wrapped our shoot and were pretty happy how it turned out, even if it was WAY too short to get everything like we want it to be.
Our main goal was to test the camera in a "real" production environment. I love cameras that don't stand in the way. A camera is great if it doesn't force you to make compromises. If you want to be creative, you don't want to think of camera flaws, quirks or even battery life.
We really enjoyed shooting with it and realized that it's the best camera for our current needs. Again, for us, not for everyone.
this was our schedule:
Wednesday: Canon called
Thursday: Pre-Production (script, actors, locations)
Friday: first test shots and further planning
Saturday / Sunday: shooting
Enjoy watching it!
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thanks to the great team and everyone involved
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**UPDATE: a few people asked if it would look more filmic if I would have done more grading. I did grade it a bit but only some contrast and nothing else. I didn't want it to look oversaturated or with high contrast. Will give it to a colorist for grading and upload 2 different ones, with and without grading.
**UPDATE 2: new grading is up from Micha Schmidt!