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Act of Valor: A Case Study in Out of the Box Filmmaking

Many of you have been asking lately for video of my speaking appearances. We are working to edit some of these for release in the Inner Circle, but I remembered that we did have this one available. In February 2012, I spoke at “Adobe Tips and Flicks” in Washington, DC about “out of the box” filmmaking with the Canon 5D MkII on Act of Valor. It reveals some of the trailblazing we did to be the first studio film shot primarily on DSLR and addresses the challenges faced with this then new camera.

Enjoy. Hello from Sydney, Australia, where I am speaking tonight about pushing the boundaries again, shooting Need for Speed and Fathers and Daughters on the Canon C500.


Author: Shane

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  1. Saw this when it was originally posted online. Good to see it again. Thanks for being a wealth of information, Shane. Congrats on “Need for Speed.” Love the golden-brown street light look in the night scenes.

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  2. Great to see it back online, thanks a lot for sharing Shane, an amazing inspiration.

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  3. WOW!

    Thanks so much Shane!

    Hope to see you in FT Lauredale next month!

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  4. It was amazing. I loved it. Will watch it few more times.

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  5. This is so great. I went to Walmart and bought the DVD to watch it. I have a 65inch screen and it really looks as good as a movie I have(Book Of Eli) that I know was shot on the RED.When you said what would take to shoot in 5 days with a film camera your crew shot it in 4 hours!! Would you shoot a project with the 5DMarkIII with the Magic Lantern software for RAW on it?–I saw a short film shot with it and the detail in the shadow and highlights was amazing.

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