Vince borrowed the new Canon 5D Mark2 a few weekends ago, and decided that he wanted to try out the video capabilities (1080p) off the camera. But instead of just silly examples of people walking around Union Square, he created a whole narrative, and put the camera through its paces — even taking it up into a helicopter flight over Manhattan.
The result: Well, holy crap. I wouldn’t necessarily say that filmmakers will be giving up their cameras for a DSLR, but they might. And surely, DSLR owners will be looking more and more to shooting video with their still cameras.
When I saw a preview of this video last week (yes, friendship has its benefits), my initial reaction was “why?” But then I started to get it. Vince isn’t suggesting that you go out and make an independent feature with the thing, he’s just showing what the technology can do in a few hours with very little prep, and the answer is, a ton.
Is it a revolution? Too early to tell, but wouldn’t it be cool if the next Steven Spielberg emerged out of the ranks of a photographer?
Keep watching his blog as many interesting things will emerge in the next few weeks….