A few weeks ago, I wrote about dialing in all the menus so that your camera was ready to capture imagery that was cinematic and film friendly. These next two posts will be about the accessorizing required to turn your Canon 1DC into a Movie Making Machine.
I am going to break this one up into two posts because there is a lot of information. The first one will set your 1DC up to look and feel like a movie camera. The second post will go into adding the little bits that really make the difference.
“It Starts With a Cage”
Act of Valor on the Canon 5D MKII. When we finished that project, my elite team and I quickly realized that we needed to cage these cameras.This was essential so that we could add all the necessary accessories for the camera team to make it function more like a professional film/video camera. Kurt over at View Factor hooked us up with the first caged 5D MK II. It was so awesome, all powered and ready to rumble. I know that many of you still like the feel of your camera in stripper mode (which is just the body and a lens of choice). That is wonderful for some shooting, but having it a little more production friendly is what I would advise. Zacuto , Redrock , View Factor , and Letus make some great cages.
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Courtesy of Shane Hurlbut, ASC