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Must See: Flying People in NYC

How cool is that! Apparently these guys were creating as a marketing piece for the movie Chronical. Very creative!

Canon EOS C300 Now available for pre-order in the US

Although Canon’s new C300 has been available to pre-order here in Europe for over a month now it has been strangely absent from stores in the US. The camera was finally made available to pre-order from B&H photo video today for $15,999 which is pretty close to the price listed in the UK before tax.

View the Canon C300 PL version on B&H

View the Canon C300 EF version on B&H

Must See Film – PressPausePlay

You simply must watch this if you are even slightly interested in how technology is effecting the progression of art including music and filmmaking. It’s an absolutely gorgeous film and we are very privileged that the House of Radon guys are sharing it on Vimeo.

Taken from the Vimeo page:

The digital revolution of the last decade has unleashed creativity and talent in an unprecedented way, with unlimited opportunities.

But does democratized culture mean better art or is true talent instead drowned out? This is the question addressed by PressPausePlay, a documentary film containing interviews with some of the world’s most influential creators of the digital era. presspauseplay.com @presspauseplay Facebook: on.fb.me/y4gEK1

If you like the film you can support us by rating it on IMDB – imdb.to/jUqhFn. Thanks!

Christmas shootout with Philip Bloom

On a cold day earlier in December I Joined Philip Bloom, Suresh Kara, Joel Conder and Sarah Estela for Philips Christmas mini shootout .  The main aim of the shootout was to compare a bunch of large sensor cameras under typical shooting conditions.

We did a range of tests including resolution, skew, skin tones, and low light / high ISO. I was particularly interested to see how the Canon EOS-C300 held up against the other cameras on test as I’m considering purchasing one when they are released. To find out more about the C300 check out my C300 review.

We tested the following cameras and picture profiles…

Sony NEX5N– Flat PP by Abel Cine
Canon EOS C300 – C-LOG (Not Cinema mode for the res tests)
Panasonic GH2 – Driftwood Hack nostalgia and dialed down
Canon 5D mk2 – Marvels Advance
Canon 7D – Marvels Advance
Sony FS100 – G-LOG A
Sony PMW-F3 AB-RANGE
Sony PMW-F3 – S-Log
Nikon D7000 – Flat

As Philip says in the video the tests were not overly scientific, we tried where possible to maintain conditions and settings but obviously working outside on a winters day we had to deal with changeable light and a few frozen fingers. Regardless of the weather conditions though the resolution test results were very interesting and still showed each cameras strengths and weaknesses.

After braving the cold for the resolution and skew tests we then headed back for a full english breakfast and series of low light and skin tone tests so lookout for those very shortly which I’ll add to this page once Philip finishes editing them. It was great fun doing the shootout and lovely spending time with Philip, Suresh, Joel and Sarah so many thanks to those guys for making it a great day.

When You Find Me – Canon C300 Short Film

Update: 17-1-2012 – The Canon C300 is now available for Pre-order from B&H.

If you have 30 minutes to spare then this is a must watch. The Short was directed by Bryce Dallas Howard, daughter of Ron Howard who was also involved in the short as Executive Producer.

Update: The video above was made private on the 19th Dec but has since been made public and then private again. I’ll leave the embed online for now just incase they continue to change their minds.

The film was inspired by eight winning photographs which were chosen as part of Canon’s PROJECT IMAGIN8ION.

When you find me was shot using one of the first prototypes the new Canon EOS C300 with ariel shots done with an RC Helicopter fitted with a 5D mkII.

Check out my Canon C300 review for more information about the camera used.