Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Sundance Multi-Award Winning Doc shot on DSLR!

A Blog Converged notes technology is indeed changing the way we consume media, AND the way media is being created. Case in point:

The World Cinema Grand Jury Prize in Documentary, as well as the World Cinema Cinematography Award for Documentary Filmmaking prize at this year's Sundance Film Festival were won by filmmaker Danfung Dennis for his harrowing documentry, To Hell and Back Again.

It's noteworthy because his film, about a Marine's journey to Afghanistan and struggles returning home was shot using a Canon 5D Mark II DSLR! A full sensored camera that shoot 21 megapixel stills, and full 1980x1020 HD 24p "film-look" video. Now that's convergence!!

On The Documentary Blog, you can see Dennis' special camera rig, hear about his workflow (he carried 5 16GB Sandisk Extreme IV CF cards) and other challenges during shooting.

We know one thing, after seeing this incredible work. Filmmaking will never be the same...

For more information on the film check out the website here and to see some of Danfung’s photography, his official site is here.

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