Vimeo member Tom Guilmette has a video from Shane Hurlbut's Master Cinema Series launch party. The launch party in Los Angeles showcases the first three main rigs in the product line from a handheld cage, to shoulder rig, and larger eye-leveling studio setup. Definitely looked like tons of fun and even Freddie Wong made it out to the party. More information about the DSLR rigs and accessories in the product line can be found at the website http://mastercinemaseries.com
There's no question that Shane Hurlbut ASC knows what it takes when working with DSLRs, so he's teamed up with Letus to design a new line of DSLR gear. Click the image (above) for a video trailer, and other information quoted below.
"Over the past 3 years, my team and I have shot 2 feature films, 20 shorts and over 100 commercials on the DSLR platform. This out of the box thinking was the result of collaborating with directors Scott Waugh and Mike McCoy on the feature project "Act of Valor". We used the Canon 5D to deliver an immersive, visceral, cinematic first person perspective that intercut seamlessly with film.
As a direct result of this exploration, Hien Tu Le, owner of the Letus Corporation and I have designed a groundbreaking new gear system with film production as it's benchmark. This form factor looks and feels like a motion picture capture device that morphs effortlessly between configurations."
More information about the Master Cinema Series gear should end up at http://mastercinemaseries.com.
When used properly DSLR's can provide amazing quality video footage. Of course you've probably already heard of all the problems that go with shooting video DSLR cameras too. If you're just starting out with DSLR's or might be wondering about implementing DSLR's into your workflow, you should definitely check out B&H's HDSLR Hub taught by Shane Hurlbut, ASC. So far it's based around the amazing Canon 5D Mark II, but many of the tips, tricks, and advice are general to all DSLR's. Episode II was just released today, and there's a schedule to release more in the coming weeks. All found here: http://www.hdslrhub.bhphoto.com
Most of you might remember Shane Hurlbut as the DP Christian Bale went Psycho on during the filming of Terminator Salvation. If you need a refresher, check out this YouTube clip for the audio meltdown. [that issue has since been resolved].
Shane Hurlbut - Director of Photographer talks a little bit about the seeing the footage from a Canon 5D Mark II for the very first time. Below are two other videos about a short film created completely with the Canon DSLR. You may have caught 'The Last Three Minutes' video online, but you may not have caught some of the Behind the Scenes footage. Check it out for a bit more appreciation of how these DSLR's are just game changers....
Here's the final piece titled 'The Last Three Minutes'