November 3, 2011 was quite a whirlwind of a day for filmmakers all across the world. The stills camera manufacturer that unintentionally launched a new era in filmmaking with the 5D Mark II—Canon—made an announcement of a new camera body: the EOS C300. Today on the show we have one of the few filmmakers allowed to make a pre-production short film on the camera; the man who is largely responsible for the aforementioned digital filmmaking evolution—Mr. Vincent Laforet himself.
As is customary, we cover topics in this podcast that go beyond just the gear. We talk about Vincent’s use of the camera for sure. But also his journey from photographer to DP to Director. He gives us an insightful look at what it’s like for Hollywood directors that makes some of them so volatile to work with. He also gives some behind the scenes 411 on the making of his C300 film, “Mobius” (We also learn what legenday filmmaker Martin Scorcese said about the film). You will not want to miss this, the 50th episode of the show.
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Bumper music for this show is “Tater City” by Glenn Shambroom, part of the TRUE ROMANCE collection, courtesy of Triple Scoop Music.
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