An amazing short film by Shane Hurlbut, ASC shot on the Canon 5dMkII

Shane HurlbutShane Hurlbut, ASC along with Canon sponsorship set out to set people straight.  The 5d is KING!

Shane was the Director of Photography for films like Terminator: Salvation, Into the Blue, The Skulls, We Are Marshall, and Drumline.  So why is an established Hollywood cinematographer decide to shoot 1 feature, 20 short films, and 12 commercials with this camera?

Shane said this about the film:

“When the rumors about the 24p update for the Canon 5D were swirling, I was perfectly happy with my cocktail that I had perfected on the Navy SEAL film; 30p and then Twixtor to frame blend. Then, commercial production companies and the ad agencies started to inquire about needing 24p because they could not deal with the rendering time of all the Twixtor files, the 7D started to rise as the premium capture. That is when the aha moment happened for me. I wondered, why is everyone asking for second best when the Canon 5D is king? At that point, I knew I had to be a proponent of the 24p upgrade and to shoot something with it that would bring people back into focus about the camera that started it all.

So Lydia Hurlbut negotiated with Canon to sponsor a visual short produced by Hurlbut Visuals and Bandito Brothers Productions that showcased the 24p firmware update in the 5D to remind everyone of the power of this amazing tool. A tool that can inspire out of the box thinking. ”

Vietnam scene with HV Elite Team Members Darin Necessary and Bodie Orman


Check out Planet 5d for more information with crew quotes and info on the behind the scenes.

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