Monday, August 01, 2011

'Captain America" Action Shots Captured with Canon DSLRs

This past weekend I saw "Cowboys & Aliens" (it was okay, not terrible, not great) but Canon has sent out a press release about the other comic-book based action movie in the theaters right now, announcing that many of the action shots for "Captain America: The First Avenger" were shot on the Canon 5D Mark II.

The DSLRs were used for several POV shots including a car chase and crash, and a high-speed motorcycle pursuit.

“The challenge with a lot of action photography is getting the camera in the right position,” Jonathan Taylor, second unit director/director of photography noted. “I’m always looking to get the camera into impossible to reach places because those kinds of shots make action sequences much more exciting. Most 35mm motion-picture cameras and even the leading digital cinematography cameras are just too big to get into interesting positions.”

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