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Oscars 2019 – All Nominated Documentaries Shot on Canon Cameras

If you’ve worked in nonfiction in the last 5 years, it’s likely a producer has asked you if you own or have access to a Canon C300.  (And in the last 2 years, it’s been the Canon C300 Mark II, which arguably has seen extremely stiff competition from the Sony FS7.) But if you need proof that Canon has become the go-to nonfiction camera manufacturer, look no further than the Academy Awards documentary feature category. All the Oscar-nominated documentaries have one thing in common: they were primarily shot on Canon bodies. This is a major coup for a manufacturer that has come a long way from the days of the DSLR revolution.  Image Credit: National Geographic As a Canon C300 Mark II owner myself, I’ve found the ergonomics of the camera are unparalleled for how I shoot. It can be built out or stripped down and give a cinematic quality to the sparsest of shoots. More than that, I am one of those people, who just really loves “that Canon look.”  It seems that a great number of documentary DP’s out there are in agreement. My colleague, Tim Fok, did a deep dive into the C300 Mark II camera, which you can check out HERE.  The Oscar category takeover is a huge achievement for the manufacturer, and it’s not one they’re taking lightly. During the Sundance Film Festival in January, I got together with Tim Smith from Canon USA to talk about the company’s new found dominance. Here’s what he...

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Published By: Cinema5D - Friday, 22 February

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