I just finished reading an extensive article about the use of DSLRs for filmmaking. In it, DP Rodney Charters from the prime time series “24”, and Director Snehal Patel share their experience using Canon 5D’s to shoot an Indian short. They discuss how the physically used the cameras in difficult situations as well as how they lit the short and the use of minimal lighting. I highly recommend this in-depth article to anyone interested in DSLR filmmaking.
As if that was good enough, at the end of the three-page story there is a section entitled “DSLRs For The Big & Small Screen” in which Shane Hurlbut throws in his experience and thoughts on using these great little cameras for cinema.
- Link to the Article: DSLRs For Feature Films
I have written posts on Rodney Charters and what he is doing with DSLRs. You can find that post here. I would also suggest checking out this post on Shane Hurlbut.