What Inspires Me: Unforgiving Winter by Matthew Allard
Description: With the rapidly decreasing Japanese population it is the elderly that are feeling the effects. In rural areas of the country old people are left alone and isolated during Japans cold winters. With less young people schools and businesses have closed down in remote areas leaving the elderly to live in virtual ghost towns.
Filmed in Takane Village, Gifu Japan on a Canon 60D
Comment: Outstanding visuals that invoke a sense of isolation and the bitter cold apparent throughout the piece.
What Inspires Me: The Perfect Brew by Matthew Allard for Aljazeera
The Cinematic look of Broadcast Video Journalism. Shot on Canon 5DMkII
What Inspires Me: TimeScapes – Rapture by Tom Lowe @timescapes
Amazing timelapse work – go full screen and turn up the volume!
Canon Native Codec vs Avid DNxHD & Cineform HD
The results show why I strongly recommend using Digital Intermediates and not native compressed footage in post production. The AVID DNxHD is the clear winner IMO.
What Inspires Me: Navy Swimmer Short by Shane Hurlbut ASC
One of the best examples of documentary style shooting with a commercial slant – ie; advertising for the U.S. Navy.
Shane is known to shoot Canon 5DMkII’s as much as possible for his work.
Color grading is excellent, audio is clean, a perfect example of what’s possible with HDSLR’s in the hands of someone who knows how to use them.
The Canon workflow both creatively and technically [for] shooting is faster, more efficient, eco‐friendly, and financially responsible.