Shooting in Puerto Rico has tested the Canon 5D Mark II with intense humidity and rain. Yet, every time the camera has delivered.
On Set Cinematography Insight…
Speeding down roads. Splitting traffic. Near misses by literally gaffer-taping the Canon 5D to the motorcycle. We shot running footage of motorcycles.
We started out with the standard rigging package that you would bring to mount a film camera. But, we threw it all out and went with t-shirts for vibration dampening and gaffer tape.
KISS “keep it simple stupid” was the motto.
During shooting, it started to downpour. The camera took heavy rain for about 10 minutes until we were able to pull off the road and un-tape them.
No water damage at all. The humidity did not seem to affect the Canon 5D Mark II but did cause our film camera to jam and not function properly.
Behind-The-Scenes of Act of Valor with the Canon 5D Mark II
About Filmmakers Academy Cinematographer Mentor Shane Hurlbut, ASC
Director of photography Shane Hurlbut, ASC works at the forefront of cinema as a storyteller, innovator, and discerning collaborator, who brings more than three decades of experience to his art. He is a member of the American Society of Cinematographers, the International Cinematographers Guild/Local 600, and The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Hurlbut frequently joins forces with great directors: McG’s Netflix Rim of the World and The Babysitter, plus Warner Bros. We Are Marshall and Terminator: Salvation; Scott Waugh’s Need for Speed and Act of Valor; and Gabriele Muccino’s There Is No Place Like Home and Fathers and Daughters. His additional film credits include Semi-Pro; The Greatest Game Ever Played; Into the Blue; Mr 3000; Drumline; 11:14, which earned Hurlbut a DVDX nomination; and The Skulls. Notably, his television credits include the first season of AMC’s Into the Badlands.