Canon Cameras Used in Captain America: The First Avenger

“Captain America: The First Avenger” was a great movie! It supplied the action packed awesomeness and storyline that every nerd craved. This years San Diego Comic-Con attendees seemed to be heavily influenced because of Captain America. The game, the shirts we gave away, and even the porn industry seemed to be all for the franchise. I wish I could have been a part of the glory, somehow, someway. Well, now I think it is possible.

Canon announced that many of the action shots of the motion picture were filmed using their EOS 5D Mark II Digital SLR cameras! So for a camera that costs a mere $2,000, I could potentially make a movie that could gross over $150,000,000? Maybe not, but the idea of Jonathan Taylor, second unit director/director of photogaraphy on “Captain America: The First Avenger”, used the camera for POV shots of the car chase, crash, and high-speed motorcycle pursuit is outstanding.

“The challenge with a lot of action photography is getting the camera in the right position,” Taylor 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.”

For all you nerdy movie buffs that always wanted to make there own Super 8 film turn into a twenty-first century digital reality, this is it! Soon we will be able to get super high quality video and photo capabilities, seen in films like these, by using our smartphones. Did someone say, CES 2012?

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