Canon: Called to action in Marvel’s ‘The Avengers’

Point-of-view (POV) to capture awesome shots of Marvel’s ‘The Avengers’ was the sole success of Canon’s EOS 5D Mark II and EOS 7D digital SLR cameras. Stunts and action work were seamlessly intercut with 1920 X 1080 HD recordings in 24p frame rate and principal 35mm/digital cinematography. This isn’t the first time that Canon digital SLR’s have been used for featured motion pictures as we saw on set for ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’. Our eyes are adjusting quite nice to them *ahem* Peter Jackson.  With the super-heroic team of these cameras assembled cinematographer Seamus McGravey was able to capture “unrepeatable stunts” in an array of specifically placed camera positions and angles. Talk about make it or break it. Marvel’s ‘The Avengers’ had plenty of close-action shots that required the use of these cameras.

“The 5D Mark II and the 7D digital SLR cameras produce excellent, cinema-worthy images. They are great for shooting additional angles that give film editors more options for creating powerfully immersive and kaleidoscopic views of action scenes.” – Seamus McGarvey.

A total of five 5Ds and two 7Ds were used on set. That is an impressive number especially considering the accessibility of these cameras for would-be directors to get their hands on without taking a second mortgage out on the house. Well, now that it is cheaper and easier to get those awesome action shots we drool over, it should be no time before we are back in theaters to watch an Avengers II right?

Source: Canon

Pictured: EOSHD

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