Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Filmmaker shoots feature film on 7D, sells it for $4 million @ Sundance.

Filmmaker Drake Doremus (LIKE CRAZY) has sold his feature film to Paramount Pictures for $4 million dollars after its world premiere at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.

When dealing with HDSLR technology, once again the freedom and flexibility of HDSLRs win out over slow & bulky cameras of the past.  According to Drake, "I wrote ‘Like Crazy’ as a sensitive love story that would be character-driven. We had a young cast and I wanted the actors to be able to improvise and go with the flow of the take without having to stop the cameras every two minutes. With the 7D we ran lots of takes for 10 minutes without stopping the camera – at appropriate moments I was able to step into the scene and give the actors subtle direction and let them continue to perform. It was amazing to be able to let the camera roll knowing that we weren’t burning through our budget. The actors loved the opportunity to stay in the moment and experiment with different approaches.”

HDSLRs are taking the indie world by storm, and it's more about intimacy than budgetary concerns.

UPDATE: "Like Crazy" has won the Grand Jury prize at the Sundance Film Festival.

Read the entire article here from our friends at Planet 5D.

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