Scripted cable TV series shot entirely on Canon 7D

A lot of Hollywood movies and TV series now feature Canon dSLRs as “second unit cameras” (e.g. Captain America), or as “crash cams” (e.g. Iron Man), or “one-episode tests” (e.g. House), but it’s rare to find a scripted TV series that it’s shot entirely with one of these cameras.

Enter Wilfred, a comedy on FX. The American adaptation of this originally-Australian show is using the Canon 7D exclusively, and it looks great. Proof that you can shoot great video with these dSLRs as long as you employ a good focus pull.

All 13 episodes are available for free viewing via Hulu or IMDb (possibly only in the US though). Stars Elijah Wood.

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CRFilms wrote on October 3rd, 2011 at 8:31 PM PST:

I’ll check this out soon. The Hacked GH1/2, Canon 7D, 5DmkII all produce similar images, but what really sets apart the footage is lighting and set design.

Lighting and sets add texture and depth to a scene that no amount of shooting flat or grading will change. I’m interested to see how this show looks and what they did.


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Eugenia wrote on October 3rd, 2011 at 9:04 PM PST:

I’m interviewing the cinematographer and cameraman of the show. I hope to have the interview up by the end of the week.


josh wrote on October 9th, 2011 at 3:34 PM PST:

Great! I’m looking forward that interview! 🙂


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