More Canon 7d footage

Here are some shots from last weekend’s Dublin Workshop from the F-Stop Academy. Shot on a prototype Canon 7d and a Canon 35mm f1.4 lens.

Just some random bits and pieces so you can see some daylight footage that I shot before I shot “Dublin’s People”

None of this is graded.

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Random Dublin shots from workshop: Canom 7d from Philip Bloom on Vimeo.
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Bloom's USA Video Blog: The British Invasion
Bloom's USA Video Blog: The British Invasion

Also check out my very silly new Video Blog from Zacuto HQ, shot on the Canon 7d and lots of fish eye!

Please also check this out below. Andrea is seen in the above footage and this is the film she made on the workshop.

Weiblich from F-Stop Academy on Vimeo.

Filmed by Andrea Baczynski on a dirt cheap Nikon D5000 DSLR as part of the Dublin F-Stop Academy Cinematography workshop on the 6th September 2009. She came all the way from Austria to be part of our first workshop (in fact we had people from France, Germany, Dubai, Sweden and many other places too!)

Andrea has never shot video before, she has only ever worked in stills. This was her first time filming and I cut it together for her in the class in 20 minutes to demonstrate how you can do something very strong, very simply. Andrea’s idea of integrating herself with the statues was a terrific one and now she has a new excitement about the moving image.

Graded using Magic Bullet Looks. You can get Magic Bullet Looks from and get 20% off with the code bloom20.

I also used Nattress Film Effects to get the 2:35 to 1 Matte plug in to give it that wonderful aspect ratio.

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  1. Great opening shot… drips in slomo.. but the picture is real crisp..FANTASTIC! This kind of stuff is really changing the game – RED may as well just forget competing with this stuff and stick solely to their current market(s), because this stuff is TOTALLY good enough.. and that is all that matters really, isn’t it? I mean, aside from greenscreen (ugh) work, the market that this 7D targets can get away with lower sampling and color depth, because to get to the next level requires another $10-$20,000 and some quick ROI. But this little camera is the future. Welcome to the “good enough” generation!

  2. Right or wrong I sold the 5d Mark ii and ordered the 7d. The video looks just as good as the ones coming at out of the 5d Mark ii and much easier to edit in native 24p. Even if Canon comes out with a firmware update with 24p, I am now just as interested in the 60p option for slow mo.

    By the way, are you doing an F-stop class in LA?

    1. Quote “I’ve read that the 7D’s LCD is useless below f/2.8 or so…” I can see f11 or smaller having an effect only because you are increasing the depth of field but there should be no problem with any LCD at F1.2-f5.6 as the depth of gets shallower so your focus becomes more critical …maybe this is what you were trying to convey… Does the 7Ds LCD allow critical focus.

    2. With those loupe magnifiers like Z-Finder and ours it is actually much easyer to focus with apertures less than 2.8 than with apertures more than 2.8. All of our test subjects were using apertures from 1.2 to 2.8 with more accurate focusing results than with the 8.0 for example because of the pronounced DOF it is far more easyer to isolate the subjects than to miss them by a foot…

  3. The “bee part” is stunning ! Great one, as always with your work Phil.
    I’ve got too much Nikon lenses to go for canon but I hope they will compete with the 7D asap…

    Thank you for sharing.

  4. Beautiful!.. as usual.

    A close friend of mine is involved in maintaining the musical estate and legacy of Elliot Smith.

    Do you have permission or clearance to use Elliot’s music in this context?
    I’m not sure of the ‘fair use’ policy in instances of this type, but I always think it’s better to be safe.

    Here in Portland, we take Elliot’s memory seriously.

    That said, it’s a fine combination and sets a great mood for your excellent images.


  5. G’day Phillip,

    Its always rewarding to see interest in cinematography being rekindled by your talents and ability to create international kinship thru your use of the visual language, as well as educating in an easy way-the 5 C’s of cinematography…Make that 6 C’s…due to the fact of your easy going nature and consideration to embrace professionals and cinema enthusists!!

    Random Dublin was outstanding- well done mate!…Your work makes me smile in admiration…Keep up the great Work and Karma!

    Much like the Beatles some 4 decades ago -You have become The United Kingdoms Best Ambassador of Good Will due to your outstanding Cinematography, natural affinity,easy humour and thoughtful leadership!

    Best Regards, your friend

    Dave Van De Brake

  6. My colleague worried about DOF with the 7D, given its smaller sensor. He’d better worry about focus. With the D5 he had problems during an interview where the talent slightly shifted position (leaning forward) and her eyes were no longer in that narrow sliver of focus.

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