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'Captain America' shot by EOS 5D Mark II

The feature film, "Captain America: The First Avenger", used the 5D Mark II to shoot motion sequences that were seamlessly integrated with the production's 35mm film footage.

"The challenge with a lot of action photography is getting the camera in the right position," noted Jonathan Taylor, second unit director/director of photography. "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."

Action scenes in "Captain America: The First Avenger" in which Taylor used 5D Mark II cameras for POV (point-of-view) shots include a car chase and crash and a high-speed motorcycle pursuit. The small size of the camera enabled Taylor to mount it on the interiors and exteriors of moving vehicles to capture dramatic action shots. The camera's size also ensured that it was "invisible" to the film cameras shooting the same scene from a distance.

"The thing with action is that the more angles you can shoot, the faster the cuts you can use and the more energy you get into a sequence," Taylor added.

Previously, the EOS 5D Mark II cameras and EF lenses were used for action shots in the blockbuster hit "Iron Man 2".


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