Brooklynphono: Mini Documentary Shot on the Canon C300 Mark II

Brooklyphono is a mini documentary about vinyl pressing shot on the Canon EOS C300 Mark II. Check out the behind the scenes videos where documentary cinematographer Matt Porwoll discusses the camera setup used in shooting the short documentary, his lighting setup for the interview parts, as well as resolution, colour space and log gamma available on the C300 Mark II.

Cinematographer Matt Porwoll configured a couple of C300 Mark II in two handheld configurations to suit his style. The first setup was based around the ARRI baseplate and top handle for the C300 MKII, and the Gratical HD EVF from Zacuto as his main exposure/focus tool. The Canon's top LCD monitor was mounted to the side as to allow him to be able to shoot from the hip while still managing his frame via the LCD monitor and not hunch down to look through the Gratical EVF. This rig uses the Canon CN-E 15.5-47mm T2.8 cine zoom lens.

Zacuto C300 Cn7 rig

The 2nd setup was based around the Zacuto C300 mark II dedicated rig and the CN-E 17-120mm T2.95 CN7x17 Cine-Servo zoom lens, which has been very popular with broadcast and documentary DoPs.

For the interview sections, Matt used a Cineo HS LED light from Cineo Lighting as a key light in a book light configuration for a more pleasing soft look, with an Astra 1x1 Bi-Colour acting as a back light. Scorpion lights were used to accent the details of the machines in the factory and a 1x1 Litepanels was used to lift up the ambient levels a bit.

Canon C300 mark II Highlights

  • Super35 CMOS 4K Sensor
  • 4K DCI and UHD resolutions up to 30p
  • 10bit 422 XF-AVC codec and 12bit 444 options in 1080p and 2K
  • Canon EF Mount
  • Improved Dual Pixel AF
  • Dual CFast 2.0 card slots
  • Rugged Top Handle and overall rugged design
  • Full HD slow motion up to 120fps
  • Canon LOG, Canon LOG 2, Canon Log 3 (upcoming firmware)

Matt also goes over the various resolutions, colour space options and log gamma available on the C300 Mark II in the video below.

As an official Canon dealer we supply all Canon EOS professional products including the C300 mark II, the CN-E lenses both primes and zooms including the CN7x17 17-120mm Cine-Servo zoom and the are also very proud to be able to offer the newly announced affordable CN-E 18-80mm T4.4L compact servo zoom lens.

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