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BEHIND THE SCENES

Take a look behind the scenes of various productions and see how Cinematographers use Canon Cameras and Lenses to create award-winning content and captivate audiences around the world.

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Behind The Scenes: Hold To Your Best Self

One Night, six stories. The narrative series Hold To Your Best Self follows six students on their senior prom night. In this video, Director of Photography Dustin Supencheck explains how the combination of his Canon EOS C300 Mark II camera and 30-105mm compact zoom lens provided a versatile solution to film the series from a number of different perspectives.

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Behind The Scenes: The Adulterers

In the narrative series The Adulterers, cinematographers Darin Quan and Zack Schamberg take a powerful look at relationships by exploring the dynamic between two lovers with a unique arrangement. In this testimonial, Darin and Zack discuss how their Canon EOS C300 Mark II Cinema Camera helped them to achieve the storytelling look and feel they needed.

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Behind The Scenes: The Trade

In the documentary series The Trade, cinematographer Matt Porwoll takes a powerful look at all sides of the epidemic of drug addiction. In this testimonial, Matt discusses how his Canon rig helped him to humanize his subjects and achieve the storytelling look and feel he needed.

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Behind The Scenes: The Pollinators

A cinematic journey around the United States follows migratory beekeepers and their truckloads of honey bees as they pollinate the flowers that become the fruits, nuts and vegetables that get eaten.

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Behind the Scenes: Nick Higgins

For Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind and OJ: Made in America, Nick used Canon Cinema EOS Cameras and Cinema Prime lenses to capture gripping interviews, which were combined with archival footage to tell their stories. In this testimonial, Nick discusses his craft, and how Canon equipment has helped him shape the stories he tells.

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Behind The Scenes: Murder in the Bayou

Based on a best-selling book, this five-part true crime docu-series investigates the unsolved murders of 8 women in and around Jennings, Louisiana. Learn how Cinematographer Jeff Hutchens utilized the C300 Mark II and EF Lenses to tell their stories, and the stories of those who surround them.

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Behind The Scenes: Brave Wilderness

Director Mark Vins details how Canon's XF705 Camcorder has been the ideal product for Brave Wilderness, providing robust features and rock-solid dependability in some of the toughest locations on Earth.

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Behind The Scenes: Ice on Fire and Skyglow

Documentary filmmaker Harun Mehmedinovic discusses his use of Canon Cinema EOS and DSLR cameras to capture stunning nature footage in his films "Ice on Fire" and "Skyglow."

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Behind The Scenes: Aaron Mendez

When filming narrative and promotional pieces for sports broadcasts, freelance cinematographer Aaron Mendez relies on Canon Cinema Lenses to give his shots a unique point of view and beautiful imagery. In this testimonial, see how Aaron gets up close and personal with his subjects, and uses Canon glass to give a cinematic feel to the broadcast.

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Behind The Scenes: Tigerland

Director/Co-Cinematographer Ross Kauffmann and Co-Cinematographer Matt Porwoll take us behind the scenes of "Tigerland" and talk about their use of Canon Cinema Cameras and lenses to shoot this intriguing spotlight on tigers and those who protect them.

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Behind The Scenes: Free Solo

Filmmaker Jimmy Chin details how the power, versatility, and imaging excellence of his gear enabled him to capture one of the greatest athletic achievements in history.

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Behind The Scenes: The Ritual

Director of Photography Andrew Shulkind discusses how Canon cameras and lenses played a critical role in the production of "The Ritual".

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Behind The Scenes: The Sentence

Filmmaker Rudy Valdez discusses his use of Canon’s Cinema EOS cameras and lenses in the production of "The Sentence", without having the equipment become distractingly intrusive.

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Behind The Scenes: RBG

Director of Photography Claudia Raschke discusses her use of Canon Cinema Prime lenses and the EOS C300 Mark II Cinema Camera to shoot the documentary "RBG" - a profile of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

TELEVISION

Behind The Scenes: The Drive

Learn why Matt Wilcox and Taylor Kavanaugh of Blue Ox Films, the production team behind "The Drive," decided on the cinematic look and mobility of Canon’s EOS C300 Mark II Cinema Cameras, along with a broad assortment of Canon Cinema Lenses.

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Behind The Scenes: BALLiSTIC

Director Ryan Connolly of Film Riot used Canon EOS C200 digital cinema cameras to shoot his short film, BALLiSTIC. This behind-the-scenes film, Making BALLiSTIC, details his choice of the C200 for the film, and its use in the shooting of the BTS, then takes a look at the workflow behind this superb short "that blurs the lines between Hollywood and independent."

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Behind The Scenes: This is Home

In the documentary This is Home, cinematographer Laela Kilbourn tells the story of Syrian refugees adjusting to life in Baltimore. When filming intimate family moments, a compact setup was vital. Learn why Laela chose Canon’s Cinema EOS cameras and the CINE-SERVO 17-120mm lens to capture this moving documentary.

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Behind The Scenes: Homeland

David Klein, ASC and Dominik Mainl discuss how Canon's Cinema Prime and Cinema Zoom Lenses provide the ideal look for the television drama "Homeland."

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Behind The Scenes: Inside The FBI

In the documentary series Inside The FBI, cinematographer Daniel B. Levin profiles the men and women of the New York office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Learn why Daniel chose Canon’s Cinema EOS Cameras and COMPACT-SERVO lenses to get the cinematic shots that he was looking for in a compact, versatile, and reliable package.

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Behind The Scenes: America Divided

In the documentary series America Divided, cinematographer Lucian Read tells the story of inequality, injustice and inequity in this country. Canon’s Cinema EOS cameras and lenses provided the ideal combination of size and performance.