Las Vegas Video Production

C300 in Low Light

DP David Dalasta of FiveSix Productions, decided to use the Canon C300 for our latest commercial production. Our shoot included filming outdoors at night as well as some driving down the Las Vegas strip shots. We were amazed that we only needed to bump the camera to 6400 ISO to get a properly exposed image. The versatility of the C300 was outstanding and exceeded our expectations.

Our subject a female atop the eiffel tower was lith three LED panels and our Male talent was lit with one LED while driving the car.

Director Bill Aylward, also had us shoot some macro elements using the Canon100mm L Series Lens. We overcranked at [email protected] shooting 720P. Our clients saw the footage and requested an additional spot based just on this footage.


Why we picked the Canon EOS C300

After looking at all of the cameras at NAB we choose to add the C300 to our inventory of cameras. If you looked at the white sheets for the differnet cameras our initial reaction was that the C300 didn't have the same bang for the buck as the other cameras out there. Would we like a camera that can shoot super slow mo.... Yes. Do we need it.... No. Does it shoot 4K footage?... No. Have we ever been asked to deliver a project in 4K? No.... After sittiing down with the team we realized that this camera was the best match for 95% of the productions we do.

It delivers the images clients have come to love from the Canon 5D without all of the hassles. It's nice to be shooting on a video camera again. The images are amazing and the camera is very intuative.

When we looked at what we can book, it was a natural fit.(It's on it's 5th day of shooting so far).