This video is what i will consider the ultimate low light test for the Canon C300.
Rodney Charters, Drew Gardner and Lan Bui (me) spent New Year’s eve hanging out in the countryside of England… we had a few drinks, ate delicious food and then shot this non scientific test for low light with the Canon C300. Rodney shoots a lot of TV stuff and has much more knowledge than I do on how good this test really is. I was blown away at how well we were able to see Drew when we lit him with just an iPad. Yes thats right we lit a person with just an iPad and shot it with a C300. Now some of you might we thinking it is unrealistic to actually use an iPad in a production to light something. I’m not going to tell you if it is right or wrong… but it is a possibility.
This test really shows off what lighting packages can be stripped down to… literally the minimum things you have laying around. I love when Rodney asks for a flashlight then realizes he has a light in his pocket and we then use his iPhone to light C300 footage.
Then I look at the footage I just wonder what it could look like graded by someone good. So if you are someone that wants to see how far you can push a grade with 20,000 ISO footage out of the Canon C300 lit by an iPad and an iPhone… let me know. I’ll send you the pro res files.
So here is the ultimate low light test with the Canon C300 setup:
Canon 100mm f/2.8 IS L lens
1/25th shutter (360 degree)
Canon Log Gamma (Cinema lock mode)
So… just after this ultimate Canon C300 low light test we sat around some whisky and talked for about an hour about filmmaking, the C300 and so much more… I will be posting that stuff in the next few days. Stay tuned.