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Act Of Valor shot exclusively on 7D & 5DII
« on: February 17, 2012, 12:41:58 PM »
really amazing looking production using DSLRs

http://youtu.be/TDWayZvNC54
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Act Of Valor shot exclusively on 7D & 5DII
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Re: Act Of Valor shot exclusively on 7D & 5DII
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2012, 04:39:38 PM »
For the record, the tech specs on the IMDB page indicates they used Arriflex film cameras too.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1591479/technical

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Re: Act Of Valor shot exclusively on 7D & 5DII
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2012, 07:56:35 PM »
Here is more accurate information from a insider, and from Shane Himself.

75% 5D MK II, 25% film.

Canon long lenses, Zeiss wide lenses

http://www.hurlbutvisuals.com/blog/2011/02/26/zeiss-a-cinematic-journey-on-act-of-valor/


http://www.hurlbutvisuals.com/blog/2011/02/26/zeiss-a-cinematic-journey-on-act-of-valor/

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Re: Act Of Valor shot exclusively on 7D & 5DII
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2012, 08:02:48 PM »
Definitely going to see this.  Will it be in theaters?
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Re: Act Of Valor shot exclusively on 7D & 5DII
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2012, 08:22:44 PM »
Definitely going to see this.  Will it be in theaters?

The link says wide release on president's day.  This was a indie film picked up for a mere 13 million.

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Re: Act Of Valor shot exclusively on 7D & 5DII
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2012, 04:36:18 AM »
More reasons to go watch it when it comes out next week! (Here anyway...)

Was already planing to head to the premier =D

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« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2012, 01:23:52 PM »
More reasons to go watch it when it comes out next week! (Here anyway...)

Was already planing to head to the premier =D

Already happened, see the link above.  The Seals parachuted down to the red carpet in front of the theatre.

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« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2012, 09:05:11 PM »
More reasons to go watch it when it comes out next week! (Here anyway...)

Was already planing to head to the premier =D

Already happened, see the link above.  The Seals parachuted down to the red carpet in front of the theatre.

Yeah, that was your premier/worldwide premier, it only comes out Thursday here... we have our "premier" then

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Re: Act Of Valor shot exclusively on 7D & 5DII
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2012, 02:59:42 AM »
Having watched the movie... If I hadn't read the article first I would have had no idea at ALL that it was shot on dSLRs... IQ was fantastic.

Movie was pretty good too, and included some Canon product placement... 20D, anybody? xD

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Re: Act Of Valor shot exclusively on 7D & 5DII
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2012, 01:26:05 PM »
The 5D shots tended to look pretty good and blend in for the most part, but there were some that were obvious and IMO noticeably poor. Banding in the sky, jello effect, pixelation from the codec. When they were there, they were noticeable to the point that my wife commented on it too and she's not in this business at all.
The movie itself? OMG it's awful! I get that the SEALS in the movie aren't actors, but then they shouldn't have tried to give them lines and make them try to act. It was unbearable to sit through their "acting" attempts.
I like action movies, I like war movies, but this one just wasn't a good movie at all. Go play Modern Warfare on Xbox instead.
No offense to Shane Hurlbut as the camera work is fine, but the script and the acting just aren't good enough to carry anything more than a trailer.

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« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2012, 01:42:28 PM »
The 5D shots tended to look pretty good and blend in for the most part, but there were some that were obvious and IMO noticeably poor. Banding in the sky, jello effect, pixelation from the codec. When they were there, they were noticeable to the point that my wife commented on it too and she's not in this business at all.
The movie itself? OMG it's awful! I get that the SEALS in the movie aren't actors, but then they shouldn't have tried to give them lines and make them try to act. It was unbearable to sit through their "acting" attempts.
I like action movies, I like war movies, but this one just wasn't a good movie at all. Go play Modern Warfare on Xbox instead.
No offense to Shane Hurlbut as the camera work is fine, but the script and the acting just aren't good enough to carry anything more than a trailer.

The critics are pretty down on the storyline, but it is going to make a lot of $$$  Low budget, high profit.

Its not my type of movie, so I won't be seeing it, but for a Indie film maker, its a big deal to get a film into wide distribution.  The cost of advertising and distribution are likely much higher than the cost to make it.

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« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2012, 01:31:22 AM »
I dunno though, it wasn't a great movie, thats for sure, but having just come off watching Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, I can say for sure the acting in Act of Valor is far superior to what was in Rider...



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« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2012, 09:18:48 PM »
Just because you didn't like it theres no use trying to bash others for liking it.

Could you tell which parts were shot on film and which parts were shot on the SLRs?

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« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2012, 09:33:10 PM »
Apparently those who went this weekend liked it, it was #1 and ratings from movie goers were high.  Its not likely to win an academy award, but movies are often popular and don't win awards, sometimes the theme is just right for the times.

In any event, it made more than it cost on just the first weekend, and few movies can say that.

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« Reply #14 on: February 26, 2012, 11:02:53 PM »
Plus, they used real bullets during the shooting sequences ... not sure if that is such a great idea (and I wonder if their insurance company knew about it lol!):

It stars real, active-duty Navy SEALs, demonstrating (without compromising national security) how they do their jobs. The script is fictional and actors play the non-SEAL roles, but it’s all inspired by real incidents. And that’s live ammo in those weapons. (Kansas CityStar)

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Re: Act Of Valor shot exclusively on 7D & 5DII
« Reply #14 on: February 26, 2012, 11:02:53 PM »