First Movie Shot on Canon 7D

Yes, more frakking zombies. I love the sub-genre, but enough is enough. The point of this post isn’t about zombies though; or even this particular movie. What is significant here is the look of this “film” shot on a $1700 camera. Almost anyone can now make a movie that looks good – or at least they can afford to make one.

The camera quality is sort of a mixed bag for the bloody independent film. High resolution coupled with gorgeous depth of field tricks emulate Hollywood (or at least, TV-level) production. But, while you can call me old fashioned, blood and guts only look better in low-fi. Best of luck to the group finishing the film. These dailies from week one have some nice moments.

Andrew James
Podcaster. Tech junkie. Movie lover. Student. Also games and guitar.


  1. Really Gr8, But can you tell me that the film shooted with 7d can be release theatrically on a 35mm projector or not. I am also instrested in making a feature length movie and want to shot it using xlh1/z7/7d. can anyone help me out!

  2. thanx!

    but I have some more hasitations, while shooting my first documentary, I found on net that a hv** is also good enough with a 35mm adapter and a computer, for low budget movie. If it is so, than any one help me regarding this kit. also I want to make a 35mm dof adapter for myself can anyone suggest the lens and other things. the movie has many action and to sports(football) shots. once again thanks a lot for help.


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