Canon Cinema EOS workshop featuring Alex Buono @ Tropicana Golf Club 9th/7/2012

If there’s such a thing as a rock star of DP’s or Cinematographers, one would consider Alex Buono to be one. Known for his work on Saturday Night Live and a bunch of flicks like Dead End  and Green Street Hooligan, Alex has been known to revolutionized the industry by incorporating DSLR movie capture abilities into film and programme productions.

With his preference to use Canon cameras in his work, Canon Malaysia thought it was the perfect opportunity to introduce to the public the new EOS C series ;c300 , c500 and the 4k Canon 1C DSLR with an Alex Buono Cinema EOS workshop !

Many of the participants favored with the ergonomic of the EOS C series, saying that it was comfortable to handle and the buttons and switches were place strategically , making it a well thought of camera

The Canon 1C camera also made its appearance in this event. With a traditional DSLR body shape, this 4k camera allows the DSLR videographers  to use their existing rigs or  rigs available in the market now.

Alex fed us with a bunch of useful information and tips throughout the workshop but one statement he made that left a lasting impression to me was.. “Canon has made movie making affordable.Big budget movie makers are even using the same cameras a normal consumers have  in their production. It use to be technology that separated movie making its creativity “

Sacthler goes Birdwatching

FSB 8 is recommended for setups weighing up to 8kg



Sacthler who is well known for its performance , quality and durability is now the prefered tripod and head for the DSLR community. The Birdwatching photographers requires a light and durable setup which allows them to sometimes carry their equipment  deep into forest  or where ever their birds subjects are located. There, they are required to set up  their equipments as swiftly and quietly as possible in order not to disturb the subject

With a recommended max payload of 6kg, the FSB 6 should be the prefered system for those with euipments weighing below 6kg


. The Sacthler  FSB 6 and FSB 8 with 10 stage SpeedBlance and SideLock allows the user to balance their camera and lens along with optimal height adjustment in a fraction of the time that other tripod manufacturer have to offer. The FSB 6 and FSB 8 comes with a  75mm bowl which incorporates a flat bottom allows tripods with a flat base be used. Though uncommon, any setup above 8kg would  require the DV 12 fluid head as shown in the picture below.

Do feel free to bring over your camera and setup to test the fluid head’s payload as they usually are able to take more than the recommended weight.

SMB-400KIT – Matte Box for M. 4/3 & DSLR Camera

High performance Tilta Matte Box System Kit SMB-400KIT is specially designed for Micro Four Thirds and DSLR Camera with versatile accessories!

SMB-400KIT consists of:

  • MBS-4 hard shade matte box with 4”x4” 2 filter stages (one fix, one rotating), swing away mechanism, French flag, side flaps and donuts set.
  • Follow Focus System with flexible ring
  • Flexible Hand Grip
  • Shoulder Mount set
  • Base Plate with 2 pieces 15mm Rods Option

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Sachtler Cine DSLR Fluid Head

Compact, precise, and stable

The Cine DSLR has a payload range of 0.5 to 5 kg (1 to 11 lbs) and is thus ideal for state-of-the-art digital single-lens reflex cameras with HD video function. A counterbalance in ten steps as well as three vertical and horizontal grades of drag (+0) allow for professional operation. In addition, the Cine DSLR comes with a special camera plate with an anti-twist retainer for HD DSLR cameras.