'Before the Flood' Focuses on Climate Change with Canon Cameras

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Directed by Fisher Stevens and produced by Leonardo DiCaprio, Before the Flood follows U.N. Messenger of Peace DiCaprio as he travels to five continents and the Arctic, speaking to scientists, world leaders, activists and local residents to gain a deeper understanding of the issues surrounding climate change. Explains DiCaprio, “Fisher and I set out to make a film to educate people around the planet on the urgent issues of climate change and to inspire them to be part of the solution.”

To capture visuals for the film, cinematographer Antonio Rossi used Canon EOS digital cinema cameras and lenses. He began production with the EOS C500 and EOS-1D C. When the EOS C300 Mark II camera was introduced, he adopted it as a new A-camera. About the C300, Rossi says, “we were happy to have onboard 4K recording and the extended color gamut options.” Rossi outfitted his cameras primarily with the Canon CN-E 30-105mm T2.8 zoom lens and the CN-E 17-120mm T2.95-3.9 Cine-Servo lens.

The capabilities of the cameras and lenses “enabled us to shoot in a variety of configurations while maintaining a consistently beautiful look and image quality.”



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