Useless Things, which will be premiering this Sunday (24th of July) at midnight on Canadian Reflections (CBC), was made a couple years before the HD DSLR revolution we are still living in. It’s possible that if we made it later, we would have shot on a 5D, or more likely a RED, but we were able to accomplish quite a bit with the HVX / Cinevate Brevis combo that is featured in the “making of” below. In fact, after a screening in Toronto (for the ReelWorld Film Festival) a Kodak rep asked if we shot on film, which to me was one of the best compliments we could have gotten.
I have my issues with HDSLRs, mostly because of the codec and compression, but the images you can get with them can definitely be spectacular. I think the key is know your camera well, no matter what you might be shooting with.