07 May 2019

NAB 2019: Canon highlights Oscar documentary success

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The Oscar-winning 'Free Solo' was shot on Canon The Oscar-winning 'Free Solo' was shot on Canon NatGeo

Tim Smith, SR advisor, film and tv production, reveals that every Oscar-nominated documentary this year was shot on Canon.

“It didn’t happen overnight,” says Smith of Canon’s success. “We’ve only been playing in this space really seriously since the and that was five or seven years ago. It’s not long…It’s not long to go from not having a camera for documentaries to having one that dominates the industry.

“Three years in a row we’ve won, but this year it was a lock. It was guaranteed that whatever was going to come up when that envelope was opened was going to be shot on a Canon camera.”

Smith details the reasons why in the video below. And that’s before we even start talking about the glass…


Andy Stout

Andy has spent over two decades writing about all aspects of the broadcast and film industries for a variety of high-profile industry publications on both sides of the Atlantic. During that time the industry has moved from 4:3 SD to 16:9 SD to HD and now on to 4K HDR. He's getting kind of curious to see where it goes next.

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