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Sundance film “Upstream Color” shot on GH2.


That you don’t have to own the latest and most expensive stuff to create an exceptional work should now be obvious for everyone. I use my Olympus E-P1 on daily basis and plenty of filmmakers still do some amazing shots on the now very cheap Panasonic GH2. Nofilmschool (Click here) spotted a couple of new movies entirely shot on the GH2. The one I embedded here on top of this post is the trailer of “Upstream Color” that has been shown at the Sundance film festival.

Great work! And do you still want the GH3? :)

GH2 vs GH3 price comparison:
GH2 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Olympus US store, FocusCamera, eBay GH3 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Olympus US store, FocusCamera, eBayP

  • Nice post! Well you know there are photographers and camera people. Photographers are artists that use cameras to show their vision. Camera People are gear heads that like tech but don’t necessarily know how to photograph or are interested in photography.

    Nothing right or wrong with either but that’s kinda how it is.

  • Eleazar Gray

    I was going for the Gh3 until I saw these films shot on the gh2. GH2 should be here on Friday.

  • avds

    Beautiful trailer!

    I’ll admit to being quite a “gear head”, but I hope I’ll eventually get enough motivation, discipline and time to make my [moderate] fixation on gear matter less.

  • More impressive to me is this was done by the guy who did “Primer”. “Primer” is a very cool Indie sci-fi movie done for $7,000 on 16mm. Definitely a HIGHLY recommended movie.

    • brudy

      Thanks for the ‘Primer’ recommendation. The trailer looks awesome and will watch in the next few days. This one also looks very cool.

  • dg

    Animal cruelty makes me sad. Those poor pigs.

    • V4Vendetta

      I hope it was simulated and the pigs have not been abused, at least the trailer I can not say that there is abuse, but I’m curious whether or not abuse.

  • true homer

    Color rendition and range in the shadows alone is reason enough to get the GH3. It runs circles around the hacked gh2

  • V4Vendetta

    Today many people are concerned about the brand of the camera, this is the date that the Canonboys insist that Panasonic have look like video-ish, when we know that with optical or Voigtlander manual gives a cinematic result. But everyone creates what seems, in the end the important thing is to tell a story and most mortals do not have eyes trained on issues of cinematography.

    Someone who was at the premiere says that on the big screen looked good:

    Aron Campisano wrote in nofilmschool ‘I was fortunate enough to attend the world premiere of Upstream Color at Sundance and see it on the enormous screen at the 1500-seat Eccles theater. The image, even at this size, was SPECTACULAR. Everyone just assumed it was shot on RED. Nothing about it even hinted that it was shot on a DSLR.’

    • true homer

      Cinematic to some people means soft image

    • cosinaphile

      anyone who thought it was shot on a dslr would have been as wrong as red … its micro four thirds … say it slowly…. micro four thirds.. it uses no mechanical reflex mirror system …………carry on :)

  • Simply amazing work. Very cinematic and film-like. Kudos to the GH2! Although I just sold mine to buy…. the GH3 =D

    Hey, I shoot stills, too, lol. I shoot almost all of my commercial and fashion work on the micro 4/3.

    Joe Gunawan | fotosiamo fotografie

    • Some nice work you got there, Joe. Good to see that m43 is really up to such tasks :-)

  • Thanks for sharing that trailer, great to see new work from Shane Carruth. I’ve been waiting for a new film from him since seeing Primer a couple of years ago. If you haven’t seen it yet, go watch Primer. Amazing indie work.

  • cosinaphile

    looks like a film id like to see…primer was excellent.

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