For those of you just joining us, I love the 5D MKII. I think in 20 years we will look back on it as the camera that changed the game forever and set the tone for an entirely new generation of filmmakers. It has most certainly earned it's stripes as a fantastic still photo camera and essential piece of video kit. Footage shot on the MKII has appeared everywhere from Saturday Night Live to a season finale of House to Iron Man II to Academy Award nominated documentary, Hell and Back Again. Considering it's track record for producing fantastic visuals, it shouldn't surprise anyone that someone would eventually take a bunch of 5D MKII's, a highly trained team of active duty Navy Seals and about a million rounds of live ammunition and turn that into a movie. That person is D.P. Shane Hurlbut and that movie is Act of Valor. Shot on a mix MKII's, 7D's and combination of Zeiss and Panavision lenses, the results are about as 'film like' as it gets. Color me pumped.
Check out the latest featurette, 'Real Bullets,' below - and DO NOT try this at home. Unless, of course, you're a Navy Seal. Then go do whatever you want and I'll just sit here quietly.